Janos Prohaska of Poland became a world-renowned pilot during the Spanish Civil War. After the Nazis invaded his home country, he, now known as Blackhawk, joined with several of his friends to combat them as the Blackhawk Squadron.
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- Originally, the adventures of Janos Prohaska and the other Blackhawks was germaine to the continuity of Earth-X, which also included all of the characters formerly owned by Quality Comics. In Earth-X and Earth-One continuity, the Blackhawk leader used the anglicized name Bart Hawk. Following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, Janos and his colleagues migrated to the Post-Crisis environment and they are now canonically recognized in New Earth continuity.
- Actor Kirk Alyn portrayed the role of Blackhawk in the 1952 Blackhawk serial. In the serial, Alyn's character was known only as Blackhawk. Alyn is more famously known as the first actor to portray the role of Superman in the original Republic serials.
- "Janos Prohaska" is also the name of an actor and stunt performer on American television from the 1960s, including an appearance as Yarnek in the Star Trek episode "The Savage Curtain".
- The name "Janos Prohaska" is not an entirely correct Polish name. There is no such Polish name as "Janos"; a more Polish name would be "Janusz". Also, the name "Prohaska" does not sound Polish; it looks more Czech or Slovenian.
- Action Comics Weekly
- Blackhawk (Volume 1)
- Blackhawk (Volume 2)
- Blackhawk (Volume 3)
- Secret Origins (Volume 1) #6
- Secret Origins (Volume 2) #45
- Uncle Sam Quarterly
- 60 Appearances of Janos Prohaska (New Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Janos Prohaska (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Janos Prohaska (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Janos Prohaska (New Earth)
- Blackhawk article at Wikipedia
- Blackhawk article at Toonopedia
- Blackhawk profile at Comicbookdb.com
- Blackhawk article at International Hero
- Blackhawk profile at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Blackhawk (Volume 3) Annual #1
- DC Comics Encyclopedia
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This character is or was a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory, or the Seven Soldiers in any of its various incarnations, created by the United States to defend itself from World War II and later it returned to battle time traveling, dimension spanning mysteries and monsters.