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"Blackhawk: "Desert Death"": A hooded figure kidnaps a woman from an Arab compound. The kidnapper is Blackhawk and the woman is Edda, a beautiful blonde Nazi agent. She knows the secret plan the Nazis have devised to destroy the Suez Canal, the "life-line of the democracies". The other Nazi agen



Appearing in Blackhawk: "Desert Death"

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Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Desert Death"

A hooded figure kidnaps a woman from an Arab compound. The kidnapper is Blackhawk and the woman is Edda, a beautiful blonde Nazi agent. She knows the secret plan the Nazis have devised to destroy the Suez Canal, the "life-line of the democracies". The other Nazi agents set out to find her. Meanwhile, back at the Blackhawks' hideout in an Egyptian oasis, Edda is a prisoner, but casually asks Zeg to bring her a hairdresser so she can maintain her reputation as the most beautiful spy in Africa. Zeg does as she asks. Of course, the hairdresser is another Nazi agent and takes Edda's orders to the Nazi command. They raid the hideout and capture the Blackhawks. When the dwarfish Nazi leader attempts to shoot Blackhawk, Edda shoots him first, saying the "Black Tigress" will want Blackhawk alive.

At the Nazi headquarters, there is much talk of the Black Tigress, apparently a ruthless and powerful leader of the whole operation. Blackhawk is taken to her. Instead of the hag he expects, she is a shapely blonde in a belly dancer's outfit with a veil covering her face. She professes her love for him, saying she knew they were meant to be together the first time they met. This seems like a pretty obvious clue, but Blackhawk is oblivious and claims they have never met. The Black Tigress is not a woman to be scorned. She orders him to be hung upside down by his heels and whipped. The other Blackhawks languish in their cell, helpless to escape, except for Chop Chop, who has been drafted to cook for the bad guys. Somehow he causes an explosion, with a coffee pot, that releases the rest of the team. They rescue Blackhawk and they all make their way to their planes. The Germans have already taken off in their planes, to bomb a freighter loaded with ammunition in the Suez Canal. The theory is that the explosion will destroy the canal. There is a big dogfight that Blackhawk realizes is a diversion from the real attack. He flies off to find the real bomber, the Black Tigress. They battle, and both planes crash. The Black Tigress dies in Blackhawk's arms, her mask slipping off to reveal she is actually Edda.

Appearing in The Blue Tracer: "Trap For the Blue Tracer"

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  • Nada (First appearance)
  • Nazis

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  • Balkans

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Synopsis for The Blue Tracer: "Trap For the Blue Tracer"

In the Balkans, the Blue Tracer is helping the partisans fight the Nazis. Beautiful but deadly Nazi agent Nada disguises herself as a peasant woman and leads Bill and Boomerang into a trap. With the help of POWs, they overcome their captors and escape.

Appearing in Loops and Banks: "Saving the Columbia"

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  • Loops McCann
  • Banks Barrows

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  • Martin PBM Mariner

Synopsis for Loops and Banks: "Saving the Columbia"

"Banks" Barrows and "Loops" McCann fly a Martin PBM Mariner to bomb a U-Boat that is attacking a merchant vessel carrying a US ambassador to an important meeting.

Appearing in Shot and Shell: "Two Freaks and the Greeks"

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  • Sam Shot
  • Slim Shell

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Synopsis for Shot and Shell: "Two Freaks and the Greeks"

Shot and Shell destroy a German torpedo boat while escaping from Greece.

Appearing in Miss America: "The Bandleader Spy"

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  • Tim Healy

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Synopsis for Miss America: "The Bandleader Spy"

Joan Dale quits the newspaper and joins the FBI. She investigates a gang of saboteurs posing as a band that uses music to send coded messages, and turns into Miss America to finish them off.

Appearing in Yankee Eagle: "The Fiddler and the Ape"

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  • Jerry Noble

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  • Sam the eagle

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Synopsis for Yankee Eagle: "The Fiddler and the Ape"

Enemy agents use an ape to capture two Navy midshipmen, and Jerry Noble when he tries to stop them. The agents plan to take the middies places for some sabotage. Jerry and the middies escape and Jerry sends Sam the Eagle to drop grenades on the bad guys' boat.

Appearing in Death Patrol: "The Five-Point Invasion of Britain"

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  • Butch O'Keefe (Dies)
  • Del van Dyne
  • Gramps
  • Hank
  • Chief Chuck-a-lug (First appearance)
  • Zazzy

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  • Colonel Rider

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  • northeastern coast of Scotland
  • Bottle-neck Bay, near Dover
  • southern coast of England, near Hastings
  • over the English Channel

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  • Six home-built fighter planes

Synopsis for Death Patrol: "The Five-Point Invasion of Britain"

Two weeks go by with no enemy action; the grounded Death Patrol fliers are bored and annoyed and suspicious about this. One night, behind each others' backs, all six of them sneak out individually, each flies an unauthorized patrol, and each foils a different element of an enormous enemy invasion of England. Butch crashes his plane into an enemy troop transport, and does not make it back.

Colonel Rider energetically scolds the Death Patrol members for their unauthorized actions and for losing Butch.

Appearing in H.M.S. Barracuda: "The Plot to Sink the Barracuda"

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  • First Lieutenant Skiff Wilkins

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  • HMS Barracuda

Synopsis for H.M.S. Barracuda: "The Plot to Sink the Barracuda"

Commanded by First Lieutenant Skiff Wilkins, Royal Navy, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, the submarine HMS Barracuda earns such a remarkable record by playing havoc with the Nazi fleet that she wins the right to display the royal ensign.

Appearing in Secret War New: "Bismark Sunk"

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  • HMS Hood
  • HMS Ark Royal
  • HMS Victorious
  • Polish destroyer Piorun
  • German battleship Bismarck

Synopsis for Secret War New: "Bismark Sunk"

Dramatization of the sinking of HMS Hood by the German pocket battleship Bismarck, and then the subsequent sinking of the Bismarck by torpedo planes from the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

Notes

  • Blackhawk:
  • Blue Tracer:
    • This story also included the “secret blueprints” of the Blue Tracer.
  • This issue of Military Comics also features:

Trivia

  • Bob Powell is also credited as Bud Ernest in this issue.



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