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"The Barker: "The Hawk"": Carnie Calahan, the Barker, is congratulated for booking the Wills Bros. daredevil act as they promise to be a popular draw. Before their first show, however, he finds them on edge and asking to be let go from their contract. Apparently they were visited by a costumed e


Quote1 Just a minute! Wait here while I give the Wills Brothers one of those special Carnie Calahan pep talks! It's their first performance here you know! Quote2
-- The Barker



Appearing in The Barker: "The Hawk"

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  • Wills Bros. (Ken, Ben, and Len)
  • Col. Lane
  • Shali the Snake Charmer

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  • The Hawk (Dies)

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Synopsis for The Barker: "The Hawk"

Carnie Calahan, the Barker, is congratulated for booking the Wills Bros. daredevil act as they promise to be a popular draw. Before their first show, however, he finds them on edge and asking to be let go from their contract. Apparently they were visited by a costumed evildoer known as the Hawk who runs something of a protection racket for carnival daredevils, with a large bird known to appear and cause fatal accidents during the acts of those who refuse to cooperate. Even among those who know of him, none are sure if the Hawk is a man, or bird, or somehow both!

The Barker promises to deal with the problem for them, but is soon confronted by the Hawk himself, who responds to the Barker's demands to leave by stepping behind a tree and emerging as an actual hawk. It attacks the Barker and his friends Tiny and Midge before being scared off by the snake charmer's python. Afterward one of the Wills Bros. is sent into a fall during his high-wire act by the same bird, but is caught safely before he hits the ground. His brother is too terrified now to do his lion taming act, so the Barker takes his place. During the act the bird appears again, but is attacked by the lion. The human Hawk attacks with a gun to save his bird, confirming the human and bird are separate.

In the ensuing chaos the Hawk is mauled to death by the lion. Colonel Lane recognizes the Hawk as having been a magician named Rabello, which explains how he was able to make quick undetected exits and appear as if he had the power to transform into a bird. With the Hawk's threat dealt with the last Wills Brother prepares to perform his human cannonball stunt, rejoicing that at last things are safe and sound again.

Appearing in Sally O'Neil Policewoman: "Mr. Tommor's Crime Syndicate"

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  • Sally O'Neil

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  • Mr. Tommor
  • Maxton
  • DeBalbo
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Synopsis for Sally O'Neil Policewoman: "Mr. Tommor's Crime Syndicate"

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Appearing in Steve Wood: "The Punjab Diamond"

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  • Steve Wood (First appearance)

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  • Peggy Allen (First appearance)
  • Sally (First appearance)
  • Inspector Flanagan (First appearance)

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  • Johnson
  • Louie Scanelli
  • Hart
  • Jerry

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Appearing in Tinker Tom: "The Tinkers' Picnic"

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  • Tinker Tom

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Appearing in Lassie: "Uncle Balthazar's Lodge"

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  • Lassie

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Appearing in Quicksilver: "Crime Takes To the Air"

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  • Cribb
    • his Air Gang, 3 thugs
  • Rodsby

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  • Mr. Kickshaw

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  • Kickshaw Building

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  • Cribb's Autogyro

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Appearing in "Intellectual Amos: “All About Ants”"

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  • Intellectual Amos

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Notes

  • Also featured in this issue of National Comics was:

Trivia

  • The Hawk story was listed in the book The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains: Featuring the 50 Strangest Supervillains in the History of Comics.



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