Military Comics No. 33

Military Comics No. 33 was published by Quality Comics in October 1944. The cover art by Al Bryant depicts Blackhawk leading the Blackhawk Squadron, as well as Chop-Chop, into battle. This issue features the Blackhawks in “Let the Band Play Dixie,” the Sniper in “The Opium Gambit,” Private Dogtag in “If Wishes were Horses,” the short story “The Cow of China,” P.T. Boat in the “Lord of Longley,” and the Secret War News comic “Flying Commandoes Smash Jap Armies.”
Military Comics told “stories of the Army and Navy” and introduced the Blackhawk Squadron in issue No. 1 in August 1941. The Squadron was led by the Polish pilot Blackhawk, who battled the Nazi army that killed his brother and sister. The rest of the squadron was a motley crew of international military men with specialized skills to help defeat the Axis powers. World War II inspired many stories of patriotic heroes and Axis villains in American comic books that often encouraged supporting the war effort on its covers and throughout its pages. Military Comics was later renamed Modern Comics after issue number 43 in October 1945 following the end of World War II.
Object Name
comic book
date made
Quality Comics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
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catalog number
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Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
World War II
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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