Modern Comics No. 48

Modern Comics No. 48 was published by Quality Comics in April 1946. The cover art by Al Bryant features the pilot Blackhawk firing a gun out of his cockpit, with his sidekick Chop-Chop next to him. This issue included the Blackhawk story “The Pirates of Peroo," as well as Choo Choo in "The Masquerade Messup," the Death Patrol in "The Runaway Iceberg," Private Dogtag in "The Rescue of Chief Standing Goat," Will Bragg in "Fishin' Fools," and Ezra in "The Adolescent Psychologist."
Modern Comics was a continuation of Military Comics, which was renamed after issue number 43 in October 1945 following the end of World War II. Each issue of Modern Comics featured a story about the Blackhawk Squadron and several other tales of action and adventure. 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.
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Quality Comics
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overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
related event
World War II
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National Museum of American History


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