The last two posts to this blog were occasioned by the oft-repeated myth that, after his apparent death, the French airman André was reintroduced to Quality Comics’ Blackhawk series without any explanation for his reappearance. In those post, we’ve seen the stories which contained his apparent death and his (wholly explained) reappearance; now we’ll finish the trilogy with the tale that completes André’s reintroduction to the team.

As you read, please stick with this story and give it a chance. At first blush you’ll think it’s another of those common thrown together Golden Age mishmashes in which everything but the kitchen sink is tossed at a tale haphazardly. But when the plot elements of this tale come together, you’ll realize that it’s a pretty well-crafted story.

The page scans for this post (and the two previous ones) are courtesy of The Digital Comic Museum. My apologies for the scan quality; the only pages presently available digitally for Military Comics #10 are these dreadful “GM” microfiche pages. On the other hand, when one considers the number of Golden Age comics which are lost or presently unavailable, these pages are indeed better than nothing.

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Military Comics #10, June 1942

Have fun! — Steve

Fans of Blackhawk and the Hideouts and Hoodlums roleplaying game will find my writeup for Blackhawk (and an essay on the character’s history from 1941 to the present) in Supplement IV – Captains, Magicians, and Incredible Men Part II, available for purchase at RPGNow!

Copyright 2013, Steven A. Lopez. All rights reserved.

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