Sunday, March 27, 2022

Spielberg’s “Blackhawk”

Interest is picking up again for director, producer Steven Spielberg’s  big screen adaptation of  DC Comics' 1941 World War II action title "Blackhawk", featuring an international SEAL Team-type group of war time allies:

"It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring 'Ready Player One' to the screen", said Spielberg. 

""They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre. I am excited to reunite with them on 'Blackhawk'..."

Created by Chuck Cuidera with input from both Bob Powell and "The Spirit" creator Will Eisner, 'Blackhawk' debuted in Quality Comics' "Military Comics" #1 (August 1941), with 'Blackhawk'. leading a 7-member team of World War II-era ace pilots of different nationalities.  

"They shout their battle cry of 'Hawk-a-a-a!' as they descend from the skies to fight tyranny and oppression.

"Clad in matching blue and black uniforms, early stories pitted the team against the 'Axis' powers, but they would also battle recurring foes 'King Condor' and 'Killer Shark' as well as encounter an array of gorgeous and deadly femme fatales, including ‘Lady Blackhawk’…”

In the 1950's "Mad Magazine" parodied the team, with illustrations by Wally Wood. 

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