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* StarterVillain: Captain von Tepp, a Nazi officer terrorizing Poland, who killed Blackhawk's siblings and inspired him to take up a quest for vengeance before being gunned down at the end of his issue.


* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Zinda, transported from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to the 21st Century.

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Zinda, transported from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to the 21st Century.Century where ComicBook/{{Oracle}} recruited her to the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey.


* HeroicDimples: UpToEleven, because nearly every member has dimples in their cheeks. To name a few: the leader [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_bh_dimples2.jpg Blackhawk himself]], Janos; Andre is shown in [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_andre_dimple.jpg this panel]] with one in his left cheek; and the Lady Blackhawks [[http://www.herosandwich.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dimples3.jpg Zinda Blake]] and [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_lbh_natalia_dimple.jpg Natalia Reed]]. [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_weng_dimple.jpg Weng Chan]]'s new design reminded some of Clark Gable and he even has the dimple likeness.

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* HeroicDimples: UpToEleven, because nearly every member has dimples in their cheeks. To name a few: the leader [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_bh_dimples2.jpg Blackhawk himself]], Janos; Andre is shown in [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_andre_dimple.jpg this panel]] with one in his left cheek; and the Lady Blackhawks [[http://www.herosandwich.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dimples3.jpg Zinda Blake]] and [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_lbh_natalia_dimple.jpg Natalia Reed]]. [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackhawk_weng_dimple.jpg Weng Chan]]'s new design reminded some of Clark Gable and he even has the dimple likeness.


* AffectionateParody: Whitedove from ''Franchise/NationalLampoon Comics'' #1 puts a pacifist spin on the Blackhawk premise.

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* AffectionateParody: Whitedove from ''Franchise/NationalLampoon ''Film/NationalLampoon Comics'' #1 puts a pacifist spin on the Blackhawk premise.

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* TheSquadette: The Zinda Blake incarnation of Lady Blackhawk, who could apparently outdrink any of the men in the squad.


* BadassGrandpa: Andrew Lincoln


''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie. A live action movie to be directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg was announced in April 2018.

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''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie. A live action movie to be directed (or at least co-produced) by Creator/StevenSpielberg was has been announced in April 2018.


''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie.

In 2011, DC relaunched ''Blackhawks'' as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, this time featuring a modern incarnation of the group -- "an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles", under United Nations authority. Headquartered out of "The Eyrie", a secluded mountaintop base, their hangar is packed with dozens of state-of-the-art aircraft for various situations. ''These'' Blackhawks (who appear unrelated to any previous incarnation) include:

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''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie.

In 2011, DC relaunched ''Blackhawks'' as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, this time featuring a modern incarnation of the group -- "an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles", under United Nations authority. Headquartered out of "The Eyrie", a secluded mountaintop base, their hangar is packed with dozens of state-of-the-art aircraft for various situations. The 2011 series was canceled after eight issues. ''These'' Blackhawks (who appear unrelated to any previous incarnation) include:



The 2011 series was canceled after eight issues.

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The 2011 ''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie. A live action movie to be directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg was canceled after eight issues.announced in April 2018.


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''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Kirk Alyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie.

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''Blackhawk'' was a very popular series in its day, and inspired several adaptations, including a short-lived 1950 RadioDrama, a 1952 [[FilmSerial movie serial]] starring Kirk Alyn Creator/KirkAlyn (who also, incidentally, played Superman in serials), and a 1982 [[{{Novel}} prose novel]]. The Blackhawks have also appeared in several episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series and the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' movie.


* AffectionateParody: Whitedove from ''NationalLampoon Comics'' #1 puts a pacifist spin on the Blackhawk premise.

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* AffectionateParody: Whitedove from ''NationalLampoon ''Franchise/NationalLampoon Comics'' #1 puts a pacifist spin on the Blackhawk premise.


* DistaffCounterpart: Zinda.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Zinda.DistaffCounterpart:
** Zinda.
** In ''Blackhawk''#110 (March 1957), the Tigresses are an entire DistaffCounterpart team, made up of widows of men murdered by a criminal the Blackhawks had repeatedly jailed (but who kept escaping.) Blackhawk initially scoffs at the idea of [[StayInTheKitchen women crimefighters]] but when they prove competent, switches to denouncing their plan to [[ThouShaltNotKill permanently dispose of the criminal]].



* ThePsychoRangers: The White Lions, led by Death Mayhew, were the Nazi counterpart to the Blackhawks.

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The White Lions, led by Death Mayhew, were the Nazi counterpart to the Blackhawks.Blackhawks.
** In ''Blackhawk'' #112 (May 1957) we meet the Crimson Vultures, who are one-for-one criminal counterparts to the Blackhawks, right down to their TeamPet.


* HowWeGotHere: The first chapter of "The Junk-Heap Heroes" (the inaugural story of [[DorkAge The New Blackhawk Era]]) starts with the Blackhawks fighting against a robot designed to see if they are relevant enough to take on the modern world of crime. After Hendy and Stan are taken out, the story goes on to show the events that led to this scenario. The extended flashback sequence is bookended with the current Andre exclaiming that he's feeling "ze great fear!"

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* HowWeGotHere: The first chapter of "The Junk-Heap Heroes" (the inaugural story of [[DorkAge The New Blackhawk Era]]) starts with the Blackhawks fighting against a robot designed to see if they are relevant enough to take on the modern world of crime. After Hendy and Stan are taken out, the story goes on to show the events that led to this scenario. The extended flashback sequence is bookended with the current Andre exclaiming that he's feeling "ze great grand fear!"


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* OutdatedHeroVsImprovedSociety: [[DorkAge The New Blackhawk Era]] was brought about in a story arc spanning from Issues 228 to 230, where the Blackhawks discover that their usual methods are ineffective against modernized crime, so they reinvent themselves to compensate, both in tactics and presentation.


* CoolPlane: The Blackhawks had several, most notably the [[http://ourworlds.topcities.com/blackhawk/models/mod_f5f.htm [=XF5F-1=] Skyrocket]], which provided the visual model for the Blackhawks' planes until they were replaced by jets around 1949. The Skyrocket stands out with its unusual design and Blackhawk paint scheme, and remains the iconic aircraft of choice for any Blackhawk story set in the '40s.

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* CoolPlane: The Blackhawks had several, most notably the [[http://ourworlds.topcities.com/blackhawk/models/mod_f5f.htm [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_XF5F_Skyrocket [=XF5F-1=] Skyrocket]], which provided the visual model for the Blackhawks' planes until they were replaced by jets around 1949. The Skyrocket stands out with its unusual design and Blackhawk paint scheme, and remains the iconic aircraft of choice for any Blackhawk story set in the '40s.

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