I've recently caught the TVTropes bug. One of the things I notices is that Blackhawk didn't have a page yet, so I started one
I know there are several people here who are much bigger Blackhawk experts than I am, so I figured I'd ask here about questions that occur to me (and if anyone here is also a TVTroper type, feel free to edit the wiki itself, of course.)
A few oddball questions I've been pondering:
- Olaf:Are there any primary sources that identify him as Norwegian? I know he's usually (always?) supposed to be Swedish, but I thought he was from Norway until visiting this board. I've seen a few other web citations that list him as Norwegian, but without references. I'm wondering whether my mistaken belief was born from an actual in-comics reference, or just flawed logic (i.e., I had assumed ALL the Blackhawks, except the Americans, were from Nazi-occupied nations, which Sweden of course never was.)
- Long Running Series: The more I think about it, the more Blackhawk's continuous 1941-1968 run surprises me. Are there any other examples of comics features whose origins and action were closely tied to WWII that survived well into the '50s, let alone beyond? In retrospect, one wouldn't be terribly surprised to read in the histories of comics something like "Blackhawk, while popular during the war, was, like many military-oriented features, canceled in 1946." Why wasn't it? What made Blackhawk survive in what would seem to be a hostile environment in the postwar years?