UP AGAINST THE WALL HITLER
Cover of Blackhawks (1957 DC series) #272 (September 1984), script by Mark Evanier, pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by Carrie McCarthy
For our final Hitler-killing expedition today I've saved the most for last. The most Hitlers, that is! And now, just what you've been waiting for: hot Charles de Gaulle on Adolf Hitler action!
Panels from Blackhawks (1957 DC series) #262 (September 1983), script by Mark Evanier, pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Carrie McCarthy
I'd like to say that, contrary to international perception of the French, de Gaulle socks Hitler in the jaw harder than Captain America and wins the war single-handedly! But actually, the Blackhawks rush in, push Hitler out of a window...
Then Hitler blows up real good! Whee-oo!
The Blackhawks killed Hitler! The Blackhawks killed Hitler! Or…did they?!?
No. No, they did not. It was a double.
Yep! A handful of issues earlier in the series, we saw the Ubermeister Project. Or, as I like to call it, The Hitler Bunch.
Panels from Blackhawk #256 (March 1983), script by Mark Evanier, pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Carrie McCarthy
(Which leads to this improbable statement being word-ballooned:)
Oh, did I mention there's an invisible man in this story? There's an invisible man in this story. Who wears glasses.
Anyway, back in Blackhawk #262, all the extra Hitlers have been dispatched to assassinate the leaders of the Allied countries. Here's everybody's World War II pal and Cold War villain, Josef Stalin!
from Blackhawk #262
That one's dead too! Well, what about the Hitler planning to kill FDR by crashing a plane into him? He's trapped when Olaf of the Blackhawks strings up a trip wire. Geez, when did Hitler become Wile E. Coyote?
Even Winston Churchill gets to see one of the exploding Hitlers. What, they just blow ip when you thump 'em on the chest? Talk about having a manufacturing defect.
That's pretty much fake Hitlers all around, then?
So, as we wrap up "Let's Kill Hitler" today, with a big heap of Hitlers piled up in the back yard, please note that none of them are Baby Hitlers.