Blackjack (Vol. 1)

 BLA4   (Dark Angel, 1996-1998)

™ and ©1995 Alex Simmons and Joe Bennett

Blackjack is Aaron Day, the son of a mercenary who died in 1923 at the hands of the Cobra, a charismatic Middle Eastern cult leader and rebel warrior. Sworn to avenge the deaths of his parents and his uncle, Blackjack makes the pursuit of the Cobra his life’s work in this well-written and gorgeously illustrated series from Alex Simmons and Joe Bennett (The Amazing Spider-Man). A nice mix of elements that bring to mind such high-adventure concepts as 1930s movie serials, Milton Caniff’s “Terry and the Pirates,” Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and even Randy Reynaldo’s Rob Hanes. Blackjack is also notable for its focus on an African-American hero in a genre dominated by white protagonists.

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#1

  9/1/1996
  $2.95
  $4.00
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 Alex SimmonsJoe Bennett

#2

  10/1/1996
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  $1.75
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 Alex SimmonsJoe Bennett

#3

  1/1/1997
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 Alex SimmonsJack Jadson, Joe Bennett

#4

 
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 Alex Simmons 

Special Edition #1

  9/1/1998
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  $3.50
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 Alex Simmons