Does this happen or is Kunoichi going to fight that green tentacle thing in this issue?
This comic begins 18 months previously, so I guess there’s no need for a recap of the last issue. Plus I just read the last issue three hours ago, so I still remember most of it. The reason Blackhawks begins in a flashback is because Mike Costa wants us to see how Kunoichi and Wildman met. It’s very brief.
It’s an age old story: Woman’s air conditioning breaks down. Alpha Level Support is called down fraudulently to fix it. Woman sits around naked while Support repairs Air Conditioning. Support acts embarrassed. Woman falls in love. Support falls in love. Two families go to war. Five people left dead.
Wildman was killed in the explosion and Lady Blackhawk suffered a concussion, three broken ribs and a shattered knee. A handful of other staff were also killed. Kunoichi’s heart was broken. Irish’s new arm has yet to be explained.
Andrew Lincoln mobilizes Alpha team to lead a strike against Matteo Bischoff, real name Steig Hammer. Wait, what? Really? It’s not the opposite? He’s a weapons manufacturer and he keeps normal day job working hours in Finland. So the Blackhawks are going to go meet him for lunch. Steig will be having several servings of boot.
The team consists of Irish, Kunoichi, Attila, Lady Blackhawk (shattered knee and all),
Atlanta Canada, and Andrew Lincoln (not pictured).
The team attacks. Irish and Attila are laid low by a Nanocite attack on their spines. Kunoichi’s Nanocites repel the attack and she makes it to Steig Hammer’s office. But he traps her in an unbreakable glass case and fills it with his own Nanocites which will allow him to take control of her. What they actually do is allow Mother Machine to take control of Kunoichi. Steig thinks he’s won until Canada’s crippled plane come crashing into the office. Oh, don’t worry. It somehow doesn’t kill him.
See? It just knocks him off of his feet!
Canada also escapes the crash unharmed and steps from the cockpit to kick Hammer in the face. Then he checks on Kunoichi to make sure she’s okay.
Hmm, everything seems fine! Next issue!
Blackhawks #7 Rating: No change. This issue was just a stepping stone to the final issue where Kunoichi turns on everyone. Oh, and the cover to this issue? Once again, it’s the cover for a completely different story. I think as soon as this book was cancelled, Mike Costa changed up the story to end it in by cancellation. But I don’t think anybody informed the cover artist that the scripts had changed. I think Issue #6 was probably going to be the story where Kunoichi is taken over by her Nanocites and by Mother Machine. Then this issue was going to have Kunoichi betraying the team. Unless the guy on the cover is some bad guy named Death Spiral? That’s a pretty decent probability.