Zinda Blake was determined to become the first woman member of the famed Blackhawks. She trained herself in flying the most modern jet planes and in various forms of combat and weaponry.
Her first attempt to join the group came when she helped rescue Olaf from a villain called the Scavenger, a modern-day pirate. Despite her fine assistance, she was told that the Blackhawk codes forbade a woman joining the team (#133).
Zinda next rescued the entire Blackhawk team from The Scavenger and was told by Blackhawk himself that she could become an honorary member of the team (#140).
After a number of adventures with the Blackhawks (#s 143, 147, 151, 155, 161, 163, 166, 170, 182, 188, and 191), Zinda became the victim of the villainous Killer Shark. He used a chemical potion to turn her evil, forcing her to take on the costumed identity of Queen Killer Shark (#200). As Queen Killer Shark, Zinda battled her former comrades twice more (#s 216 and 225) before finally being freed of the effects of the potion (#228). She continued to work with the Blackhawks several more times (#s 231, 232, and 236) and was last seen with the Blackhawks in issue #243.
Lady Blackhawk made a cameo appearance in Guy Gardner, Warrior, issue #24 (Sept 94) and then was introduced to the same title as a recurring character in issue #29 (Mar 95).
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