Friday, 25 July 2014
Black Hawk, Part 11
Black Hawk, Part 11
Tornado Issue 14
23 June 79
This issue of Tornado features The Angry Planet, The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, Wagner's Walk, Victor Drago, Storm, The Lawless Touch, Captain Klep and Victor Drago's Black Museum Of Villains, with a cover by Barry Mitchell.
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Black Hawk heads into Londinium, out of Londinium and back in again.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The British used scythed chariots.
He arrives in Londinium and is ordered by the governor to hold the city. He refuses, helps escort the governor from the city. Upon realising his hawk is not with him, he returns to Londinium and is caught in the governor's palace. He struggles with the rebels until his men come to his aid. They are trapped within the city by the rebel army and its scythed chariots
The governor order that she be tied to a table in his palace and abandoned. She is freed by a rebel.
THE GOVERNOR OF LONDINIUM
He orders Black Hawk to hold the city, when he refuses the governor orders that his bird be tied down and left behind.
He and Pocus go looting in the chaos of Londinium.
He and Barabba go looting in the chaos of Londinium.
At least one. We see a rebel shot with an arrow.
Black Hawk: "Hold Londinium? With less than a hundred exhausted men against thousands of rebels? No, Governor!"
Governor: "That is an order! I-"
Black Hawk: "I take my orders from the military, not the civil powers! I was told to escort the citizens safely, not make a mad suicide stand to buy time for you to load more valuables!...I don't intend to remain in the city when the rebels come!"
Roman soldier: "Pah!"
British rebel scream "Aiee!", "Aieee!" and "Aeieeeeeeee!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The British did apparently use scythed chariots and recalls scenes in films like Ben-Hur (1959).
Script: G.F. Day
Black Hawk's toing and froing in and out of London is a little odd. How does Black Hawk know the governor is responsible for his hawk's disappearance? Once again, Black Hawk is saved by his men. He is arguably becoming something of a liability.
Next Week: The Battle!