Black Hawk, Part 3
Tornado Issue 6
28 Apr 79
This issue of Tornado featured The Angry Planet, The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, Wagner's Walk, Victor Drago, Storm, Captain Klep and Tornado's Gallery of Heroes with a Storm cover by Ian Kennedy.
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Black Hawk recruits the rest of his men, trains them and leads them out a mission.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First (and probably last) time that the bird is referred to as Scythe-Wing.
(This strip takes place over the course of three months)
The Valley of the Untouchables is a quarry near Rome where many of the city's outcasts live.
The lands around the Rhine are forests filled with Germanic tribes.
He has successfully recruit fifty men. He recruits more from the Valley of the Untouchables. He returns to Rome to requisition uniforms and weapons for his troops. He spends three months training his men. When word reaches Crassus that two legions have disappeared near the Rhine, he recommends to his general sending Black Hawk's auxiliaries. The general agrees and Black Hawk leads his men toward the Rhine..
Another name that Black Hawk uses for the Huntress.
He witnesses Black Hawk requisitioning uniforms and weapons for his men. Three months later he rides out to inspect the troops. When word reaches Crassus that two legions have disappeared near the Rhine, he recommends to his general sending Black Hawk's auxiliaries.
Black Hawk: "Lesson one - a fighting man who loses his temper pretty soon loses his life - and you didn't hold the sword right, soldier."
Black Hawk: "I said try to kill me, you scum-eared spawn of dust! Are you deaf?"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Mars was the Roman god of war.
Script: G.F. Day
This part sees Black Hawk recruit another fifty men with ease, train them over the course of three months between panels and get an assignment just at the end of that training period. It all flies by pretty quickly and feels a little too straight-forward.
Next Week: Forest Of Death!