Sunday, 20 July 2014

Black Hawk, Part 6

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
Tornado Issue 9

DATELINE
19 May 79

This strip featured alongside The Angry Planet, The Mind Of Wolfie Smith, Moon Ghost, Storm, Tornado's True Tales, Victor Drago, Captain Klep, Big E In Action and Tornado's Gallery of Heroes, with a Tornado's True Tales Cover.

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk and his men are sent to Judea, but they are not made to feel welcome.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First part set in Judea.

INFORMATION
The Heights of Hazda are in the desert of Judea. A group of Judean rebels has held out for half a year against a Roman siege.

BLACK HAWK
As a child, he tamed elephants. He has been described as the Hero of Rome. Black Hawk watches as his men undergo combat practice. When an elephant is let loose, he leaps onto its back and tames it. He and his men are ordered to Judea. The journey takes some weeks. The General in Judea orders Black Hawk and his men to make camp out of sight and denies them any food, water or weapons. He follows the bird over the mountain, discovers something useful and sends the worst of the thieves in his ranks on a mission.

OTHER CHARACTERS
THE BIRD
The people of Rome have begun saying there is something special about her. She accompanies Black Hawk to Judea and flies over the mountain. He follows her and discovers something useful.

CRASSUS
He and his men watch Black Hawk's men train. Crassus lets an elephant loose on them. He convinces his friends in the senate to send Black Hawk's unit to Judea.

STRONUS
Black Hawk orders him to use his shield as a ramp, which he then uses to jump onto the loose elephant.

BATUS
Black Hawk orders him to use his shield as a ramp, which he then uses to jump onto the loose elephant.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Someone screams "Aieee!" when they see a charging elephant. Black Hawk utters "Haarrr!" and Haaar!

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
There are references that Black Hawk and his have just returned from the German forests and that they have been "taming German barbarians".

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G.F. Day
Artist: Azpiri
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
This part impressively squeezes in an elephant attack, a trip to Judea and an intriguing cliffhanger.

Next Week: The Awful Truth!