Blackhawk, Part 23
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 131
22 Sep 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Blackhawk beats Battak and spares him.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Stun-nets and vibro-clubs are weapons.
He breaks one of Battak's talons to prevent him from harming Ursa. The Director pit him against Battak in the arena. Blackhawk beats Battak, but refuses to kill him. The native leader gives Blackhawk a choice between death or a fight against a predator from his planet. Blackhawk accepts and Ursa elects to fight alongside him.
Blackhawk breaks one of Battak's talons trying to protect Ursa. Blackhawk accepts a challenge and Ursa elects to fight alongside him.
He can fly. Blackhawk breaks one of his talons. The Director pit him against Blackhawk in the arena. Black
Vendor: "Get your suxx here! They taste as good as they smell!"
Blackhawk: "More death...always more death! But I cannot refuse a challenge! I will fight!"
Blackhawk says "spawn of the crocodile!" again.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Peter Knight
The fight against Battak is great and his character design is excellent, but everything he says is dull. As a reader, you are hoping Blackhawk will kill him.
Next Prog: The Kraakhan Fear-Beast!