Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 23

NAME
Blackhawk, Part 23

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 131

DATELINE
22 Sep 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Blackhawk beats Battak and spares him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Stun-nets and vibro-clubs are weapons.

BLACKHAWK
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.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
Blackhawk breaks one of Battak's talons trying to protect Ursa. Blackhawk accepts a challenge and Ursa elects to fight alongside him.

BATTAK
He can fly. Blackhawk breaks one of his talons. The Director pit him against Blackhawk in the arena. Black

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Vendor: "Get your suxx here! They taste as good as they smell!"

WORST LINES
Blackhawk: "More death...always more death! But I cannot refuse a challenge! I will fight!"

CATCHPHRASES
Blackhawk says "spawn of the crocodile!" again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
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!