Black Hawk, Part 24
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 132
29 Sep 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First Blackhawk art by Ramon Sola, first appearance Ursa's song(s).
Gladiatorial fights are recorded on Hover-Vid.
He and Ursa fight a Kraakhan Fear-Beast. After Ursa's kills it, Blackhawk swims him back to shore.
Ursa cannot swim. He and Blackhawk fight a Kraakhan Fear-Beast. Ursa kills it.
One. Ursa kills the Kraakhan Fear-Beast with his axe.
The subtle differences between Ursa's battle song and Ursa's victory song: "My axe he chop with crashing thud! Soon he be spilling plenty blood!" and "My axe has chopped with crashing thud! He has been spilling plenty blood!"
Ursa: "Axe make biggest ever chop-chop!"
Blackhawk swears "By the sacred jackal!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Peter Knight
This a nice triumph over adversity character building moment between Blackhawk and Ursa.
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