Thursday, 7 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 24

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 24

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 132

DATELINE
29 Sep 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Blackhawk art by Ramon Sola, first appearance Ursa's song(s).

INFORMATION
Gladiatorial fights are recorded on Hover-Vid.

BLACKHAWK
He and Ursa fight a Kraakhan Fear-Beast. After Ursa's kills it, Blackhawk swims him back to shore.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
Ursa cannot swim. He and Blackhawk fight a Kraakhan Fear-Beast. Ursa kills it.

DEATHS
One. Ursa kills the Kraakhan Fear-Beast with his axe.

BEST LINES
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!"

WORST LINES
Ursa: "Axe make biggest ever chop-chop!"

CATCHPHRASES
Blackhawk swears "By the sacred jackal!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This a nice triumph over adversity character building moment between Blackhawk and Ursa.

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