Black Hawk, Part 25
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 133
6 Oct 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Blackhawk beats a Smiling Chukwalla and takes on Zog.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First and last Blackhawk art by Joe Staton.
Macmac is an alien beverage.
He defeats Henry in the arena and the Director introduces him to Zog.
He defends Blackhawk against the other gladiators.
He traps Blackhawk with Zog.
A Smiling Chikwalla. Blackhawk kills him.
A dwarf. The Director's scientists have removed certain neural connections from his brain and replaced brain cells with plasteen and steelex. Zog moves incredibly fast and will attack anything that moves. The Director sets Zog on Blackhawk.
One. Blackhawk kills Henry in the arena.
Zog: "Zog? Zog! Zog! Zog! Zog! Zog?"
Anti-Blackhawk Competitor: "Creepy alien-lover!"
This line makes no sense. The gladiators are all from different species.
This week Blackhawk swears "By the dark gods!" and "By the jackal!" and "By the stars!" and "By my ancestors...!". Ursa say "chop-chop" four times, while Blackhawk says it once. Zog says his own name six times.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
A Smiling Chukwalla was first seen in Strontium Dog: Two-Faced Terror, part 3 .
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Artist: Joe Staton
Letters: Jack Potter
The art is fresh and the story engaging. Zog is welcome addition here. The appearance of a Smiling Chukwalla draws Blackhawk into the same continuity as Strontium Dog and therefore the Dreddverse.
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