Saturday, 9 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 26

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 26

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 134

DATELINE
13 Oct 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Blackhawk is heals, trains and accepts a challenge.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of the Grool.

INFORMATION
A mending vat is a healing machine that repairs wounds a thousand times faster.

Snikka Trees are an intelligent and carnivorous plant that spits out seeds with jaws.

A Grool is a creature with a withering stare that can melt

BLACKHAWK
Defeated by Zog, he is healed in the mending vat and trains with Ursa among the Snikka Trees. His confidence has been shaken and he accepts the challenge of the Grool.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He trains with Blackhawk among the Snikka Trees.

BATTAK
He is healing in the mending vat.

DEATHS
One. The Grool melts a drone into putrescent slime.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Blackhawk: "No! No-not me!"

CATCHPHRASES
Blackhawk swears "by Osirus!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Jack Potter

REVIEW
It's good to see Blackhawk reeling from a failure and appalled to be alive. His justification for wanting challenge the Grool to either regain his confidence or die in a way that the mending can't bring him back from.

Next Prog: Monster Amok!