Black Hawk, Part 26
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 134
13 Oct 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Blackhawk is heals, trains and accepts a challenge.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of the Grool.
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
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.
He trains with Blackhawk among the Snikka Trees.
He is healing in the mending vat.
One. The Grool melts a drone into putrescent slime.
Blackhawk: "No! No-not me!"
Blackhawk swears "by Osirus!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Jack Potter
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!