Sunday, 10 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 27

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 27

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 135

DATELINE
20 Oct 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Blackhawk fights the Goool.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Oracle Computer can predict the future with 98% accuracy.

BLACKHAWK
The Oracle Computer predicts that the Goool will dissolve him into a pool of slime. He fights the Grool with a hood to prevent him from meeting its gaze. When the Goool turns on the audience he removes his hood and kills the Goool. The director rewards him hundreds of Groats, which he rejects.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He prays to the great god of Chop-Chop.

THE GOOOL
He fights a blinded Blackhawk, before turning on the crowd. He melts them with his gaze and

DEATHS
At least nine. The audience killed by the Goool contained at least eight members. Blackhawk dispatches the Goool with his sword.

BEST LINES
Blackhawk: "I must escape from this alien hell...before I, too, am infected by this love of senseless butchery!"

WORST LINES
Everything to do with Ursa's confusion between left and right.

CATCHPHRASES
Blackhawk swears by "Sebek's blood!" and "Sebek!", as well as "By the Sacred Jackal!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Greek myth of Perseus killing Medusa gets a mention.

MISTAKES
It's not really clear how the enslaved Blackhawk would get to spend his groats.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
After the Oracle's prediction, this part follows the exact course you could expect, with the exception of the Goool melting the entire audience.

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