Black Hawk, Part 27
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 135
20 Oct 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Blackhawk fights the Goool.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The Oracle Computer can predict the future with 98% accuracy.
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.
He prays to the great god of Chop-Chop.
He fights a blinded Blackhawk, before turning on the crowd. He melts them with his gaze and
At least nine. The audience killed by the Goool contained at least eight members. Blackhawk dispatches the Goool with his sword.
Blackhawk: "I must escape from this alien hell...before I, too, am infected by this love of senseless butchery!"
Everything to do with Ursa's confusion between left and right.
Blackhawk swears by "Sebek's blood!" and "Sebek!", as well as "By the Sacred Jackal!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Greek myth of Perseus killing Medusa gets a mention.
It's not really clear how the enslaved Blackhawk would get to spend his groats.
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Jack Potter
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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