Thursday, 14 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 31

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 31

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 139

DATELINE
17 Nov 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Ursa and Zog rescue Blackhawk and Battak.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last use of the "Once A Roman Centurion - Now Gladiator In A Savage Alien Arena!" tagline, last appearance of Stadium and the Director.

INFORMATION
A Freezee an energy weapon that substantially lowers the temperature of its target.

BLACKHAWK
Ursa rescues him from the soul sucker.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He releases Zog and thaws him out after he is frozen with a freezee. He rescues Blackhawk from the soul sucker and forces Battak to pilot their escape craft.

ZOG
He is frozen by a pirates Freezee and thawed by Ursa.

THE DIRECTOR
Zog kills him.

BATTA
He can fly a scout craft. Ursa wakes him up to pilot their escape craft. They are dragged into a black hole

DEATHS
Dozens. Ursa and Zog kill swathes of pirates. Zog kills the Director.

BEST LINES
Zog: "Zog! Zog! Zog!"
Director: "No, Zog! It is me - your directaaargh!"
Ursa: "Ho well, everybody get chop-chop in the end!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Ursa says "Hokey-Dokey" once, "Chop-chop" twice and sings his usual verse twice. Zog says his name eight times.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
Another great shot in the arm for the strip. Zog versus the pirates is great, but Zog versus the Director is brilliant. It's already obvious that the friendship between Ursa and Zog is going to be a great asset.

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