Black Hawk, Part 31
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 139
17 Nov 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
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.
A Freezee an energy weapon that substantially lowers the temperature of its target.
Ursa rescues him from the soul sucker.
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.
He is frozen by a pirates Freezee and thawed by Ursa.
Zog kills him.
He can fly a scout craft. Ursa wakes him up to pilot their escape craft. They are dragged into a black hole
Dozens. Ursa and Zog kill swathes of pirates. Zog kills the Director.
Zog: "Zog! Zog! Zog!"
Director: "No, Zog! It is me - your directaaargh!"
Ursa: "Ho well, everybody get chop-chop in the end!"
Ursa says "Hokey-Dokey" once, "Chop-chop" twice and sings his usual verse twice. Zog says his name eight times.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Pete Knight
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.
Next Prog: Silversun...the world beyond!