Black Hawk, Part 32
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 140
25 Nov 79
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
Blackhawk, Ursa, Zog and Battak find themselves on the other side of a black hole.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First use of the "Warrior In Search Of His Soul!" tagline.
Silversun is a world within the event horizon of a black hole where the normal physical laws do not apply.
His eyes glow since the soul sucker's attack. They arrive on Silversun. The D'jinn's master offers him his soul.
The D'jinn's master offers him a life of fighting, singing and drinking.
The D'jinn's master offers him nothing.
He pilots the ship through a black hole and lands it on Silversun. The D'jinn's master offers him a release for the foul hatred which fills his mind.
Eternal slave of the Great One or Great Beast. He can change his size at will.
D'Jinn: "Welcome to my aaarrgyyah!"
Zog: "Zog! Zog! Zog!"
Zog says his name five times, Battak says "By the hive of my ancestors!" again, Ursa says "Yaar!" twice and "Hokey-dokey!" once, while Blackhawk swears "Sebek's Blood!" and "By the Nile!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Battak says "we stand on soli ground", instead of solid ground.
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Pete Knight
Blackhawk gains his freedom, but loses his soul. And so the strip takes on yet another dynamic and one that should jar far more than it does.
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