Friday, 15 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 32

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 32

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 140

DATELINE
25 Nov 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
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.

INFORMATION
Silversun is a world within the event horizon of a black hole where the normal physical laws do not apply.

BLACKHAWK
His eyes glow since the soul sucker's attack. They arrive on Silversun. The D'jinn's master offers him his soul.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
The D'jinn's master offers him a life of fighting, singing and drinking.

ZOG
The D'jinn's master offers him nothing.

BATTAK
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.

THE D'JINN
Eternal slave of the Great One or Great Beast. He can change his size at will.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
D'Jinn: "Welcome to my aaarrgyyah!"
Zog: "Zog! Zog! Zog!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
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
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Battak says "we stand on soli ground", instead of solid ground.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
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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