Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 37

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 37

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 145

DATELINE
29 Dec 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk and Battak go in search of the Bloodblade.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last five page Black Hawk strip in 2000 AD.

INFORMATION
The Bloodblade is reputed to have great power.

BLACK HAWK
He thinks he has killed the Great Beast's servant with his sword.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BATTAK
He sees Ursa and Zog from the air.

URSA
He and Zog see Battak flying overhead.

ZOG
He and Ursa see Battak flying overhead.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Black Hawk: "What is the purpose of this hunt, servant?"
Great Beast's Servant: "Lotsa nice things if you survive. If you don't...well, usually get to eat the bodies..."

WORST LINES
Ursa: "Come. Zog. We go see Battak. We teach him lesson, like Great Beast tell us!"

last minute exposition of something that we haven't seen happen?

CATCHPHRASES
Black Hawk says "Sebek's blood!", Zog says his name once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Black Hawk mentions Emperor Nero.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
It's wonderful to see Black Hawk, Battak and Belardinelli back and this is better, but it seems as though the story has stalled somewhat.

Next Prog: Ursa And Zog Versus Blackhawk And Battak!