Thursday, 21 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 38

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 38

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 146

DATELINE
5 Jan 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk and Battak fight Ursa and Zog.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Silversun is half a galaxy or more from Earth.

BLACK HAWK
When Ursa and Zog attack, he tries to defend himself. Ursa defeats him and he crawls to a nearby cave to take refuge. He is carried deeper underground by an army of tiny winged creatures.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BATTAK
When Ursa and Zog attack, he fights back with his claws. Zog bludgeons him with his club.

URSA
He and Zog attack Black Hawk and Battak in a trance-like state. Following their fall through a time-hole, they are under the influence of the Great Beast.

ZOG
He and Ursa attack Black Hawk and Battak in a trance-like state. Following their fall through a time-hole, they are under the influence of the Great Beast.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ursa: "Then Beast magic us. Him say-"

Cuts to the chase.

WORST LINES
Ursa: "We better remember. This plenty important..."

CATCHPHRASES
In one panel we hear all three catchphrases of our heroes as Ursa threatens "Chop-Chop!", Black Hawk exclaims "Sebek's blood!" and Zog unsurprisingly says "Zog!". In total, Zog says his name seven times and Ursa Chop-Chops twice.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The fight sequence is great and the flashback explains Ursa and Zog's surprise antipathy toward Black Hawk and Battak, but refreshingly they keep their personality and demeanour.

Next Prog: In The Hall Of The Mountain Things!