Saturday, 23 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 40

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 40

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 148

DATELINE
19 Jan 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk and BB free Ursa, Zog, Battak and the other BB's, kill the Great Beast's slaves and discover the wherabout of the Bloodblade.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Bloodblade lies at the top of Slave-Mound.

BLACK HAWK
He frees Ursa, Zog and Battak. Black Hawk leads the attack on the Great Beast's slaves and interrogates one to discover the location of the Bloodblade.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
Black Hawk frees him and he fights the Great Beast's slaves.

ZOG
Black Hawk frees him and he fights the Great Beast's slaves.

BATTAK
Black Hawk frees him and he flees. He plans to find his own way off Silversun.

BB
He convinces his fellow BB to fight the Great Beast's slaves.

DEATHS
Could be hundreds. The Great Beast's slaves are killed in battle by Black Hawk, Ursa, Zog and the BB's.

BEST LINES
Slave: "Shut up! Food must not insult its masters!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Zog says his name five times and the BB's copy him six times. Ursa says "Haar" and "Chop-chop" once each.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is far more exciting than the strip has been for a long while.

Next Prog: Behold...The Bloodblade!