Sunday, 24 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 41

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 41

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 149

DATELINE
26 Jan 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk retrieves Bloodblade and sets out attack the Great Beast.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Kur.

INFORMATION
The inside of the Slave-Mound breaks the laws of physics.

Horses on Silversun have a horn in the centre of their foreheads, clawed feet instead of hooves and a pointed fleshy tail.

BLACK HAWK
He discovers Bloodblade with the Slave-Mound, but realises that it is a trap. When Zog springs it, Black Hawk fights the demon. He chops its hand off and steals Bloodblade before another can reform.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He accompanies Black Hawk and Zog into the Slave-Mound.

ZOG
He accompanies Black Hawk and Ursa into the Slave-Mound and springs the trap that causes the demon attack.

BB
He gives Kur to Black Hawk.

KUR
A horse given to Black Hawk by BB.

DEATHS
One. Black Hawk kills the demon guarding the Bloodblade.

BEST LINES
"Zog!" as shouted by the BB's is great.

WORST LINES
Black Hawk: "Another hand - and this time it's larger!...But this time it will not form! Blackhawk will not allow it!"

It's as easy as that.

CATCHPHRASES
Black Hawk says "Sebek's blood!" and "Chop-chop". Zog says his name four times, while an army of BB's say it once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is great fun, but Bloodblade is far easier to acquire than expected.

Next Prog: War!