Monday, 25 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 42

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 42

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 150

DATELINE
2 Feb 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
The armies clash and Black Hawk confronts the Great Beast.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Bloodblade absorbs the energy of those it kills.

BLACK HAWK
He wields the Bloodblade in battle. He leaves Ursa, Zog and the BBs in order to regain his soul. He confronts the Great Beast who command Bloodblade to absorbs Black Hawk's life. He withers.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He fights in the battle against the Great Beast's forces.

ZOG
He fights in the battle against the Great Beast's forces.

KUR
It is very fast, but does not take instruction well.

DEATHS
Hundreds. Black Hawk kills at least two of the Great Beast's minions with the Bloodblade. The BBs are slaughtered by the Great Beast's forces.

BEST LINES
Ursa: "Him can say Zog and Zog and Zog! And Zog? And Zog Zog!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Black Hawk screams an "aiee!", exclaims "Sebek's bones!" and "For Sebek's sake". Ursa says Zog's name six times each with different intention (see BEST LINES above), while he himself says it twice. Ursa says "Chop-chop" once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The white around the jagged edge of the comedy SMAASH! sound effect over Black Hawk and Kur's crash into the wall is unfortunate.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another great instalment, but Black Hawk leaves his friends on the battlefield very easily. The last three panels of Black Hawk being diminished by the Bloodblade are fantastic.

Next Prog: The Triumph...And The Torture!