Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 43

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 43

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 151

DATELINE
9 Feb 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk defeats the Great Beast, but misses out on retrieving his soul.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of the Great Beast.

INFORMATION
Even after death, the Great Beast has power over Silversun.

BLACK HAWK
The Bloodblade absorbs his life, until Ursa and Zog distract the Great Beast and life energy begins to return to Black Hawk. He confront the Great Beast, who attacks, but Black Hawk uses Bloodblade on him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He and Zog distract the Great Beast.

ZOG
He and Ursa distract the Great Beast.

THE GREAT BEAST
He attempts to absorb Black Hawk's life, but Zog and Ursa distract him. When Black Hawk confronts him he attacks. Black Hawk impales him with the Bloodblade and it absorbs his life. His last command to his forces is to hide the alien soul sucker from Black Hawk.

DEATHS
One. Black Hawk uses the Bloodblade to absorb the Great Beast's life.

BEST LINES
Great Beast: "I will rip you apart with my own claws!"
Black Hawk (whilst stabbing): "You will nothing!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Zog says "Zog" three times and Ursa "Chop-chop" once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The Next Prog caption (below) mis-misspells Psyko as Psycho.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The decaying Black Hawk, the deceased Great Beast and the return of the alien soul sucker are all brilliant.

Next Prog: Return Of Captain Psycho!