Thursday, 28 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 45

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 45

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 152

DATELINE
23 Feb 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk is freed and joins forces with his captor.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
On Silversun there is a forest of giant fungi.

BLACK HAWK
He has been captured by Captain Psyko. He is bound and whipped. When Kur tries to save him he uses the opportunity of a distraction to get free. He realises the Psyko is another victim of the Soul-Sucker. Black Hawk and Psyko ride to the forest of giant fungi. When Kur refuses to go in, they go in on foot.

OTHER CHARACTERS
THE KUR BEAST
He recognises Black Hawk's voice. He leaps out of the pit he was trapped in and tramples one of Psyko's men, kicks another and impales a third on his horn. It fears the forest of giant fungi.

CAPTAIN PSYKO
He and Black Hawk ride to the forest of giant fungi.

DEATHS
At least three. Kur kills Psyko's men, one is trampled, another is kicked to death, while the third is impaled.

BEST LINES
Captain Psyko: "Aye, torture me! You will soon come to love the sound of pain - the way only a man without a soul can!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
One of the men Kur kicks screams an "Aaaaiiieee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The depiction of Captain Psyko's metamorphosis is fantastic. Black Hawk and Psyko could be an interesting double act, but it all comes together a little too easily here.

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