Saturday, 30 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 47

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 47

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 155

DATELINE
8 Mar 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk dreams Battak's dream.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First real insight into Battak's past.

INFORMATION
The Baskiri are from the planet Zio. They grow from larvae, live in vast insectoid hives and are lead by a hive-master.

BLACK HAWK
He eats fungi from the Garden of the Dream-weaver and has another vision. He experiences Battak's vision.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BATTAK
He is a Baskiri from the planet Zio. He has a vision that he is the hive-master of Zio, within the vision he has forgotten Black Hawk.

THE DREAM-WEAVER
She gives Black Hawk Battak's vision and gives Psyko peace in exchange for obedience.

CAPTAIN PSYKO
The Dream-Weaver gives him a sense of peace.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is better. Black Hawk in Battak's head is a great idea and Zio is brilliantly realised. Somehow knowing this is an illusion robs it of any peril, despite the threat to Black Hawk. Seeing the gladiator of Zio is far more interesting than seeing him of Silversun.

Next Prog: Claws Of Freedom!