Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Black Hawk, Part 30

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 30

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 138

DATELINE
10 Nov 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
The space pirates attack Stadium.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
A Soul Sucker is a creature with at least eight tentacles that eats from live food.

BLACKHAWK
He fights the space pirates, but to no avail. The Director orders that he and Ursa release Zog. Blackhawk is captured and given to the Soul Sucker.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He fights the space pirates, but to no avail. The Director orders that he and Blackhawk release Zog. Blackhawk hold off the enemy as Ursa attempts free Zog.

CAPTAIN PSYKO
Space pirate captain subordinate to the soul sucker. His temperament varies wildly. He may have tortured a Gronk. He leads the attack on Stadium.

ZOG
The Director orders that Blackhawk and Ursa release him to fight the space pirates.

DEATHS
It's not explicit, but it appears the gladiators are all killed with the exception of Blackhawk, Ursa and Zog.

BEST LINES
Psyko: "I'm bleeding! This really is too much!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Black Hawk says "Sebek's Blood!", "Demon's Blood!". Ursa says "Chop-chop" twice

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Captain Psyko has apparently tortured a Gronk. The Gronk appeared in Strontium Dog. Plasteen is a substance that will appear in Judge Dredd, notably in The Great Plasteen Disaster.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
This is far more interesting. Blackhawk and the Director on the same side. Zog to the rescue.

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