Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Black Hawk, Part 50

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 50

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 158

DATELINE
29 Mar 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk, Ursa, Zog and Battak encounter Kwark.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Kwark. First appearance of a member of Tharg's species within the narrative.

INFORMATION
Bozos are carnivorous creatures that live in clusters on Silversun.

The Thargians are an advanced race from Betelgeuse. The Thargians built many thousands of Kwark robots as explorer droids. They are designed collect information wherever they land to add to the Thargian goal to collect all data in the known universe.

Bizz-Bears are native to the planet Gowon in the Aldebaran system.

The planet Zio is in the Sirius-B system.

BLACK HAWK
He is attacked by a cluster of Bozos, but Ursa and Zog come to the rescue. When he realises Kwark has no data on Zog, he uses this to blackmail the robot into giving him information on the soul-sucker

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He is a Bizz-Bear. He and Zog discover Black Hawk being attacked by Bozos.

ZOG
He and Ursa discover Black Hawk being attacked by Bozos. Kwark has no data on his species.

KWARK
Thargian Robot. It was pulled into the black hole and trapped on Silversun. It was attacked by the Bozos and damaged. It hid in a cave. It cannot contact its creators. He has no data on Zog's species.

DEATHS
Black Hawk, Ursa and Zog kill an indeterminate number of Bozos.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
We hear "Borag Thungg!" twice, "Zarjaz!" and "Sebek's bones!" once each, whilst Zog says his name twice.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is a strange departure for the strip. The arrival of Tharg's species rattles the fourth wall somewhat, but Kwark is an interesting addition.

Next Prog: The Soul-Sucker Danger Rating: 5 Skulls