Black Hawk, Part 50
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 158
29 Mar 80
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.
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.
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.
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
He is a Bizz-Bear. He and Zog discover Black Hawk being attacked by Bozos.
He and Ursa discover Black Hawk being attacked by Bozos. Kwark has no data on his species.
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.
Black Hawk, Ursa and Zog kill an indeterminate number of Bozos.
We hear "Borag Thungg!" twice, "Zarjaz!" and "Sebek's bones!" once each, whilst Zog says his name twice.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Alvin Gaunt
Letters: Peter Knight
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