Thursday, 4 September 2014

Black Hawk, Part 52

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 52

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 160

DATELINE
12 Apr 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk regains his soul, but Kwark reveals the planet will be destroyed in one hour.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last use of the 'Warrior In Search Of His Soul' caption. Last appearance of the alien soul-sucker.

INFORMATION
A massive gravity storm is due to destroy Silversun.

BLACK HAWK
Black Hawk kills the Soul-Sucker. Bloodblade returns Black Hawk's soul to him, but his eyes remain changed.

OTHER CHARACTERS
ZOG
He attacks Kwark, breaking his club.

KWARK
He attempts to gather data on Zog, to no avail.

DEATHS
One. Black Hawk kills the Soul-Sucker with Bloodblade.

BEST LINES
Black Hawk: "What can I do, Robot?"
Kwark: "Click Whirr Click. Species: Human. Territory: Nubia. Advice: Pray!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Zog says his name seven times and Black Hawk swears "By Sebek!" once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is strangely satisfying. It's surprising that a piece that returns Black Hawk's soul to him and ushers in the end of the world could be so languid and even more surprising that it would be so enjoyably so.

Next Prog: Kwark's Ark!