Friday, 5 September 2014

Black Hawk, Part 53

NAME
Black Hawk, Part 53

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Tornado Prog 161

DATELINE
19 Apr 80

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Black Hawk: The Intergalactic Gladiator.

SYNOPSIS
Black Hawk, Ursa, Zog, Battak and Kwark escape Silversun and then are potentially squashed down to a single point of infinite density.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance in Black Hawk in 2000 AD of Black Hawk, Ursa, Zog, Battak, Kwark and Silversun.

INFORMATION
Silversun is destroyed.

Thargian Star Ships are resilient vessels.

"Barra Dek Schuppen" is a Thargian phrase that approximates to "kettle of fish" in English.

BLACK HAWK
He survives the destruction of Silversun and drifts into the singularity aboard Kwark's ark.

OTHER CHARACTERS
URSA
He survives the destruction of Silversun and drifts into the singularity aboard Kwark's ark.

ZOG
He survives the destruction of Silversun and drifts into the singularity aboard Kwark's ark.

BATTAK
He survives the destruction of Silversun and drifts into the singularity aboard Kwark's ark.

KWARK
They survive the destruction of Silversun in a craft of Kwark's design. He drifts into the singularity aboard it.

DEATHS
Presumably everyone on Silversun. Maybe four more. Maybe not.

BEST LINES
Battak: "And you say this craft can survive this...this turning to nothing?"
Kwark: "Oh no. I only said it would withstand the strongest of gravity storms!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Zog says his name twice, while Ursa says "Chop-chop" and Black Hawk "Sebek's bones!" both once more.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
Aquila is another 2000 AD strip which features a black slave operating in the Roman empire and a black hawk.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
And so that was Black Hawk. A somewhat disappointing ending for such an epic strip. To have come so far and overcome so much, simply to potentially cease to exist.

The End?