Black Hawk
Black Hawk
"The Intergalactic Gladiator"
From ancient Rome to outer space: the adventures of one of the first, and certainly the most unique, black lead characters in British comic books is being collected for the first time.

Black Hawk was a Nubian slave who rose up against his Roman masters, only for them to recognise his fighting skills and appoint him as a centurion at the head of crack platoon of prisoners and slaves were sent on only the most dangerous missions.

Originally a strip in the ill-fated Tornado comic, Black Hawk jumped to its stable mate 2000 AD in 1979, whereupon Black Hawk was whisked into space by an advanced alien race, who entered him into their gladiatorial arena against increasingly bizarre creatures.

Gerry Finley-Day and Alan Grant’s galaxy-hopping serial – The Dirty Dozen meets Spartacus: Blood and Sand – includes lush and dazzling artwork from Alfonso Azpiri and Massimo Belardinelli. A perfect volume not just for collectors, but also for fans of mind-bending fantastical action and stunning visuals!

Michael Molcher

Wednesday 2nd November 2011