2000 AD in Stages

Blackhawk

In Tornado, this starts off as a sort of mystical Spartacus meets The Dirty Dozen, as a nubian warrior leads a special Roman cohort accompanied by his familiar (and literal) black hawk. As Tornado was folded into 2000 AD, our hero (minus the hawk) was teleported into space with the accompanying explanatory tagline: "Once a Roman centurion - now gladiator in a savage alien arena!"

The original set-up in Tornado probably served as inspiration for the much later Aquila.

Art by Massimo Belardinelli

[Tornado Segment - historical fantasy]
Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
[Legion of the Damned] 3 13
4: Alfonso Azpiri
1
1979 T4-T6 Gerry Finley-Day Alfonso Azpiri [b&w] unknown
[Forest of Death] 2 9 0 1979 T7-T8 Gerry Finley-Day Alfonso Azpiri [b&w] unknown
[The Heights of Hazda] 2 9 0 1979 T9-T10 Gerry Finley-Day Alfonso Azpiri <-- 2pp, [b&w] unknown
[Britain] 9 43 0 1979 T11-T19 Gerry Finley-Day Alfonso Azpiri <-- 16pp, [b&w] unknown
[Return to Rome] 3 13 0 1979 T20-T22 Gerry Finley-Day Alfonso Azpiri [b&w] unknown
[The Stadium - action sci-fi]
[The Challenge] 2 10 0 1979 127-128
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w]
Tom Frame: 1
Peter Knight: 2
various
[Battak] 2 10 0 1979 130-131
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Peter Knight
The Kraakhan Fear-Beast 1 5 0 1979 132
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Ramon Sola [b&w] Peter Knight
[Zog] 1 5 0 1979 133
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Joe Staton [b&w] Jack Potter
[Goool] 2 10 0 1979 134-135
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Jack Potter
[Ghordle Mardle] 1 5 0 1979 136
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Jack Potter
[Captain Psyko] 3 15
137: Massimo Belardinelli
1
1979 137-139
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w]
Jack Potter: 1
Steve Potter: 2
Peter Knight: 3
various
Warrior in Search of his Soul
[Silversun] 3 13.5
142: Massimo Belardinelli
1
1979 140-142
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Peter Knight
[Ursa & Zog] 2 8 0 1979 143-144
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Ramon Sola [b&w] Peter Knight
[The Quest] 7 29
149: Massimo Belardinelli
1
1979-1980 145-151
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Peter Knight
[The Soul-Sucker] 9 36 0 1980 152-160
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w]
Tony Jacob: 1
Peter Knight: 2‑9
various
The Final Chapter 1 4 0 1980 161
Kelvin Gosnell
Alan Grant
various
Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] Peter Knight
[Specials]
Set during the Britain segment.[The Druid's Curse]
1 5
Geoff Campion
1
1980 TA'81 unknown unknown <-- unknown
Set during the Stadium segment.The Longest Walk
1 5 0 1982 SFS5 Alan Grant Joe Staton [b&w] Peter Knight
From Storm WarningBlack Storm
1 8 0 2020 SFS25 John Reppion Clint Langley <-- Jim Campbell

++ADDITIONAL CONTENT++

>> Text Stories <<
No supertitle.
Subtitled: "A Blackhawk Story".
Set during the Stadium segment.
Death-Dive
1 4 0 1980 2KA'81 unknown Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] n/a
Set during the Stadium segment.The Challenge
1 5 0 1981 2KA'82 unknown
Reprints.
Massimo Belardinelli
[b&w] n/a
>> Posters <<
Star Pin‑Up.
Including Ursa's Song.
Ursa
1 1 0 1979 137 n/a Wyatt <-- n/a
>> Features <<
Fact-File: Ursa and Zog 1 1 0 1980 2KA'81 editorial Massimo Belardinelli [b&w] n/a
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