Alan Grant: "I was really thrown in at the deep end on that one. As you know, Black-Hawk came to 2000 AD from Tornado and he had to be made to fit the 2000 AD style of story. Before this he was a black Roman centurion wandering around the Roman Empire with his legion of outcasts... I knew that Conan the Barbarian was a very popular character and I wanted to have something like that in 2000 AD, so the obvious thing to do was turn Black-Hawk into some kind of 'barbarian of the spaceways'." 2000 AD annual, 1982.