WHOLE MOON HAWK

whole_moon_hawk-mosaicReal Name: It is unrevealed whether it has any other identification than "Whole Moon Hawk"

Identity/ClassMystical being and/or (Talisman of Mystic Power);
    avian

Occupation: God-like being; protectorwhole_moon_hawk-talisman-bloodopal-v-strange1

Group Membership: None known

AffiliationsThe People of the Whole Moon Hawk (notably the Elder Singer and his disciple), Strange (aetheric creation of Dr. Stephen Strange)

Enemies: "Flogger," Poindexter;
    formerly Strange

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The desert/outback region outside Coober Pedy, in the vicinity of Sydney, Australia

First AppearanceDoctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (March, 1994)


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Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Whole Moon Hawk is apparently some sort of mystic being.

    It only appears following the Song of the Blood Opal, which is sung by the Elder Singer of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk while holding a Blood Opal in the vicinity of the Whole Moon Hawk mosaic.

    It acts to protect the ceremony and the participants, but it is unrevealed whether it is sentient or just acting on the will(s) of those who summon it?

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    As the song began, the mosaic shimmered and shifted, a glittering earthquake fulfilled the dreaming song, and powerful energies congealed and swirled, taking on the avian form of the Whole Moon Hawk.

    If the Elder Singer falters and drops the Blood Opal, and even if the Blood Opal is taken by another, the Whole Moon Hawk can continue to act, at least for a minute or so...

    The Whole Moon Hawk can fly and has sharp talons and a beak that can apparently rend flesh, at least. 

    It can project mystic energies and withstand mystic assaults from beings as powerful as Strange.


History:whole_moon_hawk-talisman-storm

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - "Long ago," gem-like stones fell to the Earth from the sky (in the vicinity of what would eventually be Sydney, Australia) and embedded themselves in the ground, establishing themselves in the form of a great bird. 

    Eventually, a figure of a bird was drawn/painted around this pattern of stones, the collective of which became known as the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - The multiple Blood Opals were significant to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk who used them in the religious ceremony of the "Song of the Blood Opal," which could bring the Whole Moon Hawk to life as a mystical energy bird. 

    The dreaming song was passed down from generation to generation amongst the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Some outsiders came to believe that the Blood Opal was a single gem, the rarest, most precious opal in the world.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange (then limited and exiled following an attack by rival Salome) sent Strange, an aetheric duplicate/aspect of Dr. Stephen Strange to gather mystic power for Dr. Strange so he could defeat Salome. Among the things Strange sought was the Song of the Blood Opal. 

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(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" sought to steal the Blood Opal, and they came to observe the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal, believing the Whole Moon Hawk to signify a mythical bird of prey.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the Song of the Blood Opal ceremony, Poindexter and "Flogger" argued whether the song and/or the ceremony was a prototype of the cross-cultural cycle of eternal return or whether it was an aboriginal celebration of ownership.

     Both considered the Whole Moon Hawk as signifying a mythic bird of prey. However, the People of the Whole Moon Hawk did not question what it was, rather just accepting its existence.


    Ignoring the peculiarities of their "civilized" guests, the People silently welcomed each other with the joy of the holiday in all their hearts as well as respect for the Elder Singer who began the rites, turning eyes that have seen many days to the wide sky and to the gem-like stones that have embedded into the Earth since they fell from the sky long before the people came to know their song.

    Strange's arrival unleashed elemental energy that drained the phone battery of Poindexter, after which Strange fired a blast destroyed the truck of (presumably "Flogger" and/or Poindexter).

    An unspoken command from the Elder Singer was acknowledged with a reverent bow and the first insinuation of a song. As Strange hovered and watched, green mist/smoke spread from the periphery of the mosaic, and "Poindexter" wondered where was the Fantastic Four when "real scientists" needed them. "Flogger" argued that this "super-villain" was there to steal the rarest, most precious opal in the world: The Blood Opal.  As the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, "Flogger" announced that he would distract "the flying bloke," and he instructed Poindexter to cover the elder.

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(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - However, Strange instead found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm as the Whole Moon Hawk came to life. Despite being thusly occupied, when Poindexter rushed the Elder Singer at the urging of "Flogger," Strange unleashed a blast that slew Poindexter.

    Pleased that he wouldn't have to subsequently shoot Poindexter to take the Blood Opal from him, "Flogger" watched as the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal. "Flogger" then rushed toward the Elder Singer -- apparently unaware that both Strange and the Whole Moon Hawk looked down on him -- and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint.

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, Flogger was confronted by Strange. Firing futilely at the magical being, Flogger was then apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk. By the time Flogger's blood soaked into the thirsty dust, the Hawk had also faded, along with its accompanying storm.

    Strange then told the Elder Singer that the time for blood is passed and that he would hear the song. After accepting another Blood Opal from his disciple (as the opals were actually numerous and of religious value only), the Elder Singer sang again. Cocking his head, Strange gathered "the precious rarity for which he came -- and fought!" (the song).



(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#64 - BTS) - Via the Anomaly Rue in Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, Strange traveled to Dr. Strange's Forge Canal. 

    Strange then tipped his head back and released the dry and fierce voice of the elder, emotionlessly singing the eerie notes of the Song of the Blood Opal.

Comments: Created by David Quinn and Max Douglas.

    There really wasn't much explanation of what was going on. I found both the writing and the art to be vague and somewhat hard to follow (I gave the image notations a little more detail based on what I could figure out):

Are the gem-like stones of the Whole Moon Hawk the Blood Opals? 

Or were the Blood Opals separate things used in the ceremony?

Were the gem-stones that crashed to Earth and/or the Blood Opals perhaps part of the Lifestone Tree? 

Or were the Blood Opals just plentiful, cool-looking gems local to the region and used only for symbolic purpose?

Was the Whole Moon Hawk a sentient being?

Or was it just a manifestation of the consciousness of the Elder Singer 

Or something else?

Did it exist elsewhere in some form before it took form from the gem-like stones that crashed to Earth and from the mystic ceremony?

    It seemed to me that the Whole Moon Hawk originally mistook Strange for someone wanting to steal from or harm the People of the Whole Moon Hawk, or just as a malevolent being -- perhaps because he blew up the truck -- which is why it initially assaulted him. Ultimately, it seemed to realize the Strange wanted to protect the ceremony and the People. 

   Flogger is an Australian slang for thief...he really looks like a "Drongo" to me, and I felt the meaning "idiot" was fitting because he really was clueless in what he was doing...but Australian resident Grendel Prime said it didn't fit...so I went with Flogger. 

    I was going to do separate profiles for the Blood Opal (including Poindexter and "Flogger") with the People of the Whole Moon Hawk either getting their own profile or a sub-profile under one of the others...but then I decided to just do everything as sub-profiles under the Whole Moon Hawk and move on.
    If someone wants to expand any or all of these into full profiles, feel free to use my images (the issue isn't digital as far as the time of this profile as far as I could see).

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Whole Moon Hawk should be distinguished from:

The Blood Opal(s) should be distinguished from:



People of the Whole Moon Hawk

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     The People of the Whole Moon Hawk are apparently Aborigines -- dwelling in the outback near Coober Pedy, in the general vicinity of Sydney, Australia -- who presumably "long ago"
discovered the bird-pattern of gem-like stones (fallen from the sky) and painted the mosaic arround it (unless that was already there/created by the stones).

     Under unrevealed circumstances, they learned the 
Song of the Blood Opal, which when performed with Blood Opals plentiful in that region could animate the Whole Moon Hawk into a mystical energy bird-creature.

     Accepting the Whole Moon Hawk, the People did not question its nature.

     The ceremony in which the Song of the Blood Opal was performed was as holiday to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

Members: Elder Singer and his disciple (real names unrevealed); others not identified by any designation.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - "Long ago," gem-like stones fell to the Earth from the sky (in the vicinity of what would eventually be Sydney, Australia) and embedded themselves in the ground, establishing themselves in the form of a great bird. 

    Eventually, a figure of a bird was drawn/painted around this pattern of stones, the collective of which became known as the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - The multiple Blood Opals of the region were significant to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk who used them in the religious ceremony of the "Song of the Blood Opal," which could bring the Whole Moon Hawk to life as a mystical energy bird-creature. whole_moon_hawk-people

    The dreaming song was passed down from generation to generation amongst the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the "Song of the Blood Opal" ceremony, anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" observed. Misunderstanding the ceremony on several levels, they plotted to record the ceremony and to steal the Blood Opal.

    Ignoring the peculiarities of their "civilized" guests, the People silently welcomed each other with the joy of the holiday in all their hearts as well as respect for the Elder Singer who began the rites, turning eyes that had seen many days to the wide sky and to the gem-like stone mosaic.

    Strange's arrival unleashed elemental energy that drained the phone battery of "Poindexter," after which Strange fired a blast that destroyed the truck of "Flogger" and/or Poindexter (presumably).

    An unspoken command from the Elder Singer was acknowledged with a reverent bow and the first insinuation of a song. As Strange hovered and watched, the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, and "Flogger" announced that he would distract "the flying bloke," and he instructed "Poindexter" to cover the Elder.

     However, Strange instead found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm as the Whole Moon Hawk came to life. Despite being thusly occupied, when "Poindexter" rushed the Elder Singer at the urging of "Flogger," Strange unleashed a blast that slew "Poindexter." Pleased that he wouldn't have to subsequently shoot "Poindexter" to take the Blood Opal from him, "Flogger" watched as the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal.

     "Flogger" rushed toward the Elder Singer -- apparently unaware that both Strange and the Whole Moon Hawk looked down on him -- and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint.

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, Flogger was confronted by Strange. Firing futilely at the magical being, Flogger was then apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk. By the time Flogger's blood soaked into the thirsty dust, the Hawk had also faded.

    Strange then told the Elder Singer that the time for blood is passed and that he would hear the song. After accepting another Blood Opal from his disciple (as the opals were actually numerous and of religious value only), the Elder Singer sang again. Cocking his head, Strange gathered "the precious rarity for which he came -- and fought!" (the song).


--
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63


Elder Singer of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk

whole_moon_hawk-elder-singerwhole_moon_hawk-elder-singer-full     The Elder Singer was apparently the oldest member of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk who knew and performed the Song of the Blood Opal.

     He was served by a disciple.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the "Song of the Blood Opal" ceremony, they silently welcomed each other with the joy of the holiday in all their hearts as well as respect for the Elder Singer who began the rites, turning eyes that had seen many days to the wide sky and to the gem-like stone mosaic.

    The Elder watched as Strange's arrival unleashed elemental energy.

    An unspoken command from the Elder Singer was acknowledged with a reverent bow by his disciple and the first insinuation of a song. As Strange hovered and watched, the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky.

     As the Whole Moon Hawk came to life, Strange found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm; despite being thusly occupied, when Poindexter (one of pair of anthropologists who plotted to steal the Blood Opal) rushed the Elder Singer, Strange unleashed a blast that slew Poindexter.

     For unspecified reasons, the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal.

     "
Flogger" (the other anthropologist) rushed toward the Elder Singer -- apparently unaware that both Strange and the Whole Moon Hawk looked down on him -- and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint.

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, Flogger was confronted by Strange. Firing futilely at the magical being, Flogger was then apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk. By the time Flogger's blood soaked into the thirsty dust, the Hawk had also faded.

    Strange then told the Elder Singer that the time for blood had passed and that he would hear the song. After accepting another Blood Opal from his disciple (as the opals were actually numerous and of religious value only), the Elder Singer sang again, and Strange gathered the precious mystic energies of the song.


--
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63



disciple to the Elder Singer

whole_moon_hawk-disciple-bowwhole_moon_hawk-eldersinger&disciple (Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the Song of the Blood Opal ceremony, the Elder Singer  began the rites

    An unspoken command from the Elder Singer was acknowledged with a reverent bow by his disciple and the first insinuation of a song. As Strange hovered and watched, the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky.

    After the Whole Moon Hawk had faded following slaying "Flogger," who had stolen the Blood Opal, the disciple delivered another Blood Opal to the Elder Singer, who sang again, and Strange gathered the precious mystic energies of the song.

--Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63




Blood Opals

whole_moon_hawk-blood_opal-large-fingerswhole_moon_hawk-elder-singer-bloodopal-aloftThe Blood Opals were apparently numerous in the region of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.  

Whether purely symbol or otherwise intrinsic to the process, a Blood Opal was used in the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal to summon the Whole Moon Hawk.

They were only of religious value to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Some outsiders came to believe that the Blood Opal was a single gem, the rarest, most precious opal in the world.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange (then limited and exiled following an attack by rival Salome) sent Strange, an aetheric duplicate/aspect of Dr. Stephen Strange to gather mystic power for Dr. Strange so he could defeat Salome. Among the things Strange sought was the Song of the Blood Opal. 

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" sought to steal the Blood Opal, and they came to observe the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal, believing the Whole Moon Hawk to signify a mythical bird of prey.

     As the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, "Flogger" announced that he would distract "the flying bloke" (Strange, a mystic creation of Sorcerer Supreme Dr. Stephen Strange) and he instructed "Poindexter" to cover the Elder.

     When "Poindexter" rushed the Elder Singer, Strange unleashed a blast that slew "Poindexter." After the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal, "Flogger" rushed toward the Elder Singer  and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint.

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, Flogger was apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk, which subsequently faded.

    Strange then told the Elder Singer that he would hear the song. After accepting another Blood Opal from his disciple, the Elder Singer sang again. Cocking his head, Strange gathered "the precious rarity for which he came -- and fought!" (the song).


--Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63


Song of the Blood Opal

whole_moon_hawk-talisman-dsss64-songwhole_moon_hawk-song(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - "Long ago," gem-like stones fell to the Earth from the sky and embedded themselves in the ground, establishing themselves in the form of a great bird. 

    Eventually, a figure of a bird was drawn/painted around this pattern of stones, the collective of which became known as the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - The multiple Blood Opals present in the region were significant to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk who used them in the religious ceremony of the "Song of the Blood Opal," which could bring the Whole Moon Hawk to life as a mystical energy bird. 

    The dreaming song was passed down from generation to generation amongst the People of the Whole Moon Hawk, and the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal became a religious holiday to the People.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange (then limited and exiled following an attack by rival Salome) sent Strange, an aetheric duplicate/aspect of Dr. Stephen Strange to gather mystic power for Dr. Strange so he could defeat Salome. Among the things Strange sought was the Song of the Blood Opal. 

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the "Song of the Blood Opal" ceremony, anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" observed. Misunderstanding the ceremony on several levels, they plotted to record the ceremony and to steal the Blood Opal, believing it to be rare and valuable.

    The People silently welcomed each other with the joy of the holiday in all their hearts as well as respect for the Elder Singer who began the rites: An unspoken command from the Elder Singer was acknowledged with a reverent bow from his disciple and the first insinuation of a song. The Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, and Strange
found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm as the Whole Moon Hawk came to life. 

     Despite being thusly occupied, when Poindexter rushed the Elder Singer, Strange unleashed a blast that slew Poindexter. After the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal, "Flogger" rushed toward the Elder Singer  and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint.

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, Flogger was apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk, which subsequently faded.

    Strange then told the Elder Singer that he would hear the song. After accepting another Blood Opal from his disciple, the Elder Singer sang again. Cocking his head, Strange gathered "the precious rarity for which he came -- and fought!" (the song).

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#64) - Via the Anomaly Rue in Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, Strange traveled to Dr. Strange's Forge Canal. 

    Strange then obediently tipped his head back and released the dry and fierce voice of the elder, emotionlessly singing the eerie notes of the Song of the Blood Opal.

--Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (64



Poindexter

whole_moon_hawk-poindexter-wfloggerwhole_moon_hawk-poindexter-face     An anthropologist, he was balding and wore eyeglasses, an M.I.T. t-shirt, and shorts.

    Presumably American, he was partnered with an apparently Australian anthropologist (whom I'm referring to as "Flogger" for clarifications purposes), who called him Poindexter.

     Poindexter may be his real name, or it may be a derogatory "nerd-term."

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" came to the land of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk to observe the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal. They believed the Whole Moon Hawk to signify a mythical bird of prey, and they sought to steal the Blood Opal, which they believed to be the rarest, most precious opal in the world. 

    They were unaware that numerous such blood opals were present and the region and that they were only of religious significance to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the Song of the Blood Opal ceremony, Poindexter contended that the song and/or the ceremony was a prototype of the cross-cultural cycle of eternal return (which he intended to record empirically that day) while "Flogger" argued that the song was an Aboriginal celebration of ownership. whole_moon_hawk-poindexter-death

    As Poindexter tried to show "Flogger" proof of his assertions on his digital camera/phone/tablet, noting Q.E.D. (see note), the arrival of Strange -- a mystic entity seeking to collect the energies of the Song of the Blood Opal -- unleashed elemental energy that drained the device's battery and apparently wiped the device, after which Strange fired a blast destroyed the truck of (presumably "Flogger" and/or Poindexter).

     The Elder Singer began the rites: As Strange hovered and watched, green mist/smoke spread from the periphery of the mosaic, and Poindexter wondered where was the Fantastic Four when "real scientists" needed them. As the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, "Flogger" announced that he would distract "the flying bloke," and he instructed Poindexter to cover the Elder.

     As the Whole Moon Hawk came to life, Strange found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm. Despite being thusly occupied, when Poindexter rushed the Elder Singer at the urging of "Flogger," noting that he risked his life in the name of science, Strange unleashed a blast that slew Poindexter.

     "Flogger" was pleased that he wouldn't have to subsequently shoot Poindexter to take the Blood Opal from him.


--Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63

Coutesy of Wikipedia:
Q.E.D. or QED is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, meaning "which was to be demonstrated". Literally it states "what was to be shown". Traditionally, the abbreviation is placed at the end of mathematical proofs and philosophical arguments in print publications, to indicate that the proof or the argument is complete.

The phrase quod erat demonstrandum is a translation into Latin from the Greek ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι (hoper edei deixai; abbreviated as ΟΕΔ). Translating from the Latin phrase into English yields "what was to be demonstrated". However, translating the Greek phrase ὅπερ ἔδει δεῖξαι can produce a slightly different meaning. In particular, since the verb "δείκνυμι" also means to show or to prove, a different translation from the Greek phrase would read "The very thing it was required to have shown."

The Greek phrase was used by many early Greek mathematicians, including Euclid and Archimedes. 




"Flogger"

whole_moon_hawk-flogger-face  whole_moon_hawk-flogger-face   An anthropologist, he had brown hair and eyes, was somewhat swarthy, and wore a jacket, long pants, and wide-brimmed hat (until it was knocked off of his head when Strange blew up his truck)

    Presumably Australian, he was partnered with an apparently American anthropologist whom he called Poindexter
Poindexter may be his real name, or it may be a derogatory "nerd-term." He also called the American "twit" and "stupid geek."

    This anthropologist was not identified in the story other than "corrupt scientist." Rather than call him the Australian anthropologist, I'm referring to as "Flogger" for clarifications purposes. See comments.
     

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (fb) - BTS) - Anthropologists Poindexter and "Flogger" came to the land of the People of the Whole Moon Hawk to observe the ceremony of the Song of the Blood Opal. They believed the Whole Moon Hawk to signify a mythical bird of prey, and they sought to steal the Blood Opal, which they believed to be the rarest, most precious opal in the world. They were unaware that numerous such blood opals were present and the region and that they were only of religious significance to the People of the Whole Moon Hawk.

(Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63) - As the People of the Whole Moon Hawk prepared for the Song of the Blood Opal ceremony, Poindexter contended that the song and/or the ceremony was a prototype of the cross-cultural cycle of eternal return, while "Flogger" countered that the song was an Aboriginal celebration of ownership (calling Poindexter "twit" in the process).

    As Poindexter tried to show "Flogger" proof of his assertions on his digital camera/phone/tablet, the arrival of Strange -- a mystic entity seeking to collect the energies of the Song of the Blood Opal -- unleashed elemental energy that drained the device's battery and apparently wiped the device; asking "What proof?" as he viewed the device's empty battery screen. Strange fired a blast destroyed the truck of (presumably "Flogger" and/or Poindexter), knocking the hat off "Flogger" in the process.
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     The Elder Singer began the rites: As Strange hovered and watched, green mist/smoke spread from the periphery of the mosaic, and "Flogger" argued that this "super-villain" was there to steal the rare and precious Blood Opal. As the Elder Singer raised the Blood Opal into the sky, "Flogger" announced that he would distract "the flying bloke," and he instructed Poindexter to cover the elder.

     As the Whole Moon Hawk came to life, Strange found himself at the heart of a sudden, violent storm. Despite being thusly occupied, when Poindexter rushed the Elder Singer at the urging of "Flogger," Strange unleashed a blast that slew Poindexter. Pleased that he wouldn't have to subsequently shoot Poindexter to take the Blood Opal from him, "Flogger" mockingly noted that science would be much obliged for his sacrifice. As the Elder Singer collapsed, dropping the Blood Opal, "Flogger" continued that this while the "super-villain" had his hands full with native magick, our holy man was having a real tough time...and, laughing, he considered that opportunity beckoned!

     "Flogger" then rushed toward the Elder Singer -- apparently unaware that both Strange and the Whole Moon Hawk looked down on him -- and demanded the Blood Opal at gunpoint "The Opal -- now, boy! Or don't you know what a pistol can do, eh?"

    After taking the Blood Opal and fleeing, "Flogger" was confronted by Strange. As Strange unleashed green flames, "Flogger" stated that he might have considered sharing the profits with Strange but that he didn't like the flames, so his opponent had to die. After firing his gun futilely at the magical being, "Flogger," tried to negotiate, unaware of the Whole Moon Hawk swooping down on him from behind. and was then apparently slain by the Whole Moon Hawk.

     By the time Flogger's blood soaked into the thirsty dust, the Hawk had also faded, along with its accompanying storm.


--
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63

Note: Flogger is shown in a number of other images, including the left image for Poindexter's sub-profile, showing him in his hat;
a mostly full body image in the right-sided image in the People of the Whole Moon Hawk sub-profile; and the image in the main profile of the Whole Moon Hawk swooping down from him from behind.



images: (without ads):
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63, pg. 12, panel 1 (People of the Whole Moon Hawk; plus Poindexter and "Flogger");
            panel 2 (
People of the Whole Moon Hawk member; plus Poindexter and "Flogger");
            panel 3 (
People of the Whole Moon Hawk, another view);
            panel 4 (
People of the Whole Moon Hawk's Elder Singer face);
        pg. 13, panel 1 (Whole Moon Hawk mosaic and People of the Whole Moon Hawk, distantly);
            panel 3 ("Flogger" face/profile);
            panel 5 (Elder Singer, full);
        pg. 14, panel 3 (Elder Singer with disciple; face-profile);
            panel 4 (disciple bowing);
        pg. 15, panel 1 (start of the song; energies emerging at edges of mosaic);
        pg. 16, panel 1 (Blood Opal; close-up with Elder Singer's fingers around it);
            panel 2 (Blood Opal held aloft by Elder Singer);
        pg. 17, panel 1 (Strange assaulted by storm of energies prior to Whole Moon Hawk forming);
            panel 2 (Mosaic shimmering and shifting as
Whole Moon Hawk is forming);
            panel 4 (
Whole Moon Hawk forming, rushing toward Strange (above the top of the scan);
        pg. 18, panel 1 (Poindexter face);
            panel 2 (Poindexter death);
            panel 3 ("Flogger" face);
            panel 4 (
Whole Moon Hawk vs. Strange);
            panel 6 (
Whole Moon Hawk and Strange watching "Flogger" charging toward the Elder Singer);
        pg. 19, panel 2 ("Flogger" with Blood Opal);
            panel 5 (
Whole Moon Hawk swooping down toward "Flogger");
        pg. 20, panel 3 (Elder Singer with another Blood Opal);
            panel 5 (Elder Singer with Blood Opal, singing the song);
    #64, pg. 4, panel 1 (Strange singing the song);


Appearances:
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#63 (March, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Max Douglas (artist), Evan Skolnick (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#64 (April, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Melvin Rubi (penciler), Fred Harper (inker), Evan Skolnick (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 02/06/2022
Last updated: 02/06/2022

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