Plot and script: Mirko Perniola
Artwork: Gaetano e Gaspare Cassaro
Cover: Gallieno Ferri
Washington, a giant former Black slave, stands accused of killing a White man, and hes sentenced to death. Just before being executed, the prisoner manages to escape, and hes hunted by the law and the bounty hunters. When he stumbles upon Zagor, Washington proclaims his innocence and says hes sure there is somebody who can testify on his favor. This somebody, though, is a drunkard thats not likely to be believed by a jury. And, when the suspect is a Black man, there arent many judges inclined to a verdict of not guilty. It wont be easy for the Spirit-with-the-Hatchet to spare Washington a bad ending...