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Starlord issue 1
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Appearing in the 1st Story[]

Title

Writer

Artist

Colours

  • None

Lettering

Featured characters

Supporting characters

  • Lew Kerr, a business tycoon
  • Stan Hackmann, a well-known science fiction writer
  • Captain Roker

Villains

  • Faceless acid-spitting monsters

Other characters

  • Archie the co-pilot

Location

  • An 'ab-world' accessed via the Bermuda Triangle

Items

  • Jake Flint's axe
  • A large boulder

Vehicles

  • TriStar jet

Synopsis for the 1st Story[]

An aeroplane flying across the Atlantic to Miami crash-lands on an unearthly hell-world. Fortunately, the crew meet a friendly stranger with archaic speech patterns and a big axe.

Appearing in the 2nd Story[]

Title

Writer

Artist

Colours

  • None

Lettering

Featured characters

Supporting characters

Villains

Other characters

  • Harl Vinda, controller of a temporal sub-station
  • Quexalcholmec, a pure-strain Aztec
  • Marcus Geladius, a centurion attached to the 9th legion

Locations

  • London, 1978
  • The Cretaceous era

Items

  • A newspaper
  • A dinosaur

Vehicles

  • Tube train

Synopsis for the 2nd Story[]

An ordinary man is stunned, literally, by time-travelling strangers and awakes to find himself somewhere extraordinary.

Appearing in the 3rd Story[]

Title

Writers

  • John Wagner and Alan Grant (writing as T. B. Grover)

Artist

Colours

  • See above

Lettering

Featured characters

Supporting characters

  • None

Villains

Other characters

  • Police officers
  • Random members of the public

Location

  • Caytor, administration planet of the Dorian nebula, 2180 AD

Items

  • Chameleon cloaks

Vehicles

  • Police transport

Synopsis for the 3rd Story[]

Two bounty hunters are looking for a murderer called Max Quirxx.

Appearing in the 4th Story[]

Title

Writer

Artist

Colours

  • See above

Lettering

Featured characters

Supporting characters

Villains

Other characters

  • 'Flash' Harry Lowder, seller of robots
  • Metal Angel, a medical droid
  • A trapped human and his daughter

Locations

  • A robo-mart
  • The North Sea, 2078 AD

Items

  • Howard Quartz's umbrella

Vehicles

  • The Preying Mantis

Synopsis for the 4th Story[]

Howard Quartz recruits some second-hand robots for his latest money-making scheme.

Notes[]

Published on May 13th, 1978, and sold for 12 pence.

Trivia[]

  • Also contains a two-page spread introducing the comic's fictional editor, Starlord.
  • Given the fact that the author is Pat Mills, the character of 'Stan Hackmann' in Planet of the Damned being a parody of Stan Lee is not inconceivable.


Recommended reading[]

Read the following twenty-one issues for more thrilling cosmic action!

Links and references[]

People who wish to purchase this comic should check eBay or Amazon.


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