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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #15 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:13:30 am »
pardon my ignorance, but what is/was Starblazer?

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« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:13:41 am »
I had a load at one time (well, about 30 or 40 and gave them to the charity shop).  Have picked up a few since, but generally read them and pass them on. They are entertaining to varying degrees, but they don't usuaully tell much of a story in their pages.  I like the DC Thompson format though.  I'd be interested in knowing which ones were Alan Moore ones.  At one point I had a few of the Grant Morrison ones, but to be honest I had to be told they were by him, they are all a bit homogenous.

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« Reply #17 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:28:11 am »
remember the dandy/beano and commando comic libraries

well starblazer was in this format but with sci fi stories

really good too, one of my faves - it ran until 1995 at a rate of two a month then commando went down to two a month and started and started reprinting, i think the lack of published issues meant they cancelled starblazer (rather than reprint)

alien battleship and halleys comet (with a guy running away from a comet, close up on his face)

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #18 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:40:15 am »
I'd love to see DCT reprint their old material in that format.

I've been discussing the possibility of DCT bringing out a webcomic of their material.  They've given me permission to develop a prototype so here's hoping (obviously a printed comic would be better but if that's not going to happen...).

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #19 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:42:22 am »
I may consider selling or trading mine if I can find where they are again.

JAWS items most welcome :-)

Ed

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #20 on: 08 January, 2004, 06:46:34 am »
soory didnt finish my last post, the two stories mentioned contain work scripted by alan moore

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #21 on: 09 January, 2004, 06:58:28 pm »
What i also love about them are the complete story in one sitting, i've found a couple of issues in the evening just before bed really does the trick.

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #22 on: 09 January, 2004, 07:05:47 pm »
Hi again.
Does anyone know the exact issue of Comic World the feature was in. Any help will be gratefully received.

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« Reply #23 on: 09 January, 2004, 09:29:46 pm »
i cant remember sorry, but every issue had an british artist or writer interview and in their synopsis it tells u what issues they did of the great and mighty starblazer

(so look for alan amoore issue, steve bissette, alan grant and p[ossibly the judge dredd or 2000ad issues as a lot of the creators were the same)

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #24 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:18:34 pm »
Ive just remembered something, in the later issues of Starblazer there appeared a character callled Starhawk, now didnt he also appear in a another D. C. Thomson comic around about 1983 called Spike. But which came first???

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« Reply #25 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:37:12 pm »
starhawk in starblazer was a revamp of the earlier 'planet tamer' character introduced in issue 40

planet tamer was one of the only earlier charcters to enjoy 3 adventures

starhawk had 5 i think

what year was spike published???

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« Reply #26 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:38:36 pm »
hang on - spike u say

i think i have some of them to hand...

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« Reply #27 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:40:09 pm »
its the same character and creative team, i will just check the starblazers

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« Reply #28 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:45:03 pm »
its the same character and creative team rom planet tamer in spike circa 1983,

the starblazer starhawk is from 1987 and has a new creative team

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Re: STARBLAZER
« Reply #29 on: 11 January, 2004, 01:51:56 pm »
sorry double posted there a few times but hope that helps

other characters with more than 1 appearance (besides mikal r kayn, who becomes semi regular) are robot kid (2), grok and zero (5), skaar (2), mandroid with lots of appearances later on and a sword and sorcery trilogy