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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Starblazer Covered

Regular downthetubes readers will recall we published some features about DC Thomson's much-missed SF digest comic Starblazer on downthetubes some time ago, including a checklist of the title.

The section orginally kicked off with a feature by Jeremy Briggs called 'Blazing Through the Secrecy' - pondering the mystery of once-anonymous creators - but also includes background on how the book was created from editor Bill McLoughlin and Ray Aspden's memories of writing for the title ('Behind the Lines').

One thing the section has always lacked was cover images but now, thanks to the kindness of a reader, we have a full set, so we'll be adding them to the checklist over time. But for now, you may enjoy checking them out on this Picasa Gallery.

Starblazer featured many covers by Dan Dare artist Ian Kennedy, plus work by artists such as Keith Page, Ferrer, Enrique Alcatena and Jaimie Ortiz and has been reincarnated in recent years as a game, Starblazer Adventures.

Click Here for Starblazer editor Bill McLoughlin's history of the title
Click Here for Jeremy Briggs article on Starblazer
Click Here for Ray Aspden's feature on writing for the title
Click Here for a complete Starblazer Cover Gallery (Picassa Album)

Starblazer Checklist:

Issues 1 - 75Issues 76 - 150Issues 151 - 200Issues 201 - 250Issues 251 - 281Foreign Editions

Starblazer © DC Thomson

1 comment:

Matt said...

Good stuff, John. I must have a browse at some point.

Matt Badham

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