(April 1974)

Star*Reach, 1974 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
On-sale date:
1974-04-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Star*Reach Productions
Editing:
Mike Friedrich
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Paper Stock:
slick cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date given in the copyright registration filing for Ed Hicks and Walter Simonson's "A Tale of Sword and Sorcery."

Underground Comix are known for using different prices, covers (art or color variations) and interior content to distinguish different printings.
1st print April 1974 has 0.75 USD cover price. Has Cody Starbuck on cover and "Green Women" on back cover.
2nd print November 1975. 3rd print April 1977.
4th print March 1978 has 1.50 USD cover price. Has "Green Women" on front cover and Cody Starbuck on back cover. Different interior sequencing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cody Starbuck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Chaykin; Jim Starlin (2nd, 3rd and 4th print)
Inks:
Howard Chaykin; Jim Starlin (2nd, 3rd and 4th print)
Colors:
Howard Chaykin; ? (4th print)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cody Starbuck

Indexer Notes

After the first printing, the front and back cover art were exchanged.
1st printing 75¢
2nd printing $1.00
3rd printing $1.25
4th printing $1.50

Contents (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich (1st and 2nd print)
Pencils:
N/A (1st print); Neal Adams (2nd print); Becky Wilson (3rd and 4th print)
Inks:
N/A (1st print); Neal Adams (2nd print); Becky Wilson (3rd and 4th print)
Letters:
Typeset (1st and 2nd print); Tom Orzechowski ? (2nd print); Cynthia Dewhurst (3rd and 4th print)
Editing:
Mike Friedrich

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

The 1st print doesn't specify a month of publication; the month of April is noted in the printing histories of subsequent printings. It has a text editorial by Friedrich, a dedication to Julius Schwartz and a credit for Tom Orzechowski with designing the logo.
The 2nd printing is September 1975, has different text (dated Sept. 1, 1975) and the comic strip "Observations" by Friedrich and Adams.
The 3rd printing is April 1977 uses the Becky Wilson contents frame previously used in second printings for issue #2. Story titles and creators with illustration and indicia information.
The 4th printing is March 1978 (per "The Star*Reach Companion" by Richard Arndt).
Sequence content from 4th printing.

...The Birth of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Uncle Mort (host)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 42-49 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

Death Building (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin; Al Milgrom
Inks:
Jim Starlin; Al Milgrom
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 3-9 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

Fish Myths (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Steve Skeates
Inks:
Steve Skeates
Letters:
Steve Skeates

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 10-11 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

Suburban Fish (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Steve Skeates
Inks:
Steve Skeates
Letters:
Steve Skeates

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 24-25 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

A Tale of Sword and Sorcery (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Hicks
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Letters:
Walt Simonson

Genre:
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 12-23 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

Cody Starbuck (Table of Contents)

Cody Starbuck / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Chaykin
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cody Starbuck
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to pp. 26-41 in the 2nd and 3rd printings.

The Origin of God! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Letters:
Jim Starlin

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is relocated to the inside back cover in the 2nd printing.
This story is relocated to p.50 in the 3rd printing.

["#2's Gonna Be Even Better!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Death] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Death

Indexer Notes

Image on back cover. After the first printing, this artwork is exchanged with the Howard Chaykin art on the front cover of the first printing.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Cody Starbuck
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ...The Birth of Death!
  4. 3. Death Building
  5. 4. Fish Myths
  6. 5. Suburban Fish
  7. 6. A Tale of Sword and Sorcery
  8. 7. Cody Starbuck
    Cody Starbuck
  9. 8. The Origin of God!
  10. 9. ["#2's Gonna Be Even Better!"]
  11. 10. [Death]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Scott Arthur
  • Merlin Haas
  • R. S. Martin
  • Jochen G.
  • Stephan Friedt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein