(1978)

Fleetway Publications, 1978 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 GBP
Pages:
128
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
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ISBN:
?
Barcode:
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Editing:
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerry Woods (painted)
Inks:
Gerry Woods
Colors:
Gerry Woods
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Dare

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(Photographs)
Inks:
(Photographs)
Colors:
(Photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents listing with a composite view of the Earth as seen from the surface of the Moon as background. Indicia: Copyright IPC Magazines Ltd, 1977.

Dan Dare And The Curse Of The Mytax (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks:
Massimo Belardinelli
Colors:
? Massimo Belardinelli
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Dare; Wally Carter; Mytax; Solan

Shuttle Blast-Off (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Illustrated account of a Space Shuttle mission to launch a satellite.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(Photographs)
Inks:
(Photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Tharg

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page, introduced by Tharg. Includes a photo of Tharg.

Borag Thungg, Earthlets! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Tharg teaches us some words of his language. Also tells us about the possibility of General Dynamics producing a submarine oil tanker (with illo).

A Step Into The Unknown (Table of Contents)

2000AD Special Feature / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(Photographs)
Inks:
(Photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Illustrated History of space exploration from Gargarin to the space shuttle.

Tank Trap (Table of Contents)

Invasion / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bill Savage; Peter Silk;
Synopsis:
Savage and Silk intervene when Volgan tanks open fire on some civilians. They escape, make contact with British resistance fighters on the Isle Of Dogs, and go on to blow up a Volgan oil tanker.

Hunted (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kevin O'Neill (signed)
Inks:
Kevin O'Neill
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Amon Spek; Tharg
Synopsis:
Spek wakes up to find himself the game in a Safari Park floating in space. He dies when he has nowhere left to run and two Earthlings catch up with him. Tharg appears to warn us about what we are doing to our own planet's resources.

Indexer Notes

Either wash technique on art, or B&W repro of coloured strip.

["Mind Control"] (Table of Contents)

M.A.C.H. 1 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Probe: Brigadier Crawford; Lutz
Synopsis:
Probe attends a military test on Salisbury Plain. Foreign agents outside the test area use some radar-like equipment to seize control of Probe's computerised brain and make him steal a missile. Probe complies, but manages to turn the tables when they try to kill him.

Indexer Notes

Wash technique on art, or possibly B&W repro of painted strip.

["Welcome To Berlin"] (Table of Contents)

Harlem Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Giant; Slim; Rudi Boldt; Rusty; Hairy; Louis Mayer; Earl
Synopsis:
The Heroes take on the Berlin Blitzkriegs in a not-so-friendly friendly. The Heroes come out on top despite the racially-charged atmosphere and the brutal tactics of the Germans.

East Meets West...In Space! (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Brigadier General Thomas P. Stafford; Colonel Alexei Leonov

Indexer Notes

Text piece, with illos and photos, about the Apollo/Soyuz link-up on 17th July 1975.

End Of Voyage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Tom Wyatt
Synopsis:
Wyatt's pleasure cruiser is caught in a nuclear test in the Pacific. He is the only survivor. A year later he takes part in a cross-Atlantic yacht race, as the crisis in the Middle East heats up. Nuclear destruction hits deserted New York just as he sails past the Statue of Liberty.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

Four gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(photographs)
Inks:
(photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Brief look at how stamps have followed the space race since Gargarin orbited the Earth. Several repros of space-themed stamps from around the world.

The Dream Machine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Massimo Belardinelli
Inks:
Massimo Belardinelli
Colors:
? (Tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mike Clayton; Doctor Brenner; Williams
Synopsis:
Brenner invites Clayton, who has the highest I.Q. in Britain, to take part in an experiment with his Dream Machine. Clayton's dream sends technician Williams over the edge and he tries to destroy the machine. Brenner tries again later, and this time Clayton's mind makes contact with some kind of extraterrestrial power.

Indexer Notes

Artwork uses orange spot colour throughout.

Videophones (Table of Contents)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Shaw
Pencils:
Mike McMahon
Inks:
Mike McMahon
Colors:
? (Tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dredd; Judge Steele; Maria; Igor Sansky
Synopsis:
Sansky is using Deep Psyche Hypnosis (over the Video Phone system) to drive Judges mad. Dredd, using a hologram of himself, fools Sansky and buys the time to trace the phone call. Then raids Sansky's place for the showdown.

Indexer Notes

Artwork uses orange spot colour throughout. Story title and writer credit courtesy of Grant Goggins (R. Schenk, December 2009).

Operation Hercules (Table of Contents)

M.A.C.H. 1 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Probe; Brigadier Pierre Lemas
Synopsis:
Terrorists hijack a plane loaded with French passengers, and flies them to Natanga. The French government call in Probe, who leads a pretty routine rescue mission.

The Buffalo Hunt (Table of Contents)

Flesh / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Reagan; Claw Carver; Hays;
Synopsis:
Trans Time Corporation sends Reagan and his men back to 1821 to bring back a dozen dead buffalo. Reagan is worried that this might alter history, but when he returns to the present he finds out that the episode had already entered history before he had even left, via a Cherokee pictogram.

The Monsters (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Page (signed)
Inks:
Keith Page
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tharg

Indexer Notes

Future Shock style story.

White Fury (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Characters:
Shako; Dave Findlay; Chuck Branson
Synopsis:
Findlay takes a pot-shot from the deck of the ice-breaker he is serving on and kills Polar Bear cub Shako's mother for sport. The Captain orders the two men onto the ice to finish the cub as well, but Shako bites Findlay in the leg and his gun goes off accidently, killing Branson. Shako escapes and has to fend for himself for a couple of weeks. When next he encounters the humans he manages to kill Findlay, then boards the by now stuck ice-breaker. He kills the engine room crew. Just as the Captain is about to shoot him, the ship succumbs to the pressure of the ice and sinks. Shako makes good his escape and his adventures begin.

Indexer Notes

First appearance Shako? Story is the prequel to the Shako series which ran in the early issues of 2000 AD weekly.

Whitey's Brother (Table of Contents)

Judge Dredd / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Moore
Pencils:
Mike McMahon
Inks:
Mike McMahon
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dredd; The Grand Judge; Whitey Logan; Welch Logan
Synopsis:
Using a matter disruptor to terrorize Mega City 1 with, Welch Logan demands the release of his brother, Whitey, from Devil's Island and Judge Dredd to be handed over to him. Dredd plays along and wins out by turning the matter disruptor on Welch. Whitey returns to prison, vowing vengeance.

Indexer Notes

This is the sequel to the "Judge Whitey" story from 2000 AD #2. Devil's Island is a penal colony on a huge traffic island in the middle of the expressway. Story title and writer credit courtesy of Grant Goggins (R. Schenk, December 2009).

The Symbiote (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tharg

Indexer Notes

Future Shock style story.

Death Bug (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Police Chief Custer; Doc. Huxley; "Lucky" Modell
Synopsis:
A plague of Death Bugs threatens Salvation City. The Chief and Doc Huxley use a petrol tanker to save the day.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerry Woods (painted)
Inks:
Gerry Woods
Colors:
Gerry Woods
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Dare

Indexer Notes

Same as front cover.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dan Dare And The Curse Of The Mytax
    Dan Dare
  4. 3. Shuttle Blast-Off
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Borag Thungg, Earthlets!
  7. 6. A Step Into The Unknown
    2000AD Special Feature
  8. 7. Tank Trap
    Invasion
  9. 8. Hunted
  10. 9. ["Mind Control"]
    M.A.C.H. 1
  11. 10. ["Welcome To Berlin"]
    Harlem Heroes
  12. 11. East Meets West...In Space!
  13. 12. End Of Voyage
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Dream Machine
  18. 17. Videophones
    Judge Dredd
  19. 18. Operation Hercules
    M.A.C.H. 1
  20. 19. The Buffalo Hunt
    Flesh
  21. 20. The Monsters
  22. 21. White Fury
  23. 22. Whitey's Brother
    Judge Dredd
  24. 23. The Symbiote
  25. 24. Death Bug
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
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