Star Brand #1 [Direct]
(October 1986)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1986-07-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel; New Universe
Editing
Michael Higgins (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #99.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Star Brand / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bret Blevins ?
Inks
Tom Palmer ?; Al Williamson ?
Colors
Christie Scheele ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star Brand [Ken Connell]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Age #43 presents 2 unused covers to this issue, one by Brett Blevins and Al Williamson and one by Romita Jr. The final cover for this issue may have been drawn by Blevins and Williamson (the "unused" Blevins cover for this issue was later used for issue #11).

The Star Brand (Table of Contents: 1)

Star Brand / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ken Connell (introduction); the "Old Man" (introduction); Myron (introduction); Debbie "the Duck" (introduction); Barbara Petrovic (introduction); Laurie Petrovic (introduction); Bobby Petrovic (introduction); John Eberhardt (introduction); alien (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
While riding his motorcycle in the Laurel Mountains, Ken Connell is given the "Star Brand", a powerful weapon that looks like a simple tattoo, by the mysterious "Old Man". The Star Brand gives Connell immense strength, durability and the power of flight. Later, he is attacked by an alien who wants the Star Brand for himself, but Connell is able to fight off the alien.
Reprints

Universe News (Table of Contents: 2)

Universe News / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Identical to the next month's (November 1986) Universe News.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Star Brand
  2. 1. The Star Brand
    Star Brand
  3. 2. Universe News
    Universe News
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