Starlord #13th May 1978 (1)
(13 May 1978)

IPC, 1978 Series
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Price
0.12 GBP; 0.35 AUD; 0.35 ZAR; 0.35 NZD; 1.20 MYR
Pages
32
Indicia frequency
Every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Kelvin Gosnell; Steve MacManus (sub-editor)
Color
Color Cover; Mostly Black & White Interior
Paper Stock
Newsprint

Issue Notes

Each copy of the comic came with one of six free metallic badges designating a rank of Starlord Trooper. One could be a Laser Specialist, Pilot, Tank Commander or Time Warden, or assigned to the Mek War Controller Robot Regiment or Skateboard Strike Force.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strontium Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ramon Sola (painting)
Inks
Ramon Sola (painting)
Colors
Ramon Sola (painting)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Alpha; Wulf Sternhammer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Planet Of The Damned / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
R. E. Wright
Pencils
Horacio Lalia
Inks
Horacio Lalia
Letters
Bill Nuttal

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything's wrong!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lew Kerr; Stan Hackmann; Bosun Flint; Captain Roker
Synopsis
A transatlantic jet is sucked through a hole in the sky in the region of the Bermuda Triangle and crash lands on a hostile planet that isn't in Kansas. There they meet refugees from other vessels that have disappeared in the vicinity of Bermuda.
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Indexer Notes

R. E. Wright is an alias. The strip was conceived and thrashed out by Pat Mills for the launch of 2000 AD a year previously, but discarded. When IPC switched the frequency of Starlord from monthly to weekly just prior to launch new strips were needed and Planet of the Damned was pulled from the files. Editor Kelvin Gosnell re-jigged the strip, and assorted others scripted issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Timequake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Lowder [as Jack Adrian]
Pencils
Ian Kennedy
Inks
Ian Kennedy
Colors
Ian Kennedy
Letters
Peter Knight

First Line of Dialogue or Text
London, New York and Moscow hit by nuclear strikes
Genre
science fiction
Characters
James Blocker; Marcus Geladius; Harl Vinda; Suzi Cho; Quexalcholmec
Synopsis
Jim Blocker is pulled out of time to the Cretacious era and told he is the direct cause of 20th century London being devastated by nuclear barrage.

Indexer Notes

Only the first two story pages are in colour, painted by Kennedy, who produced the remainder in a grey wash.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kelvin Gosnell [as Starlord]
Pencils
Ian Gibson
Inks
Ian Gibson
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Strontium Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner [as T. B. Grover]
Pencils
Carlos Ezquerra
Inks
Carlos Ezquerra
Colors
Carlos Ezquerra
Letters
Jack Potter

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Die, dogs!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Alpha; Wulf Sternhammer
Synopsis
In the 22nd century bounty hunting is left to universally despised cadre of mutants known as Strontium Dogs after the radiation that deformed them. Foremost among them is the team of Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer armed with an array of fantastic weapons to help them.
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Free Gift (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Day Of The Robot (Table of Contents: 6)

Ro-Busters / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Mills
Pencils
Carlos Pino
Inks
Carlos Pino
Colors
Carlos Pino
Letters
Tom Frame

Characters
"Flash" Harry Loweder; Hammerstein; Ro-Jaws; Mek-Quake; Howard Quartz; Angel; Chatterbox
Synopsis
Billionaire Howard Quartz is creating a team of robots to respond to disasters humans can't cope with, and their first mission is underwater at the North Sea Tunnel.
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Indexer Notes

Story pages 3, 4, and 11 are in colour, and Pino illustrates 5-10 in a grey wash. The Ro-Busters were actually designed by Kevin O'Neill, who never got to draw the strip in Starlord.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Strontium Dog
  2. 1. ["Everything's wrong!"]
    Planet Of The Damned
  3. 2. ["London, New York and Moscow hit by nuclear strikes"]
    Timequake
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Die, dogs!"]
    Strontium Dog
  6. 5. Free Gift
  7. 6. Day Of The Robot
    Ro-Busters
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steve Jenner
  • Gordon Keys
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Walls
  • Karsten S.