Starlord #May 27th 1978 (3)
(May 27th 1978)

IPC, 1978 Series
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Price
0.12 GBP
Pages
32
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Kelvin Gosnell; Steve MacManus (sub-editor)

Issue Notes

The issue came with a free gift of a Starblast Auto-Starship Battle Log. This was basically a piece of card with grids printed on it to enable games of battleships. The card was coated so it could be wiped clean for re-use.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin O'Neill
Inks
Kevin O'Neill
Colors
Kevin O'Neill

Hail, Star-Troopers (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kelvin Gosnell (as Starlord)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Outta The Way Kids - Charlie's Angels Are Coming Through (Table of Contents: 2)

Planet of the Damned / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Mills
Pencils
Alfonso Azpiri
Inks
Alfonso Azpiri
Letters
Tom Frame

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jake Flint; Lew Kerr; Stan Hackmann; Charlie Hagen; Abner
Synopsis
Charlie Hagan rides to the rescue of the embattled plane passengers, but is he a friend or a threat?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the ‘Next Week’ panel of the previous issue. 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.

I'm Going After The Giant 'Gator (Table of Contents: 3)

Ro-Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Mills
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Dave Gibbons
Letters
Dave Gibbons

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Howard Quartz; Pod Marshal; Ro-Jaws; Hammerstein; Marvin
Synopsis
The Ro-Busters are sent in to stop the swamp madness at the alligator farm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the ‘Next Week’ panel of the previous issue. Only the first two pages of the strip are in colour. The remainder are in a grey wash.

Starlord Survival Scan (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Quiz for Starlord Tank Commanders.

Excitements Is Bad For Our Poor Heartses (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Peter Knight

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Alpha; Wulf Sternhammer; Gronk; Captain
Synopsis
Alpha and Sternhammer encounter the prejudice associated with mutants, and meet a Gronk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the ‘Next Week’ panel of the previous issue. Only the first two pages of the strip are in colour. The remainder are in a grey wash.

My Mind... I'm Losin' My Mind (Table of Contents: 6)

Mind Wars / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Hebden
Pencils
Jesús Redondo
Inks
Jesús Redondo
Letters
Peter Knight

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Arlen Lakam; Ardeni Lakam; Yosay Tilman
Synopsis
Arlen and Ardeni are subjected to a public enquiry after their psychic feats.
Reprints

Now I Know What It Feels Like To Blow A Fuse (Table of Contents: 7)

Timequake / comic story / ? pages (report information)

Script
Chris Lowder
Pencils
Ian Kennedy
Inks
Ian Kennedy
Colors
Ian Kennedy
Letters
Tony Jacob

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Blocker; Harl Vinda; Suzi Cho; Quexalcholmec; Kemal Azwan
Synopsis
Blocker learns how he started events that led to Earth's future being wiped out.

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the ‘Next Week’ panel of the previous issue. Only the final page of the strip is in colour. The remainder are in a grey wash.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Hail, Star-Troopers
  3. 2. Outta The Way Kids - Charlie's Angels Are Coming Through
    Planet of the Damned
  4. 3. I'm Going After The Giant 'Gator
    Ro-Busters
  5. 4. Starlord Survival Scan
  6. 5. Excitements Is Bad For Our Poor Heartses
    Strontium Dog
  7. 6. My Mind... I'm Losin' My Mind
    Mind Wars
  8. 7. Now I Know What It Feels Like To Blow A Fuse
    Timequake
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Doug Brain
  • Adei G.
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Gordon Keys
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Frank Plowright
  • Karsten S.
  • Jim Van Dore