Star Lord No 21: Guardian of the Dark Star!

A rather colourful cover greets us, with a huge green alien striding over planetoids as if they were stepping stones. The cover's not to my taste, and no doubt it will be revealed as an IntStelFed propaganda poster within the pages of this issue. Events in Mind Wars have been building up for a few … Continue reading Star Lord No 21: Guardian of the Dark Star!

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Star Lord No 20: Washington – the hub of the United States and… The most frightened city on Earth!

A great cover by Ian Kennedy in light blue (dare I say, teal?) and vivid reds featuring a UFO smashing through the Washington monument while being pursued by Kennedy's trademark fighter planes. First up is Mind Wars, as ever. The big news is that Ardeni has a conversation with Kareela about Ardeni's memory - and … Continue reading Star Lord No 20: Washington – the hub of the United States and… The most frightened city on Earth!

Star Lord No 19: Mek-Quake kill 99% of all known robots!

I suspect the Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastinmotivatingood buzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivinevergivincoolfizzin PEPSI advert must have been shown a lot in the 1970s - not only was there an ad for 2000AD a few months ago but this cover has a strapline of Circuitsmashingpiperippingmetalcrunchingdroidddestroying... MEK-QUAKE!!! It isn't the only modification to a then-current advertising campaign, with 'Reaches parts of the galaxy other … Continue reading Star Lord No 19: Mek-Quake kill 99% of all known robots!

Star Lord No 18: I can invade minds, stop time, warp space… I have the power!

Another cover from the anonymous airbrush-style artist, this time of Ardeni Lakam and Tilman. Inside, Ardeni's escape involves something to do with combined energy feedback which threatens to destroy the bridge of the Jugla warship and Ardeni granting powers to Tilman (which go to his head in more ways than one). I'm not too sure … Continue reading Star Lord No 18: I can invade minds, stop time, warp space… I have the power!

Star Lord No 17: It is Planet Earth’s last day – for this is the Day of the Clone, the Day of… Clone Wars!

An early John Higgins cover here, showing he can paint as well as draw! In Mind Wars, Ardeni spends the episode trapped in an anti-matter casket where she resigns herself to dying rather than helping the Jugla. Until the Grand Cosmol lets slip that there is a way for her to escape the anti-matter field. … Continue reading Star Lord No 17: It is Planet Earth’s last day – for this is the Day of the Clone, the Day of… Clone Wars!

Star Lord No 16: Massacre on the Moon! All our mates are being wiped out, Ro-Jaws – and we could be next!

A great Kevin O'Neill cover showing the events at the end of last week's Ro-Busters. It's all in the dialogue, so I don't need to add any description! In Mind Wars, Ardeni helps disentangle the vessels in the ship's graveyard. While she waits for the locals (and Tillman) to go through the wreckage and make … Continue reading Star Lord No 16: Massacre on the Moon! All our mates are being wiped out, Ro-Jaws – and we could be next!

Star Lord No 15: Earth Star-Squad hit by Droon! No Survivors!

As the title suggests, this issue has a Timequake cover, with the Droon drawn by Alberto Salinas. As it's easy to forget, Droon are huge - about twice or thrice as tall as humans, and this one seems to be carrying two laser swords. If I was a bit older I'd have an idea of … Continue reading Star Lord No 15: Earth Star-Squad hit by Droon! No Survivors!

Star Lord No 14: Doomsday is just around the corner for Carl Hunter in Holocaust!

This is another mystery air-brush style cover - almost certainly by the same artist as the Issue 11 Mind Wars cover. It shows a besuited man pointing a revolve, helicopters and a formation of traditional flying saucer UFOs. The new series is called Holocaust and the concept looks pretty straight-forward. First story - Mind Wars. … Continue reading Star Lord No 14: Doomsday is just around the corner for Carl Hunter in Holocaust!

Star Lord No 13: Let Me at him, Billy! Quit jawing, jack-ass! He won’t escape the laser lash!

Our first view of Billy Joe is on the cover. His most distinctive feature is that he has two heads - I can't help but feel that this is going to be a big reveal in the story within, except it's already been revealed, right on the cover... Ezquerra provides the honours and it's a … Continue reading Star Lord No 13: Let Me at him, Billy! Quit jawing, jack-ass! He won’t escape the laser lash!

Star Lord No 12: Experience body-shock now!

This is the second cover by Brian Lewis (his first was the Nazi World 2478 A.D. / Time Control 85 million B.C Time-Quake cover). It is rather reminiscent of a Dorian Gray film poster - it could almost be denied, except that's a very distinctive belt! Mind Wars usually takes the first story honours, and … Continue reading Star Lord No 12: Experience body-shock now!