On Saturday July 25th and Sunday July 26th 2020 Conrad and Fox from Space Spinner 2000 spent 24 hours covering the entire run of Starlord, inviting guests from the unofficial 2000AD blogosphere for selected issues. I was one of those to be invited! By the time I appeared to cover issue 19, they'd been awake … Continue reading Space Spinner 2000: Starlordathon Pt 6
Here's the complete list of every Starlord publication on this blog. Or at least it will be - I missed one out for some reason (probably it wasn't advertised in either 2000AD or Starlord at the time as I usually use the adverts and plugs from Tharg for the timing of specials and annuals). Before … Continue reading Starlord Index
Yesterday I posted about the Dan Dare Poster Magazine which I didn't own at the time I was writing blog posts on comics which came out in 1977. This one I did have in my possession and have no idea why I didn't cover it. As it's not easy to get publication dates for specials … Continue reading Starlord Summer Special 1978: The world’s first cutaway of the Preying Mantis! Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson interviewed! Amazing short story by Arthur C. Clarke! Plus your favourite Starlord heroes in fantastic full-length adventures!!!
Oh no! It turns out I missed out an annual last year - I'd thought we reduced down to 2000AD and Judge Dredd for the 1982 round of annuals, but there was a lurking Starlord annual which I missed on my bookshelf! After the previous year's Brian Bolland ensemble cover we're back to artwork irrelevant … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1982
Brian Bolland draws the cover for this annual, featuring Starlord revealing Ro-Jaws, the Gronk, Johnny Alpha, Hammerstein, Ardeni Lakam, Na-Rutha, James Blocker, Suzie Cho and two more figures from under his purple and gold cloak. Both Ardeni and the Gronk are doing the 'hands held up to the head denoting psychic powers being used' that … Continue reading Starlord Annual 1981
The fully-painted cover shows a huge squiddy-crustacean-thing attacking a few spaceships, one of which has ditched in a sea. It's along the same lines as the propaganda-themed covers of the weekly Starlord, and it wouldn't surprise me if the artist worked on those. The contents page makes a refreshing change from the grainy photograph contents … Continue reading The sci-fi book of the year! Star Lord Annual 1980
Starlord's ship appears to be a frog-shaped hovercraft with robotic spider arms. Or maybe it's the jet plane above. What can I say about the last episode of Mind Wars? Well, it starts well - we go two whole pages with everybody playing along that Ardeni has died in the heart of a nuclear explosion … Continue reading Star Lord No 22: Starlord’s ship is waiting to carry him… Beyond the Stars! See inside!