Starblazer Checklist: Issues 001 – 075

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• Click Here for Jeremy Briggs article on Starblazer: Blazing Through the Secrecy

• Click Here for From the Command Deck: Starblazer editor Bill McLoughlin’s history of the title

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• Click Here for a complete Starblazer Cover Gallery (off site)

Starblazer Checklist

Issues 1 – 75Issues 76 – 150Issues 151 – 200Issues 201 – 250Issues 251 – 281Starblazer Abroad

Issue Number and Title  Writer Artist Cover Artist Notes
1: The Omega Experiment Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 12p
2: The Domes of Death Ray Aspden Keith Robson 12p
Adapted from the story of Perseus and the Gorgon’s head, Ray Aspden reveals
3: Alien Attack Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 12p
4: The Edge of Infinity Mel Chappell Keith Page 12p.Keith Page has been working in comics since 1976, represented by The Temple Art Agency. Still working today on DC Thomson’s Commando, his credits are wide ranging, including Thunderbirds, Sonic the Comic, Eagle, Mask, Supernaturals, Wildcat, Football Picture Library, Dandy, Starblazer, 2000AD, Starlord and Revolver. He also worked on Mighty Max for Marvel UK.
Keith has also illustrated science fiction book covers and has worked on a variety of book illustration commissions.
• View his profile on the Lambiek Artists Site 
• View his art for sale at Book Palace
5: The Shipeater Rob Carter Jaimie Ortiz 12p.
We have been unable to track down much information about Jamie Ortiz — so information welcome. “He did a couple of Battle Complete Stories for Battle Action (1978),” writes Steve Holland, “and also a Tharg’s Future Shock: The War Game in 2000AD 386 (6 Oct 1984). But that’s all I’ve spotted outside of Starblazer.”
Jamie should not be confused with Spanish artist Jose Ortiz, who created the newspaper strip Carolynn Bakerfor the Daily Express in the 1960s and Rogue Trooper for 2000AD. Jose also drew The 13th Floor in the (new) Eagle and UFO Agent in the original Eagle.
6: Killer Robot John Speer Carrasco 12p
7: Holocaust Hogan Mike Knowles Enrique Alcatena 12p

Mike Knowles has been a writer for the past 25 years and his comics credits are far ranging, including Bullet, Warlord, Star Love Stories, Bunty, Mandy, Beano, Dandy, Buster, Whizzer & Chips, Oink, Triffik!, Blue Jeans and Commando. He is also a cartoonist.

• View his profile on Author’s Den

Enrique Alcatena‘s credits also include work for DC Comics such as Batman and for Marvel, Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

Official web site:

8: Planet of Fear Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 12p
9: Lancer the Lawlord Tony Eccles Norman Lee 12p
10: Terror Satelitte David R Motton Jaimie Ortiz Ian Kennedy 12pDavid Motton also wrote Dan Dare and many 1960s comic strips for titles such as Eagle. Read an interview on downthetubes
11: Purple Planet J Radford Juan Sarompas 12pJuan Sarompas also drew Tex et Mex for Spirou in the 1980s.Spanish artist Sarompas was also one of the three main artists on Semic’s James Bond Comic in the 1980s, along with fellow countrymen Manuel Carmona and Josep Gual. This fantastic James Bond comics site has more information:
12: The Web of Arcon Mike Knowles Carlos Pino 12pSelf taught Spanish artist Carlos Pino is well known for his prolific art partnership with Vicente Alcázar, but carved a solid reputation of his own working on a variety of British comics in the 1970s, including Fleetway’s Battle Picture Weekly, 2000AD, Starlord, Adventure, Speed and Mask.. He also worked on Victor and Commando, , and creates story-boards for advertising campaigns.
• View his profile on the Falcon Squadron web site – a Johnny Red tribute site:
13: Hell Ship Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 12p
14: Battlecruiser Revenge R Tufnell Carrasco 12p
15: Algol the Terrible Grant Morrison Grant Morrison 12p 1979
16: The Secret of Soma J Albert Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 12p
17: The Caverns of Korad J Speer Ferrer 12p 1980
18: Abandon Earth D Broadbent Montero 1980
19: Sinister City Ray Aspden Olivera Ian Kennedy 1980
20: The Doomsday Machines D Dixon Jaimie Ortiz Ian Kennedy 1980
21: Robot Rebellion Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 1980
Steve Holland lists J. Albert (writer) and Keith Robson (artist) as the creative team on this issue, which is at odds with the credits list published in later issues of Starblazer. If anyone can confirm the art credits, that would be appreicated – JF
22: The Pirate of Vega III G P Rice Juan Sarompas Ian Kennedy 1980
23: Slaveship of Simala D Broadbent Navarro 1980
24: Avenging Angel J Albert Enrique Alcatena 1980
25: Galactic Shootout R Carter Jaimie Ortiz Ian Kennedy 1980
Steve Holland lists Alberto Saichann as the artist on this issue. Can anyone confirm? Thanks – JF
26: Alien Contact R Carter Jaimie Ortiz 1980
27: The Drifters of Darga Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 1980
28: Last Man on Earth Grant Morrison Keith Robson 1980
29: The Moonstealers W Webb Enrique Alcatena
30: The Positronis Cannon C Shelborne Ferrer Ian Kennedy
31: Starstrike Ray Aspden Enrique Alcatena
32: The Machine Master M Chamberlain Enrique Alcatena Mark Farmer
33: The Lost Planet R Tufnell Carrasco Ian Kennedy
34: The Seas of Samor J Radford Jaimie Ortiz
35: Lord of Jarkness R Tufnell Carlos Pino Ian Kennedy
36: Deathship S Neeld Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy
37: The Planet Cracker Alan Rogers Alan Rogers
38: The Seeds of Doom Alan Rogers Alan Rogers
39: The Overlords of Oltair W Corderoy Jaimie Ortiz Ian Kennedy
40: The Planet Tamer G P Rice Jaimie Ortiz Ian Kennedy A Planet Tamer story
41: Assault on Planet Destra Ray Aspden Ferrer
42: The Immortals M Stall Alberto Saichann Ian Kennedy Argentinian Alberto Saichann has more recently worked for Marvel on books such as Punisher: Return to the Big Nothing and Punisher War Zone; and Looney Toons for DC Comics (see credit list). His own creation, The Rio Kid – a gangster story set in Rio de Janeiro, and full of nasty, brutal violence – was published in English in 1991 by Eternity Comics. He also provides illustrations for the New York tango magazine co-edited by hist daughter, ReporTango
43: Nowhere World Alan Rogers Alan Rogers
44: The Caverns of Oblivion Ray Aspden Montero Ian Kennedy 14p 1981
45: Operation Overkill Grant Morrison Enrique Alcatena 1981 A Mikal R Kayn story
46: Blindworld J Radford Jaimie Ortiz
47: Andromeda Incident C Shelborne Enrique Alcatena Mike Cox
48: King Robot M Gorton Ferrer
49: Rigel Express W Reed Enrique Alcatena A Suicide Squad story
50: Moonsplitter Ray Aspden Saichann A Hadron Halley story
51: The Prisoners of Zorr P Dunn Juan Sarompas Ian Kennedy 14p
52: The Mask of Fear M Stall Montero 14p A Matt Tallis story
53: Samurai Warrior Mike Knowles Alberto Saichann Ian Kennedy 14p
54: The Torturer of Triton II Ray Aspden Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 14p A Hadron Halley story
55: Target Earth T Stent Carlos Pino 14p
56: Sleeping Legion S Neeld Enrique Alcatena 14p
57: Galactic Lawman G P Rice Jaimie Ortiz A Planet Tamer story
58: Pyramid Power! M Chappell Urbez Ian Kennedy
59: Starseeker Squad W Reed Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 16p
60: The Megakillers Alan Rogers Carlos Pino 16p
61: Escape from Devil’s Moon Dave H Taylor Jaimie Ortiz 16p
62: Terror Tomb Ray Aspden Enrique Alcatena 16p A Hadron Halley story
63: Lords of the Wilderness C Shelbourn Martinez Ian Kennedy 16p
64: The Exterminator Mike Chinn Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 16p 1982
65: Neverworld G P Rice Jaimie Ortiz 16p 1982
66: The Pirates of Ka-Lor J Speer Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 16p 1982
67: Time Tunnel D Broadbent Saichann 1982
68: Cosmic Killer M Gorton Juan Sarompas 1982
69: Nightmare Planet Alan Rogers Jaimie Ortiz 1982
70: Spacetrooper Attack Alan Rogers Keith Robson 1982

Keith Robson is probably better known for his contributions to the Beano and Dandy titles over the past 30 years; he’s drawn many weekly characters for the above titles and many others, as well as drawing art for school textbooks. He’s also worked as an illustrator and model-maker in pre-school and educational TV, including the legendary BBC show Jackanory.

71: Jaws of Death D Broadbent Mick McMahon 1982
72: Massacre on Thule W Reed Benet Ian Kennedy 1982
73: Fear on the Spaceways G P Rice Jaimie Ortiz 1982
74: Killer Clones Alan Rogers Alan Rogers 1982
75: Doomrock W Reed Enrique Alcatena Ian Kennedy 1982 A Suicide Squad story
This article is © 2006 Jeremy Briggs and must not be reprinted without his express permission. Starblazer is © DC Thomson. The images featured in this article are done so for review purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended.



This page is part of our Starblazer section on downthetubes. 

• Click Here for Jeremy Briggs article on Starblazer: Blazing Through the Secrecy

• Click Here for From the Command Deck: Starblazer editor Bill McLoughlin’s history of the title

• Click Here for Starblazer Ray Aspden’s feature on writing for the title

• Click Here for Starblazer Recalled: Forgotten Fantasy Fiction – With Pictures by series writer Mike Chinn

• Click Here for a complete Starblazer Cover Gallery (off site)

Starblazer Checklist

Issues 1 – 75 | Issues 76 – 150 | Issues 151 – 200 | Issues 201 – 250 | Issues 251 – 281 | Starblazer Abroad

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