Starblazer Checklist: Issues 001 – 075

Starblazer Issue 36This 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 – 75Issues 76 – 150Issues 151 – 200Issues 201 – 250Issues 251 – 281Starblazer Abroad

Starblazer Issue 1

Starblazer Issue 1

Starblazer No. 1: The Omega Experiment
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Salvador Faba (there’s an interview with cover artist Salvador Faba here, in Spanish)
Cover Price: 12p
Notes: Starblazer used a lot of first rights only images from S.I by artists such as Faba, Pujolar and Penalva in its early days. Here’s the same cover, as used in Sweden, for Serie Nytt No. 21

Sweden's Serie Nytt No. 21 used the same artwork on its cover as used for Starblazer Issue 1 in the UK

Sweden’s Serie Nytt No. 21 used the same artwork on its cover as used for Starblazer Issue 1 in the UK

Starblazer No. 2: The Domes of DeathStarblazer No. 2: The Domes of Death
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: Adapted from the story of Perseus and the Gorgon’s head, Ray Aspden reveals

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.

Starblazer No. 3: Alien AttackStarblazer No. 3: Alien Attack
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer Issue 4Starblazer No. 4: The Edge of Infinity
Writer: Mel Chappell
Artist: Keith Page
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes: Keith Page has been working in comics since 1976, represented by The Temple Art Agency. His credits are wide ranging, including his own creation, Charlotte Corday, Commando, Thunderbirds, Sonic the Comic, Eagle, M.A.S.K., 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

Starblazer No. 5: The ShipeaterStarblazer No. 5: The Shipeater
Writer: Rob Carter
Artist: Jamie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: 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 (cover dated 6th October 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 Baker” for 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.

Starblazer No. 6: Killer RobotStarblazer No. 6: Killer Robot
Writer: John Speer
Artist: Carrasco
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 7: Holocaust HoganStarblazer No. 7: Holocaust Hogan
Writer: Mike Knowles
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: Mike Knowles has been a writer for over 30 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.

Starblazer No. 8: Planet of FearStarblazer No. 8: Planet of Fear
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 9: Lancer the LawlordStarblazer No. 9: Lancer the Lawlord
Writer: Tony Eccles
Artist: Norman Lee
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 10: Terror SatelliteStarblazer No. 10: Terror Satellite
Writer: David R Motton
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Notes: David Motton also wrote Dan Dare and many 1960s comic strips for titles such as Eagle. Read our interview here on downthetubes

Starblazer No. 11: Purple PlanetStarblazer No. 11: Purple Planet
Writer: J Radford
Artist: Juan Sarompas
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes: Juan 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 (Wayback Archive)

Starblazer No. 12: The Web of ArconStarblazer No. 12: The Web of Arcon
Writer: Mike Knowles
Artist: Carlos Pino
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: Self 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 M.A.S.K. He also worked on Victor and Commando, and creates story-boards for advertising campaigns.

Starblazer No. 13: Hell ShipStarblazer No. 13: Hell Ship
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 14: Battlecruiser RevengeStarblazer No. 14: Battlecruiser Revenge
Writer: R Tufnell
Artist: Carrasco
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 15: Algol the TerribleStarblazer No. 15: Algol the Terrible
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Grant Morrison
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 16: The Secret of SomaStarblazer No. 16: The Secret of Soma
Writer: J Albert
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 17: The Caverns of KoradStarblazer No. 17: The Caverns of Korad
Writer: J Speer
Artist: Ferrer
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 18: Abandon EarthStarblazer No. 18: Abandon Earth
Writer: D Broadbent
Artist: Montero
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 19: Sinister CityStarblazer No. 19: Sinister City
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Olivera
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 20: The Doomsday MachinesStarblazer No. 20: The Doomsday Machines
Writer: D Dixon
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 21: Robot RebellionStarblazer No. 21: Robot Rebellion
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: 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 appreciated.

Starblazer No. 22: The Pirate of Vega IIIStarblazer No. 22: The Pirate of Vega III
Writer: G P Rice
Artist: Juan Sarompas
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 23: Slaveship of SimalaStarblazer No. 23: Slaveship of Simala
Writer: D Broadbent
Artist: Navarro
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 24: Avenging AngelStarblazer No. 24: Avenging Angel
Writer: J Albert
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Starblazer No. 25: Galactic ShootoutStarblazer No. 25: Galactic Shootout
Writer: R Carter
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Notes: Steve Holland lists Alberto Saichann as the artist on this issue. Can anyone confirm?

Starblazer No. 26: Alien ContactStarblazer No. 26: Alien Contact
Writer: R Carter
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Starblazer No. 27: The Drifters of DargaStarblazer No. 27: The Drifters of Darga
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 28: Last Man on EarthStarblazer No. 28: Last Man on Earth
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 29: The MoonstealersStarblazer No. 29: The Moonstealers
Writer: W Webb
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 30: The Positronis CannonStarblazer No. 30: The Positronis Cannon
Writer: C Shelborne
Artist: Ferrer
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 31: StarstrikeStarblazer No. 31: Starstrike
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 32: The Machine MasterStarblazer No. 32: The Machine Master
Writer: M Chamberlain
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Mark Farmer
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 33: The Lost PlanetStarblazer No. 33: The Lost Planet
Writer: R Tufnell
Artist: Carrasco
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 34: The Seas of SamorStarblazer No. 34: The Seas of Samor
Writer: J Radford
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 35: Lord of JarknessStarblazer No. 35: Lord of Jarkness
Writer: R Tufnell
Artist: Carlos Pino
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Starblazer No. 36: DeathshipStarblazer No. 36: Deathship
Writer: S Neeld
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 37: The Planet CrackerStarblazer No. 37: The Planet Cracker
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 38: The Seeds of DoomStarblazer No. 38: The Seeds of Doom
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer No. 39: The Overlords of OltairStarblazer No. 39: The Overlords of Oltair
Writer: W Corderoy
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p
Starblazer No. 40: The Planet TamerStarblazer No. 40: The Planet Tamer
Writer: G P Rice
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Starblazer No. 41: Assault on Planet Destra
Starblazer No. 41: Assault on Planet Destra
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Ferrer
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 12p
Starblazer 42 - The ImmortalsStarblazer No. 42: The Immortals
Writer: M Stall Alberto
Artist: Saichan
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 12p

Notes: 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. 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 provided illustrations for the New York Tango magazine co-edited by hist daughter.

Starblazer 43 - Nowhere WorldStarblazer No. 43: Nowhere World
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 12p
Notes:

Starblazer 44 - The Caverns of OblivionStarblazer No. 44: The Caverns of Oblivion
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Montero
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 14p
Notes:

Starblazer 45 - Operation OverkillStarblazer No. 45: Operation Overkill
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: The first Mikal R Kayn story. Reprinted in the first Starblazer Collection in 2019 – see news story

Starblazer 46 - BlindworldStarblazer No. 46: Blindworld
Writer: J Radford
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 14p

Starblazer 47 - Andromeda IncidentStarblazer No. 47: Andromeda Incident
Writer: C Shelborn
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Mike Cox
Cover Price: 14p

Starblazer 48 - King RobotStarblazer No. 48: King Robot
Writer: M Gorton
Artist: Ferrer
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p

Starblazer 49 - Rigel ExpressStarblazer No. 49: Rigel Express
Writer: W Reed
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: A Suicide Squad story

Starblazer 50 - MoonsplitterStarblazer No. 50: Moonsplitter
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Saichann
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: A Hadron Halley story

Starblazer 51 - The Prisoners of ZorrStarblazer No. 51: The Prisoners of Zorr
Writer: P Dunn
Artist: Juan Sarompas
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 14p
Notes:

Starblazer 52: The Mask of FearStarblazer No. 52: The Mask of Fear
Writer: M Stall
Artist: Montero
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: A Matt Tallis story

Starblazer 53: Samurai WarriorStarblazer No. 53: Samurai Warrior
Writer: Mike Knowles
Artist: Alberto Saichann
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 14p
Starblazer 54: The Torturer of Triton IIStarblazer No. 54: The Torturer of Triton II
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: A Hadron Halley story

Starblazer 55: Target EarthStarblazer No. 55: Target Earth
Writer: T Stent
Artist: Carlos Pino
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 14p
Starblazer 56: Sleeping LegionStarblazer No. 56: Sleeping Legion
Writer: S Neeld
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p

Starblazer 57: Galactic LawmanStarblazer No. 57: Galactic Lawman
Writer: G P Rice
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 14p
Notes: A Planet Tamer story

Starblazer 58: Pyramid Power!Starblazer No. 58: Pyramid Power!
Writer: M Chappell
Artist: Urbez
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 14p

Starblazer 59: Starseeker SquadStarblazer No. 59: Starseeker Squad
Writer: W Reed
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Notes:

Starblazer 60: The MegakillersStarblazer No. 60: The Megakillers
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Carlos Pino
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p
Notes:

Starblazer 61: Escape from Devil's MoonStarblazer No. 61: Escape from Devil’s Moon
Writer: Dave H Taylor
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 16p
Notes:

Starblazer 62: Terror TombStarblazer No. 62: Terror Tomb
Writer: Ray Aspden
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p
Notes: A Hadron Halley story

Starblazer 63: Lords of the WildernessStarblazer No. 63: Lords of the Wilderness
Writer: C Shelbourn
Artist: Martinez
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 64: The ExterminatorStarblazer No. 64: The Exterminator
Writer: Mike Chinn
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 65: NeverworldStarblazer No. 65: Neverworld
Writer: G P Rice
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 66: The Pirates of Ka-LorStarblazer No. 66: The Pirates of Ka-Lor
Writer: J Speer
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 67: Time TunnelStarblazer No. 67: Time Tunnel
Writer: D Broadbent
Artist: Saichann
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 68: Cosmic KillerStarblazer No. 68: Cosmic Killer
Writer: M Gorton Juan
Artist: Sarompas
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p
Starblazer 69: Nightmare PlanetStarblazer No. 69: Nightmare Planet
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p

Starblazer No. 70: Spacetrooper AttackStarblazer No. 70: Spacetrooper Attack
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p

Starblazer 71: Jaws of DeathStarblazer No. 71: Jaws of Death
Writer: D Broadbent
Artist: Mick McMahon
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 16p
Notes: Mick McMahon’s only Starblazer story. Reprinted in the first Starblazer Collection in 2019 – see news story

Starblazer 72 - Massacre on ThuleStarblazer No. 72: Massacre on Thule
Writer: W Reed
Artist: Benet
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Notes:

Starblazer 73 - Fear on the SpacewaysStarblazer No. 73: Fear on the Spaceways
Writer: G P Rice
Artist: Jaimie Ortiz
Cover Artist: Keith Robson
Cover Price: 16p

Starblazer 74: Killer ClonesStarblazer No. 74: Killer Clones
Writer: Alan Rogers
Artist: Alan Rogers
Cover Artist: Information Welcome
Cover Price: 16p

Starblazer 75: DoomrockStarblazer No. 75: Doomrock
Writer: W Reed
Artist: Enrique Alcatena
Cover Artist: Ian Kennedy
Cover Price: 16p
Notes: A Suicide Squad story

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

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

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