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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sons of the Stars

A while back I ran a series of strips that were reprinted here in the UK from European comics (Hunters Without Guns, for example). We managed to identify them between us and I'm hopeful that we can be as successful this time.

Here are some examples of a series of science fiction strips that were reprinted in 1965-66, beginning with a brief, three-week run of something called "Son of the Stars". At two pages a week, that amounts to only 6 pages total. A couple only ran for a couple weeks (4 pages total) and one an unprecedented five weeks (10 pages).

All the strips have similar layouts and a similar look, which makes me believe they are all from the same source. The mystery is... where and when did they originally appear and who was the artist. If you can help, drop me a line or leave a comment.

2 comments:

Jesús Duce said...

The author is Spanish and is called Boixcar.
These plates belong to the qualified series Future World.
Boixcar is very famous in Spain for his series Warlike Exploits.

A greeting

Steve said...

Thanks, Jesús. I've managed to take a look at some early issues from the mid-1950s that are online and have yet to find the actual issues reprinted. Mind you, I see that the series ran to 102 issues in all and it may be the later issues that were reprinted in the UK (issue 99, for instance, is entitled Los Pirates del Espacio, and one of the reprint titles was "Space Pirates". I shall have to dig around and see what else I can find.