Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Heritage Comics and Starblazer Presents… Starblazer Special Edition

Heritage Comics and Starblazer Presents… Starblazer Special Edition. Released as a Graphic Novel in 2019, and in print for the first time since the 1990s, this special edition is available digitally on Kindle and comiXology from the 28th of December.

Originally published between 1979 and 1991 by DC Thomson, Starblazer was a pocketbook-sized, Science Fiction comic, presenting action and adventure stories set throughout space and time, overflowing with alien alliances, weird and wonderful worlds, and tantalising technology. This special edition presents issues #45 ‘Operation Overkill’ from 1981 and #71 ‘Jaws of Death’ from 1982, two classic adventures crafted by some comic book legends-in-waiting, in an easy-to-read format, perfect for all digital reading devices.

‘Operation Overkill’ provides a glimpse into some of British comic legend Grant Morrison’s earliest work, while Argentinian illustrator Enrique Alcatena’s artwork brings such imaginations to life in exquisite detail. Likewise, ‘Jaws of Death’ by D Broadbent showcases Mick McMahon’s instantly recognisable, clean, confident draughtsmanship. Together, they present some of the best of British Science Fiction, appealing to a contemporary audience as well as fans of the original pocket-size publication.

Supplemented by the original, full-colour cover art by Keith Robson for both issues, a fresh new cover by Neil Roberts — featuring Grant Morrison's intergalactic investigator Mikal R Kayn — brings these classic stories into a contemporary, yet familiar field.

Bonus content comes in the form of a brief history of the well-loved cult comic with an Ian Kennedy Easter Egg in the mix, an exclusive interview with artist Neil Roberts, and insights from a conversation with Grant Morrison by Professor Christopher Murray. A must-have for Science Fiction and British comic fans alike.

#15 ‘Operation Overkill’ originally printed in 1981
Story | Grant Morrison | Art | Enrique Alcatena | Cover | Keith Robson

#71 ‘Jaws of Death’ originally printed in 1982
Story | D Broadbent | Art | Mick McMahon | Cover | Keith Robson

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