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Saturday, 16 September 2017
REVISED REPOST: STARBLAZER COVER GALLERY OMNIBUS...
Elsewhere on this blog I related the tale of how, several years or so ago, a pal of mine turned up at my door one evening with a bag of comics that I'd given him 30-odd years before. "I thought you might like these back!" he said. Among other gems (some of which I previously told you about), the bag of goodies contained - wait for it - the first 10 issues of D.C. THOMSON's STARBLAZER pocket-sized science-fiction comic-mag. I originally parted with them because I missed subsequent numbers for some reason (probably just didn't see them in the shops), so saw no point in hanging on to the ones I had. Recently though, I decided to track down #s 11 & 12 and round off my returned collection to the first year's worth.
Starblazer survived for 281 issues before succumbing to the 'Death Star' of cancellation due to declining sales. Launched in April 1979, it finally crash-landed in January 1991, but is fondly remembered by those readers who supported the title during its respectable almost twelve year orbit. Previously I posted the first 10 covers in two parts, but with my acquisition of the next two, I herewith present all 12 of them for your perusal and pleasure. Am I thoughtful or what? I've tarted up the first 10 covers a little, as my current scanner used for the last two is superior to the original one I had. When I get the time (if I ever do), I'll rescan and replace them with better images. Now - enjoy!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, September 16, 2017