Publication Dates: 13th May 1978 – October 7th 1978
Number of Issues Published: 22 (#13th May 1978 – #October 7th 1978)
Color: Color Cover; Mostly Black & White Interior
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database
Starlord was planned as a fortnightly title for older readers, with longer stories and higher production values than 2000 AD and the rest of the IPC boys’ comics stable, but this proved too ambitious. Episodes were shortened, the number of colour pages was reduced, although the better quality paper and printing were retained, and Starlord was published weekly at a higher cover price than 2000 AD.
– Strontium Dog, a series about a mutant bounty hunter created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra.
– Ro-Busters, a robot disaster squad created by writer Pat Mills and artist Kevin O’Neill, although it was more usually drawn by Carlos Pino or Dave Gibbons.
– Mind Wars, a series about two psychic teenagers in the middle of a galactic war, written by Alan Hebden and drawn by Jesus Redondo (concluded in #22, but briefly returned for a sequel in the 1981 Starlord Annual)
– Timequake, featuring a tramp steamer skipper reluctantly recruited into Time Control, an agency which fought to prevent anyone tampering with time.
– Planet of the Damned, a passenger jet vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle and the passengers find themselves on a hostile alien world. Written by Pat Mills (as RE Wright).
– Holocaust, Carl Hunter, a private detective, discovers a government cover-up of an alien invasion. Written by Alan Hebden.
As well as 22 regular issues there were also three Annuals dated 1980–1982 (though each published at the end of the previous year) and one Summer Special.
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Starlord Summer Special 1978
Starlord Annual 1980
Starlord Annual 1981
Starlord Annual 1982
Starlord Guide To The Galaxy