starstream: adventures in science fiction circa 1976

Colorist Tom Ziuko has an interesting post on “strange duck” sci fi (only 4 issues) comic, Starstream, which published John W. Campbell’s famous short story, “Who Goes There?” (later known as “The Thing.”)

Excerpt: Starstream was a strange duck as it was a thick, square-bound anthology with cardstock covers. It sold for seventy-nine cents and could be found in most department stores racked with coloring books back in the toy department. (At least that’s where you found ’em in Young Groove’s neck of the woods.) It didn’t have the “zing” of Marvel’s previous offerings (you knew it was the same guys who did mags like Twilight Zone, Boris Karloff, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not behind it), but boy, editor Roger Elwood had good taste in material. The first issue alone featured strips adapting Joan Hunter Holly, Raymond Banks, Howard Goldsmith, and the great John W. Campbell–the focus of today’s post. Read more HERE.


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