Star*Reach

    (Star*Reach, 1974-1979)
™ and ©1974 Star*Reach and the respective creators

From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide:

Groundbreaking anthology title that attempted to create a middle ground between the extreme excesses of the underground and the super-hero-obsessed dullness of Marvel and DC in the mid-1970s. The title featured many of the brightest stars of that period. Some of them went on to greater things, although most have retained a cultish approach in their work that continues to set them apart from the mainstream. Having said that, the title itself has dated badly, with only a few stories showing long-term quality. Others are interesting, especially early work by people such as Dave Sim and Steve Leialoha. Star*Reach was also noticeable for the predominance of writer/artists who proved to have lasting appeal.

Of particular note: Howard Chaykin’s grown-up space opera, Cody Starbuck, in #4; “I’m God,” by Dave Sim and Fabio Gasbarri in issue #7; P.Craig Russell’s early attempt at opera adaptation with Parsifal (#8 and 10); “The Sacred And The Profane,” by Dean Motter and Ken Steacy (#9–13); Gene Day’s “Divine Wind” in #9; Gray Morrow producing an impeccably drawn but rather sixties-looking interpretation of Roger Zelazny’s science-fiction story “The Doors Of His Face,” retitled “The Lamps of His Mouth,” and “Replay” by Michael T.Gilbert, both in #12. ~NF

Collections: The Sacred and the Profane (9–13)

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   NotesWriterArtist

#1

  4/1/1974
  $0.75
  $57.00
1 copy available for $35.00
  Jim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Ed Wicks, Howard ChaykinJim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Steve Skeates, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin

#1 - 2nd printing

  9/1/1975
  $1.00
  $25.00
1 copy available for $26.00
Starlin cover moved to front, Chaykin cover moved to back Jim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Ed Wicks, Howard Chaykin, Mike FriedrichJim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin, Neal Adams

#1 - 3rd printing

  9/1/1975
  $1.25
  $1.50
1 copy available for $2.00
$1.25 cover Jim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Ed Wicks, Howard ChaykinJim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin

#1 - 4th printing

  3/1/1978
  $1.50
  $1.50
No copies available
$1.50 cover priceB&WJim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Ed Wicks, Howard ChaykinJim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Steve Skeates, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin

#2

  1/1/1975
  $1.00
  $13.00
3 copies available from $9.00
 B&WMike Friedrich, Mal Warwick, Steve Skeates, Jim Starlin, John Workman Jr., Mike VosburgDick Giordano, Lee Marrs, Steve Skeates, Jim Starlin, John Workman Jr., Mike Vosburg

#2 - 3rd printing

  12/1/1977
  $1.25
  $1.25
No copies available
$1.25 cover priceB&WMike Friedrich, Mal Warwick, Steve Skeates, Jim Starlin, John Workman Jr., Mike VosburgDick Giordano, Lee Marrs, Steve Skeates, Jim Starlin, John Workman Jr., Mike Vosburg

#3

  9/1/1975
  $1.00
  $19.00
4 copies available from $12.50
Wraparound coverB&WFrank Brunner, Mark A. Worden, Mal Warwick, Mike Vosburg, Mike FriedrichFrank Brunner, Marc Cohen, Lee Marrs, Bob Smith, Mike Vosburg, Steve Leialoha

#4

  3/1/1976
  $1.00
  $26.00
2 copies available from $19.99
Wraparound coverB&WHoward Chaykin, Mary Skrenes, Steve Leialoha, Bob Smith, Lee Marrs, John Workman Jr.Howard Chaykin, Mike Vosburg, Steve Leialoha, Bob Smith, Lee Marrs, John Workman Jr.

#4 - 2nd printing

  4/1/1978
  $1.50
  $2.25
1 copy available for $9.99
$1.50 cover price, Wraparound coverB&WHoward Chaykin, Mary Skrenes, Steve Leialoha, Bob Smith, Lee Marrs, John Workman Jr.Howard Chaykin, Mike Vosburg, Steve Leialoha, Bob Smith, Lee Marrs, John Workman Jr.

#5

  7/1/1976
  $1.25
  $23.00
2 copies available from $11.99
Wraparound coverB&WLen Wein, Johnny Achziger, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mary SkrenesHoward Chaykin, Joe Staton, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mike Vosburg

#5 - 2nd printing

  4/1/1977
  $1.25
  $1.50
No copies available
$1.25 cover price Len Wein, Johnny Achziger, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mary SkrenesHoward Chaykin, Joe Staton, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mike Vosburg

#5 - 3rd printing

  6/1/1978
  $1.50
  $1.00
No copies available
$1.50 cover priceB&WLen Wein, Johnny Achziger, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mary SkrenesHoward Chaykin, Joe Staton, Frank Brunner, John Workman Jr., Lee Marrs, Mike Vosburg

#6

  10/1/1976
  $1.25
  $16.00
6 copies available from $7.40
  Eric Kimball, Gary Petras, Ray Bradbury, Johnny Achziger, Gary LydaBob Gould, Gene Day, Alex Niño, Joe Staton, Gary Lyda

#6 - 2nd printing

  4/1/1977
  $1.25
  $1.25
No copies available
  Eric Kimball, Gary Petras, Ray Bradbury, Johnny Achziger, Gary LydaBob Gould, Gene Day, Alex Niño, Joe Staton, Gary Lyda

#6 - 3rd printing

  3/1/1978
  $1.50
  $1.50
No copies available
$1.50 cover price3rd printEric Kimball, Ray BradburyBob Gould, Alex Niño

#7

  1/1/1977
  $1.25
  $20.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Wraparound cover Dave Sim, Satoshi Hirota, Mike Friedrich, Johnny Achziger, Lee Marrs, Jeff Bonivert, Mike Vosburg, Steve EnglehartFabio Gasbarri, Masaichi Mukaide, Joe Staton, Lee Marrs, Jeff Bonivert, Mike Vosburg

#7 - 2nd printing

  12/1/1977
  $1.25
  $1.25
No copies available
Wraparound coverB&WDave Sim, Satoshi Hirota, Mike Friedrich, Johnny Achziger, Lee Marrs, Jeff Bonivert, Mike Vosburg, Steve EnglehartFabio Gasbarri, Masaichi Mukaide, Joe Staton, Lee Marrs, Jeff Bonivert, Mike Vosburg

#8

  4/1/1977
  $1.25
  $26.00
5 copies available from $12.99
 Adapts Wagner’s ParsifalPatrick C. Mason, Ken Steacy, Mal Warwick, Mike Friedrich, Gene Day, Johnny Achziger, John Workman Jr., Cathy WorkmanP. Craig Russell, Ken Steacy, Gene Day, John Workman Jr.

#8 - 2nd printing

  9/1/1977
  $1.25
  $1.25
No copies available
Silver Age sized coverAdapts Wagner’s ParsifalPatrick C. Mason, Ken Steacy, Mal Warwick, Mike Friedrich, Gene Day, Johnny Achziger, John Workman Jr., Cathy WorkmanP. Craig Russell, Ken Steacy, Gene Day, John Workman Jr.

#9

  6/1/1977
  $1.25
  $10.00
5 copies available from $6.50
  Dean Motter, Yves Barbero, Mickey Schwaberow, Gene Day, Michael T. GilbertKen Steacy, Raye Horne, Mickey Schwaberow, Gene Day, Michael T. Gilbert

#9 - 2nd printing

  12/1/1977
  $1.25
  $18.00
1 copy available for $14.99
  Dean Motter, Yves Barbero, Mickey Schwaberow, Gene Day, Michael T. GilbertKen Steacy, Raye Horne, Mickey Schwaberow, Gene Day, Michael T. Gilbert

#10

  9/1/1977
  $1.25
  $25.00
2 copies available from $8.99
  Mike Friedrich, Dean Motter, Steve Leialoha, Patrick C. Mason, Mike VosburgLee Marrs, Ken Steacy, Steve Leialoha, P. Craig Russell, Mike Vosburg

#11

  12/1/1977
  $1.25
  $24.00
3 copies available from $18.00
 Adult; B&WDean Motter, Lee Marrs, Gene Day, Gray LydaKen Steacy, Lee Marrs, Gene Day, Gray Lyda

#12

  3/1/1978
  $1.50
  $16.00
4 copies available from $13.00
Brunner Wraparound CoverAdult; B&WByron Preiss, Roger Zelazny, Michael T. Gilbert, Mike Nasser, Ken SteacyByron Preiss, Michael T. Gilbert, Mike Nasser, Ken Steacy

#13

  8/1/1978
  $1.50
  $17.00
3 copies available from $9.99
  Dean Motter, Steve Leialoha, Gray LydaKen Steacy, Steve Leialoha, Gray Lyda

#14

  10/1/1978
  $1.50
  $15.00
3 copies available from $7.99
  Lee Marrs, Dean Motter, Ken Steacy, Gray LydaLee Marrs, Dean Motter, Ken Steacy, Gray Lyda

#15

  12/1/1978
  $1.75
  $21.00
2 copies available from $8.99
  Takahiro Isuta, Satoshi Hirota, Lee Marrs, Gene Day, Steve Leialoha, Gray LydaMasaichi Mukaide, Gene Day, Steve Leialoha, Gray Lyda

#16

  4/1/1979
  $1.25
  $14.00
1 copy available for $19.99
  Lee Marrs, Ken Steacy, Jeffrey MorganLee Marrs, Don Marshall

#17

  7/1/1979
  $1.25
  $1.50
No copies available
  Jeffrey Bonivert, Stephen Konz, George SzostekJeffrey Bonivert, Stephen Konz, George Szostek

#18

  10/1/1979
  $1.25
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Wraparound coverB&WLee Marrs, Masaichi MukaideLee Marrs, Masaichi Mukaide

Book #1

 
  $6.95
  $7.00
1 copy available for $32.99
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