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
  $113.00
No copies available
 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
  $23.00
3 copies available from $6.38
2nd printing; Starlin cover moved to front, Chaykin cover moved to backJim 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
  $1.25
No copies available
3rd printing; $1.25 coverJim 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
4th printing; $1.50 cover price; B&WJim Starlin, Steve Skeates, Ed Wicks, Howard ChaykinJim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Steve Skeates, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin

#2

  1/1/1975
  $1.00
  $12.50
5 copies available from $3.19
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
3rd printing; $1.25 cover price; 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

#3

  9/1/1975
  $1.00
  $19.00
5 copies available from $5.25
Wraparound cover; B&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
  $25.00
3 copies available from $6.75
Wraparound cover; B&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
  $2.50
2 copies available from $0.84
2nd printing; $1.50 cover price, Wraparound cover; B&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 cover; B&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
2nd printing; $1.25 cover priceLen 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
  $1.50
2 copies available from $1.42
3rd printing; $1.50 cover price; Wraparound cover; B&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
5 copies available from $9.50
 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
3rd print; $1.50 cover priceEric Kimball, Ray BradburyBob Gould, Alex Niño

#7

  1/1/1977
  $1.25
  $20.00
2 copies available from $8.00
Wraparound coverDave 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
1 copy available for $9.99
2nd printing; Wraparound cover; B&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
4 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
1 copy available for $9.99
Silver Age sized cover; 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.

#9

  6/1/1977
  $1.25
  $10.50
7 copies available from $3.59
 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
  $16.00
2 copies available from $0.79
 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
  $27.00
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
  $43.00
3 copies available from $17.99
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 Cover; Adult; 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
  $20.00
2 copies available from $9.99
 Dean Motter, Steve Leialoha, Gray LydaKen Steacy, Steve Leialoha, Gray Lyda

#14

  10/1/1978
  $1.50
  $16.00
4 copies available from $5.00
 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 $13.99
 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 cover; B&WLee Marrs, Masaichi MukaideLee Marrs, Masaichi Mukaide

Book #1

 
  $6.95
  $7.00
1 copy available for $24.99
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