Monday, August 18, 2014

Questar 4

In the tradition of Larry Ivie's MONSTERS & HEROES came QUESTAR, a magazine that featured articles on sci-fi movies, and some comic-strips.  Apparently it ran for 13 issues before sinking without a trace.  Well, I'm here to unearth a part of this forgotten gem  (Or whatever it is.)

Behind a stunning painted cover is possibly one of the most OBSCURE stories ever done by the ever-delightful and bizarre STEVE DITKO.  "STAR" is another one of his patented clean-cut heroes, fighting irredeemably bad baddies. What sets this one apart from most stories I've seen from him is, he seems to have gone out of his way to concoct an epic in a mere 6 PAGES. The dialogue has been reduced to the most basic shorthand possible, giving it an air of humor that may-- or may not-- have been intentional.  Enjoy!

QUESTAR 4
Cover by PHIL WILSON   (M W Communications  /  August 1979)
"STAR"
story & art by STEVE DITKO  /  Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
(Continued in QUESTAR 4, Part 2)

Cover art Copyright (C) 1979 Phil Wilson
"Star" Copyright (C) 1979 Steve Ditko

Scans from my collection.

For more:
Read the SFE / Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction entry on Questar
Read The Por Por Books Blog page on Questar
Visit the Steve Ditko Fans Facebook group!

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