The Starblazer Special Edition published in 2019, became newly available as a Kindle download on Amazon from 28th December 2022. It reprinted two classics from the early 1980s, to test the waters for interest in a Starblazer title re-start alongside the long-running Commando title. You’ll recall that Starblazer was the 1980s science-fiction sister title of the successful and enjoyable British Commando war-stories comic.
The Special Edition also had a history of the Starblazer series, which like Commando published self-contained 68-page comics in a digest format. Kind of like the French BDs in page-count, which is unusual for the British market, but in a pocket-size format and with ‘pocket-money priced’ pulpy paper and printing.
If collectors want paper then the title is also on Amazon UK in print as “Starblazer: Space Fiction Adventures in Pictures”. The return of a regular Starblazer, alongside Commando, is something all SF pulp readers should be supporting.
Commando also had the occasional soldiers + sci-fi story. Or I should say has, as the title is still going strong today with four issues a month. The new Commando Presents: The Sci-Fi Files Volume 1 collects four of the best and gives you a quality sampler of those. Also released 28th December 2022, as a Kindle ebook.
Also in comics, the new Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath comic-book series has a conclusion date. Four are now available, and three are still to come in early 2023. The seventh and final comic installment will be released 29th March 2023. Presumably to be followed by collected completed-story as a trade paperback, though there’s no sign of that yet in the listings. It seems we should be getting the tale in around 220 pages in total.