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Starlord #3

Starlord #3 ©Rebellion A/S
Series: Ro-busters/Planet of The Damned

Publisher: IPC

Published: May 27 1978 (first edition)

ISBN/print: weekly magazine

Size/binding: A4 newspaper

Cover: Kevin O'Neill

Title: The Preying Mantis part 2/Planet of The Damned part 3

Artist: Dave Gibbons/Alfonso Azpiri



Instead of saving first the Senator, our two robots decide to rescue kids stuck in a school bus. Surrounded by both hungry alligators and loony humans ('humes' as they call them), they have troubled to convince robot bus driver Marvin to start the bus (6 pages).


The original purpose of that three part story is probably to emphasize the 'Thunderbirds' style of the series with its detailed presentation of the Preying Mantis, the Ro-busters multi purpose aircraft. But soon one's could clearly see where Pat Mills wanted to go (see also his foreword for the 2008 reprint), developing the comedy potential of his main duo, Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein.

Other publishing form:

complete ro-busters 2008
complete nuts and bolts 1 2015

Newsstand Reprints:

2000 ad sci-fi special 1985

Planet of The Damned


 (6 pages).


The story was credited to R.E. Wright in Starlord. From this part 2 and onward, the story was completed by Alan Hebden.

Other publishing form:

planet of the damned 2016


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