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Starlord #4

Starlord #4 ©Rebellion A/S
Series: Ro-busters/Planet of The Damned

Publisher: IPC

Published: June 3 1978 (first edition)

ISBN/print: weekly magazine

Size/binding: A4 newspaper

Cover: Carlos Ezquerra

Title: The Preying Mantis part 3/Planet of The Damned part 4

Artist: Carlos Pino/Alfonso Azpiri



Now that the children are safe, Ro-jaws and Hammerstein are once again promised to demolition for disobeying their orders. But it appeared that the children are key to find an antidote against the red mist so our two robots are eventually spared (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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