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Star Brand (1986) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Star Brand (1986) 1

    "The Star Brand!" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by John Romita, Jr. And Al Williamson. It's a world not unlike our own. Words like paranormal or super-hero are euphemisms only used in comic books and movies. That is until the White Event! In one blinding moment the landscape of the universe changed. Welcome to the New Universe. Life for Kenneth Connell, an extreme sports enthusiast, changed the night he met...The Old Man. After a brief encounter and black-out, Ken awakens with a strange "Brand" on his hand. It's a Brand that will forever change his life. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: This series can best be summed up by the presage that serves as both prologue and epilogue for the series - "There is a weapon in the universe more powerful than all others. No more coveted, feared, loved, or hated thing exists. Only a fool or madman - or the right man - would dare possess the Star Brand!" - Odinson, Lonestar Comics Archivist Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #2
    Star Brand (1986) 2

    "Taking Charge!" Guest-starring Spitfire and the Troubleshooters. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by John Romita, Jr. And Al Williamson. Ken Connell begins to test the limits of his new found abilities and soon begins to wonder if the Star Brand has any limits. When terrorists threaten to detonate a nuclear device, killing their 1200 hostages, Connell decides it's time to do something with his amazing new abilities. Plus, Ken crosses paths with an eclectic group of adventurers, the armored Spitfire and the Troubleshooters. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Star Brand (1986) 3

    "Close Encounter!" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Alex Saviuk and Vince Colletta. Ken may not be the first man to ever set foot on the moon, but he's probably the first to fly there under his own power and without a spacesuit. When Connell comes back down to Earth he finds himself in Afghanistan and in the middle of a war between the Afghans and the Russians. If he chooses a side he may cause an international incident or worse, World War III! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
    Star Brand (1986) 4

    "The Fight!" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by John Romita, Jr. And Al Williamson. It's Ken's first interaction with other paranormals, but they are not the friendly kind. When he barely survives the encounter he discovers that the strength of the Star Brand's power depends on his own confidence and will power. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
    Star Brand (1986) 5

    "Crossing the Line!" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by John Romita, Jr. and Al Williamson. Turmoil in his personal life causes Ken to take a more active role in the world using his Star Brand abilities. First up, putting a scare in Khaddafi. NOTE: At the time of the of this series relations between the US and Lybia were strained, to say the least. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
    Star Brand (1986) 6

    "Dead Quick!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by John Romita, Jr., Rick Bryant, Al MIlgrom, And Al Williamson. The Old Man has returned and wants the Star Brand back. But the Old Man is dead, isn't he? Ken does not have long to contemplate this. For if the most powerful weapon in the universe is not returned to the Old Man he will murder someone close to Ken. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Star Brand (1986) 7

    "The Reckoning!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Jim Shooter and Roy Thomas. Art by John Romita, Jr. and Art Nichols. In the aftermath of Ken's battle with the Old Man, he finds himself lost in space. Now he must not panic and keep his wits about him, or the power of the Star Brand will fail and he will perish in the cold void of space. But that can't happen for he has a date with destiny. One final battle with the Old Man. It's a fight to the death and the future of the universe may just depend on its outcome. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8
    Star Brand (1986) 8

    "The Brand of a Hero!" Story by Cary Bates. Art by Arvell Jones and Danny Bulanadi. Ever wonder what real world issues you'd tackle if you had the power of a super-hero? Kenneth Connell and the power of the Star Brand tackle an environmental issue in this tale of true heroism. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Star Brand (1986) 9

    "Where walks the True Believer!" Guest-starring Nightmask. Story by Cary Bates. Art by Keith Giffen and Bob Wiacek. It's Star Brand vs....Star Brand? Don't worry, it'll all make since by the end. In this soul searching adventure, Ken gets some much need help from the master of the Dreamscape - Nightmask. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    Star Brand (1986) 10
    Published Nov 1987 by Marvel.

    "Enemies!" Story by George Caragonne. Art by Mark Bagley and Pablo Marcus. The mysterious White Event left many humans all across the world forever changed and gave a few of them amazing abilities. In this issue, Ken meets another paranormal. He's a red-blooded, all-American. He's super-strong, nigh invulnerable, and he's going to march straight into Russia and bring the Commies to their knees. If Ken does not stop this misguided powerhouse his action may start World War III and cause the deaths of untold millions. Question is does even the Star Brand have the power to stop this paranormal? NOTE: This is one of my favorite issues in the series. It beautifully illustrates what kind of chaos a misguided person with great power can cause. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    Star Brand (1986) 11
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    "Celebrity!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Tom Palmer. Ken Connell's been toying with the notion now for 10 issues. The Star Brand has granted him abilities far beyond those of ordinary people. Now it's time to go public. Ken becomes a bonafide super-hero. He gets a costume and everything. Even Marvel Comics wants to license his likeness. Just look how happy he is on the cover. Don't worry, the good times won't last for long. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
    Star Brand (1986) 12

    The Pitt Begins. "Farewell, Pittsburgh!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Tom Palmer. The beginning of the end. The mystery surrounding the White Event is finally revealed. What does the Star Brand have to do with it, and what unbelievable mistake does Kenneth Connell make that causes the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people? Story continues in Pitt (1987 Marvel). NOTE: Though this story begins on an up beat note (a portion takes place at a comic convention) it soon takes a dark turn for the worse. This is without a doubt the single most important issue of all the New Universe titles. It sets the stage for the rest of the series. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #13
    Star Brand (1986) 13

    The Pitt tie-in. "Ghosts!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne, Danny Bulanadi, Joe Rubinstein, and Tom Palmer. Story continued from Pitt (1987 Marvel). The city of Pittsburgh has been completely destroyed and Kenneth Connell is nowhere to be found. Debbie gives birth to their child, but sadly does not survive the delivery. This child is a product of the Star Brand and possesses powers and awareness far beyond those of ordinary men. But, is this child a force of benevolence, or will it be the worse evil the world has ever seen. Includes a 2-page pin-up of DP7 and a Marvel Universe Handbook-style entry for the Star Brand. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #14
    Star Brand (1986) 14

    The Pitt tie-in. "Sins of the Father...!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne, Chris Ivy, Tom Morgan, and Tom Palmer. The Child of the Star Brand confronts daddy. In the aftermath of the destruction of Pittsburgh and the snuffing out of thousands of souls - Kenneth Connell titters on the edge of sanity. Meanwhile, a startling change comes over Roger, and a new horror spawns at ground zero. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #15
    Star Brand (1986) 15

    The Pitt tie-in. "Let there be Life...!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne, Chris Ivy and Tom Morgan. The Pitt Plague begins to grow uncontrollably and, like the legendary Blob, threatens to spread unfettered across the countryside and engulf everything in its path. The only thing standing in its way is the Star Brand Child. Plus, scientists test the limits of Roger's new, perfect physique. Includes the back-up tale "Giants in the Earth!" Story by Eric Siry. Art by Rod Ramos and Donald Hudson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #16
    Star Brand (1986) 16
    Published Nov 1988 by Marvel.

    "Death, Where is thy Sting?" Story and art by John Byrne. Roger dreams of being the world's greatest hero, but even in his dreams he may fall short. Meanwhile, the Star Brand Child, now significantly grown, bestows his great power to Jacob Burnley, a middle aged average Joe. Includes the 6-page back-up tale "Madman!" Starring Nightmask. Story by Gregory Wright. Art by Kieron Dwyer and Jackson Guice. The master of the Dreamscape must face his greatest adversary in the land of imagination. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #17
    Star Brand (1986) 17

    The Pitt tie-in. "The Big Fix!" Guest-starring the Witness (1st seen in Pitt (1987 Marvel) #1). Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Tom Morgan. Average Joe Jacob Burnley has been given the greatest power in the universe to do with as he sees fit. First task at hand...fix the greatest disaster to ever be visited upon US soil (in the New Universe that is). It's a return to the Pitt! Includes the 6-page back-up tale "Teddy Bare!" Starring Nightmask. Story by Fabian Nicieza. Art by Ron Lim and Mark McKenna. The master of the Dreamscape must confront and defeat his inner demons or forever be consumed by evil. Cover price $1.50.