Star Comics

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Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 one of the first titles published by the imprint.

Star Comics was an imprint of Marvel Comics that began in 1984 and continued to publish comic books until early 1988. Titles published by the imprint were aimed at child readers and were often adaptations of children's television series, animated series or toys. Several of the original titles consciously emulated the house writing and visual style of then recently defunct Harvey Comics titles such as Richie Rich.

History[edit]

Before the existence of the Star imprint, Marvel had previously released several miniseries based on licensed toy and cartoon properties, such as the Smurfs and the Starriors. Existing ongoing series, based on other licensed toy lines, such as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Transformers, remained under the Marvel banner. Marvel eventually dissolved the Star imprint but absorbed several Star titles under the main Marvel banner such as Care Bears and continued to license new properties, such as The Pirates of Dark Water.

In the early 1990s, Fabian Nicieza briefly served as the line's editor.

Updated versions of Wally the Wizard, Planet Terry, Top Dog and Royal Roy are featured in the X-Babies miniseries published in late 2009.

Titles[edit]

Additionally, three Star Comics series were planned yet never published:

  • "Commander USA"
  • Christy
  • Little Wizards
  • Young Astronauts

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