Early Salmagundi series:
debut: September 2006
|No. of issues||Salmagundi early editions — 7
Galaxion (series) — 11
Galaxion (Specials) — 2
Galaxion (Graphic Novel collection) — 3
|Main character(s)||Darvin Deloren, Anna Ito, Patty Kusene, Vessa Khavis, Fusella Mierter, Brig. General Scavina Nelson, Aria Schafer, and Zandarin Wilder|
Tara Tallan, Wendy Linkous, andDavid Tallan (assistant)
|Written by||Tara Tallan|
The story follows the crew of an interstellar ship, the Galaxion, as they test a new experimental hyperdrive engine. The story's narrative presents the Galaxion's geologist Aria Schafer's point of view.
There have been three versions of the Galaxion story.
In the late 1990s the story was relaunched in a self-published full-sized comic. There were also two "special issues": a shorter 99 cent special and a "flip book" with Amy Unbounded by Rachel Hartman. The first six issues were collected in a graphic novel, Galaxion: The Graphic Novel Volume One. This second version of Galaxion made it to eleven full issues but ceased publication in 1999 as the demands of parenthood pulled Tara away from the drawing table.
Note: This describes roles of the characters in the webcomic version of Galaxion. The roles have been different in earlier versions. For example, the print comic shows Scavina in command of the Galaxion from the beginning and Zandarin leading the Survey Contact Team.
- Darvin Deloren - civilian employee of Interplanetary Patrol; right-hand man of General Nelson, an old friend of Zandarin and Fusella.
- Anna Ito - Chief Engineer.
- Vessa Khavis - leader of the Survey Contact Team.
- Fusella Mierter - captain of the Galaxion.
- Brig. General Scavina Nelson - leading the Nelson Project, Interplanetary Patrol's hyperspace jump travel experiment.
- Aria Schafer - Galaxion's Survey Contact Team.
- Zandarin Wilder - civilian employee of Interplanetary Patrol.
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