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HOWARD CHAYKIN CODY STARBUCK PORTFOLIO

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HOWARD CHAYKIN CODY STARBUCK PORTFOLIO

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Warehouse find, 1980. Recommended. By Howard Chaykin. Swashbucking science fiction hero Cody Starbuck was created by comic book artist Howard Chaykin and debuted in the first issue of Star Reach magazine in 1974.
Starbuck, an amoral Errol Flynn analogue starred in Chaykin’s violent and sexually explicit space opera, appearing infrequently in Mike Friedrich’s black and white anthology comic until the character moved to Heavy Metal magazine in 1981. There the character appeared in five issues before disappearing completely. However, the theme of a morally ambivalent and sexually adventurous hero was one that Chaykin would revisit again, most notably in his American Flagg series of the mid-Eighties.
But before Starbuck moved to the science fiction and fantasy digest the character appeared in this portfolio collection released in 1980. Very Fine. Envelope slightly smudged and sun damaged.

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Swashbucking science fiction hero Cody Starbuck was created by comic book artist Howard Chaykin and debuted in the first issue of Star Reach magazine in 1974.
This was a violent and sexually explicit space opera, in keeping with the liberties of the new creator-owned, independent comics movement. Cody moved to Heavy Metal magazine in 1981. There the character appeared in five issues before disappearing completely. The theme of a morally ambivalent and sexually adventurous hero was one that Chaykin would revisit again, most notably in his American Flagg series of the mid-Eighties.

The paintings reflect Chaykin’s love of pulp fiction book covers, and his strong sense of composition and design is evident in each print. The Cody Starbuck Portfolio contains four full-color plates in a black and white envelope. Each was printed on heavy index stock and measures 11 x 14 inches.

Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare item. Fine plus. Envelope slightly smudged and sun damaged.

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Item Code CODYS
Publisher SQP
Publish Date 1980
Print Status Out of Print
Condition Very Fine. Envelope slightly smudged and sun damaged.
Dimensions 11x14
# Pages 4pg
Color Full Color
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