This came up at the end of a recent thread about science fiction movies. It's a completely different subject, so I thought I'd give it its own thread. Confessor mentioned that the song "Wooden Ships" by Crosby, Stills & Nash was based on a science fiction story; I mentioned that the song had been adapted to comics in an issue of Star*Reach. He replied:
Originally Posted by The Confessor
Thanks , Rob. I'd never heard of Star*Reach before. Is it a good series and is it worth picking up issue #3 for the Wooden Ships story?
My response, mostly copied from the other thread:
Never ... heard .... of .... Star*Reach??? *swoons*
The "Wooden Ships" story is really nice, but it's only 5 pages. There are more reasons to pick up #3 - the wraparound Brunner cover (http://www.comics.org/issue/29033/cover/4/ - possibly NSFW) and accompanying sword & sorcery story, the sf story, the erotic/Lovecraft story...
Yes, it's a good series. An anthology, so somewhat uneven, but the high points are very high - Chaykin, Starlin, Brunner, Leialoha, Staton, Workman, Vosburg, Russell, Marrs, Giordano...
The argument has been made, by sometime CBR poster Richard Arndt, that Star*Reach was the most important comic series of the 1970s. His Star*Reach bibliography has all the credits plus his reviews of every issue and an overview of the series' and the company's importance in comics history: