Published in 1976 & written by Byron Preiss, with excellent art by Stephen Fabian; Starfawn tells the origin tale of ‘Starfawn’, also known as a young blonde named ‘Shalla’, who’s been exposed by a strange light that has given her strange powers. That’s not all, both Shalla & the diverse crew of the Starship Destiny have been transported to an undiscovered alien planet. Tension arises as Daystar, Destiny’s pilot & recorder, is running low on battery life for his artificial kidney vest. It’s a race against the clock to find out where the rest of their crew is, how to escape the strange alien planet & find battery life for the artificial kidneys.
As I said before, Starfawn is an adult comic, but not in the way you think. The term ‘Adult’ seems to have become synonymous with pornographic subject matter or explicit content. Truth is, it’s none of those things. The writing may be mature for a kid to understand, but kids are much smarter than you’d think. Starfawn is as adult as an episode of ‘Star Trek’; there is nothing violent or sexual about it, unless you’re easily offended by the silhouette of Starfawn as she turns into a body of light. This is an obscure title that hasn’t been talked about as much, but easy to find on Amazon if you’re in the mood for an imaginative 1970’s digest sized comic book full of intelligent writing & neat artwork.