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Space 1999 03-00Damn it, these issues are hard to find in print! John Byrne worked on four issues of Charlton’s short-lived science fiction series, Space 1999. You don’t find too many of them in the back issue bins, though.

Archaia Press recently published new Space 1999 material by Gary Morrow, who also turned in some great black and white artwork for the original 1970s Space 1999 Magazine. John Byrne’s issues, however, remain something of a rarity.

We suspect once you see the pages, you understand why. Nicola Cuti’s story telling got us way more involved in the space drama than we expected. Byrne’s art rocks at the level of his classic X-men and Alpha Flight stories that garnered him far more fame not long after this brief stint. Our sole complaint: this outer space adventure tale did NOT run for 50 or 60 issues! What a great team Cuti and Byrne make here. Enjoy!

Collector’s Guide:
– From Space 1999 #3-6; Charlton, 1975.
John Byrne art, Nicola Cuti story.

John Byrne fans may also want to collect Space 1999 Magazine #4 produced by Charlton at the same time. Byrne worked on the fourth issue only.