Starlord issue one came with a free Starlord Trooper badge - there were six to collect and one was given away free with each copy (they were: Pilot, Laser Specialist, Time Warden, Robot Regiment Mek War Controller, Tank Commander and Skateboard Strike Force).
Starlord issue one also featured the very first appearances of Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer (Strontium Dog) and Ro-Busters (Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein). Both stories would carry on in 2000AD from prog 86.
Cover: Character montage (Johnny Alpha, Suzi Cho, Wulf Sternhammer, Bosun Jake Flint) by Ramon Sola
- Planet of the Damned (part 1) (R.E.Wright - Lalia)
- TimeQuake (part 1) (Chris Lowder - Ian Kennedy)
- Strontium Dog - Max Quirxx (part 1) (John Wagner - Carlos Ezquerra)
- Ro-Busters (part 1) (Pat Mills - Carlos Pino)