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The first of the team to leave was Richard Burton. He'd had an offer to join publishing giant IPC to work on one of their hugely successful boys' adventure comics.
Then, after a clash with Marvel UK management, Dez parted company with Marvel and went on to set up Quality Communications, which published the ground-breaking Warrior, in the early 1980s, and made a star of Alan Moore.
Richard had been replaced as Editor of the weekly line by respected comic strip artist Paul Neary. By default, I inherited the monthly magazines. The first issue of Starburst edited by me was number 20, devoted to the role of the heroine in science fiction movies through the decades. A sort of Loaded of the SF world. So popular was this simple idea that it became an annual event and has been much imitated over the intervening twenty years.