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Falsely accused of piracy and murder, Robin, Malo, and their leader Tara fight injustice everywhere they find it throughout the solar system while staying one step ahead of corrupt officials of oppressive governments.

Tara: Marauder of the Spacelanes, created by Gene Fawcette, is retro sci-fi comics at their finest, augmented by roleplaying game material--a complete battle scenario for ROLF!: The Rollplaying Game; and statistics for Atom Swords in the OGL d20 and OpenD6 game systems. The collection also features a fiction vignette detailing the never-before-revealed circumstances under which Tara and her crew became outlaws.


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Chet C March 15, 2015 8:46 am UTC
Sadly, this does not include Tara's first appearance in Wonder Comics #15 (which reveals and details the never-before-revealed circumstances under which Tara and her crew became outlaws) but otherwise a fine entry in the series. Good b&w reproduction of some hard-to-reproduce art, especially that splash page from Wonder #16.
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Karl Steven M March 15, 2015 5:39 pm UTC
There was an origin story? L.L. Hundal (who put this book together) says there wasn't. Her claim is backed up by the a couple websites that state that the Tara story in issues #15 and #16 were the same one. As far as I know, that is the story that starts this book. (I confess that the fiction piece and the ROLF! battle scenario were based on the comics that are included in the book were based on the Tara stories that Hundal sent along, so for all I know, the "never revealed origin" is actually the "new origin." Hundal is usually pretty reliable when it comes to details like "no origin story exists," but I suppose it's possible we made a mistake in this case.)

Thanks for commenting, though. It's nice to know someone is out there. :)
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Chet C March 15, 2015 6:34 pm UTC
You'd have to go back pretty far in my dusty old memory, but I remember glancing through Wonder #15 at one of Ed Murray's backyard swap meets of the mid-to-early 1970s. Didn't buy it (for $1) because there were issues of Marvel Family available for $1 each.

If it weren't for that striking and classic cover (missing only a buzzsaw to make a perfect sf version of a Pearl White serial!) I'd probably not remember it at all. Sadly, the cover wasn't Tara (it was a Wonderman cover) but could have passed for Tara. I recall the Tara story being further in, and the splash page showing her facing the reader in a dynamic full-body pose. I think GCBD shows #15's Tara story being a different length than #16's.

Part of the problem is that, early on, an issue of Wonder 16 was identified as #15, and that was the scanned version going around for so long. There's a short, but interesting discussion on the CB+ forum which shows how, even today, there remain mysteries of Golden Age titles that may never...See more
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Christopher V December 17, 2016 7:00 am UTC
The pages of Wonder Comics 15 can be seen on this site:

It looks like the whole Wonder Comics series is available there, as well, in color.
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Karl Steven M December 18, 2016 7:17 am UTC
I'll have to let Hundal know she was wrong. Thanks for the head's up.

(BTW... I still think I like my backstory better. :) )
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