Growing up Dreadstar might have been the first non-mainstream comic I bought. It was put out by Marvel (under the Epic banner) so it was available at newsstands & it was about a revolutionary war in outer space so it filled some of the void left in my heart from the recent death of the Star Wars franchise. Because of reprints & used comic bins, I eventually got the whole series with the exception of The Price which always seemed to go for $5 or more.
On tour there was a comic shop next to a club in New Orleans & I found The Price in their dollar bin. I haven’t read Dreadstar in the 25 or so years since it came out & I was surprised how much I remembered about the characters, but most of them don’t even appear in this book at all & this actually works well as a stand alone issue. The art in hear is pretty great; it’s all watercolors by Starlin. The story surprisingly isn’t sci-fi at all, but mainly a wizard tale about what there would have to be for you to sacrifice your life, your soul, & your loved ones. It’s pretty solid & makes me want to at least re-read the Dreadstar stuff by Starlin (I think the first 40 issues) & maybe the whole series.