Publication information
Publisher Helikon Comics
Publication date

Early Salmagundi series:
July 1993 to October 1994

Galaxion Series:
May 1997 - November 1999

Galaxion (Webcomic)
debut: September 2006
Number of issues Salmagundi early editions — 7
Galaxion (series) — 11
Galaxion (Specials) — 2
Galaxion (Graphic Novel collection) — 3
Main character(s) Darvin Deloren, Anna Ito, Patty Kusene, Vessa Khavis, Fusella Mierter, Brig. General Scavina Nelson, Aria Schafer, and Zandarin Wilder
Creative team
Writer(s) Tara Tallan
Artist(s) Tara Tallan

Tara Tallan, Wendy Linkous, and

David Tallan (assistant)

Galaxion is a science fiction comic book and webcomic series written and drawn by Canadian Tara Tallan (née Jenkins).[1]

The story follows the crew of an interstellar ship, the Galaxion, as they test a new experimental hyperdrive engine. The story's narrative presents the Galaxion's geologist Aria Schafer's point of view.[2]


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There have been three versions of the Galaxion story.

Around 1993, the story first appeared as one half of a photocopied, digest size flip comic book Salmagundi.[3] This lasted seven issues.[citation needed]

In the late 1990s the story was relaunched in a self-published full-sized comic.[4] There were also two "special issues": a shorter 99 cent special[citation needed] and a "flip book" with Amy Unbounded by Rachel Hartman.[5] The first six issues were collected in a graphic novel, Galaxion: The Graphic Novel Volume One. This second version of Galaxion made it to eleven full issues[6] but ceased publication in 1999 as the demands of parenthood pulled Tara away from the drawing table.[7]

In 2006, Tara launched a third version of Galaxion as a bi-weekly (later weekly) webcomic,[8] originally hosted at Girlamatic.[9]


Note: This describes roles of the characters in the webcomic version of Galaxion. The roles have been different in earlier versions. For example, the print comic shows Scavina in command of the Galaxion from the beginning and Zandarin leading the Survey Contact Team.

  • Darvin Deloren - civilian employee of Interplanetary Patrol; right hand man of General Nelson, an old friend of Zandarin and Fusella.
  • Anna Ito - Chief Engineer.
  • Vessa Khavis - leader of the Survey Contact Team.
  • Fusella Mierter - captain of the Galaxion.
  • Brig. General Scavina Nelson - leading the Nelson Project, Interplanetary Patrol's hyperspace jump travel experiment.
  • Aria Schafer - Galaxion's Survey Contact Team.
  • Zandarin Wilder - civilian employee of Interplanetary Patrol.[10]


  1. "Feature Spotlight #28". Cold Cut Distribution. 1998-10. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  2. "Beek's Books - Galaxion (comicbook reviews)". Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  3. Lien, Barb (1999-07). "From Sci/Fi Fan to Sci/Fi Writer: Tara Tallan". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  4. "Galaxion facts". Freebase. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  5. Lien, Barb (1999-10). "Comics Reviews". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  6. George, Milo. "Minicomics Round-Up III". The Comics Journal. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  7. Tallan, Tara. "Random Blast From the Past: Galaxion". Comics Worth Reading. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  8. Ficca, Donielle. "Sequential Tart: Take a Trip Through the Galaxion!". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  9. Tallan, Tara. "Galaxion". Girlamatic. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  10. Tallan, Tara. "Galaxion: Cast". Girlamatic. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 

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