A lovely friend of mine sent me a couple of Starblazer issues written by Grant Morrison this week - including his first one, #15, Algol the Terrible which Morrison also did the artwork for.
And Algol is of course the star that is also known as the Demon Star, the name deriving from the Arabic ‘ra’s al-ghūl’. Page 1 above shows the enemy spacecraft with the demon’s head emblem. Synchronicity!
Starblazer was a wee small format comics anthology in the UK, alongside sister publication Commando (which is still going strong today).
Morrison did his own artwork for other comics too: his Near Myths stories, and his Captain Clyde strip. He switched to writing only when he made the jump to mainstream comics for the sake of time.