August 1997 — “Red Rocket 7” begins publication

The first issue of what would be seven in total was published by Dark Horse Comics in August of 1997. Creator Mike Allred, unable to get the rights to do a Ziggy Stardust story, modified his ideas slightly into these stories of Bowie-inspired lunacy, science fiction and the secret history of pop music.

It was republished in a collected form on several occasions thereafter, and Bowie eventually read and enjoyed it.