Moebius Airtight Garage – Onyx Overload

The Moebius Airtight Garage – Onyx Overload comic book series was published by Epic Comics in USA in 1993.


Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, or Moebius, an avid Phantom fan, is one of the great visionary cartoonists of our time. He cofounded the influential magazine ‘Métal Hurlant’ in 1975, which was the venue for his fantastic stories ‘Arzach’ (which used no words at all) and ‘The Airtight Garage’ comic book series. Moebius famously teamed up with Alexander Jodorowsky for the L’Incal series as well as the much-lamented movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, but it never came to pass.


The 4 part comic book series is titled Moebius Airtight Garage – Onyx Overlord. All 4 comics in the series can be seen below.

Moebius Airtight Garage – Onyx Overlord edition number 4 concludes with an all-out struggle between the Onyx Overlord and the Major’s giant android, ‘The Starbilliard’, with the Phantom clearly being the inspiration. The Starbilliard is seen on the front cover of this edition, illustrated by Jerry Bingham.

The story is by Jean Henri Gaston Giraud. Script by R.J.M. Lofficier and illustrations by Jerry Bingham. A sample of internal pages featuring The Starbilliard can be seen below.

A pin-up poster if found within the comic book featuring the Phantom inspired The Starbilliard.


Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.