RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL DREADSTAR!
Jim Starlin’s Epic Creation Reborn!
23, 2003, Runnemede, NJ -- Dynamic Forces proudly presents,
for the first time anywhere, the epic Jim Starlin Dreadstar
series in a full-color deluxe hardcover collection!
Forces has arranged with Jim Starlin to collect the first
12 issues of
the groundbreaking series that was originally published by
Epic in 1982. This classic series not only helped to launch
the original Marvel Epic imprint, but was the first creator-owned
property from Marvel. The series was so popular at the time,
that Marvel also republished these stories to the newsstand
market under the title Dreadstar & Company in 1985, a
first at the time!
is currently finishing up the critically-acclaimed The End
for Marvel; and preparing the highly anticipated Thanos series,
which is due in October. Jim launched the Marvel Graphic Novel
line with the Death of Captain Marvel – one of the most
treasured tales of all time! Jim is also famous for being
the writer who killed Robin, in the Batman: A Death In the
Family storyline for DC Comics! In addition to creating his
own titles Dreadstar, ‘Breed, Wyrd, and Hardcore Station,
Starlin created or co-created the fan favorite characters
Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, Thanos, Mongul, and Moondragon.
Dreadstar features the adventures of Vanth Dreadstar and his
crew. The series began in Epic Illustrated as “Metamorphasis
Odyssey,” continued at Eclipse with the “The Price”
one shot, started under its own title with the Marvel Graphic
Novel, and then came out as a monthly series under the Epic
of Starlin's series was that of Vanth Dreadstar, the last
survivor of the destroyed Milky Way galaxy, as he found himself
transported to the Empirical Galaxy, where he was recruited
by the sorcerer Syzygy Darklock to help bring an end to a
two-hundred-year-old war between the corrupt Monarchy and
the fanatical Instrumentality.
Jim's original artwork as a fan was one of the first experiences
I had in comics,” said Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic
Forces. “At the time, the production value, coupled
with Jim's terrific story and artwork, was some of the best
and created a magic that has never again been captured. Dynamic
Forces is very lucky and very proud to be able to present
Jim's unbelievable, epic journey of Vanth Dreadstar, collected
for the first time in full color.”
continued, “This new collection will be the first volume
in a new launch of Dreadstar and Jim Starlin packages from
Dynamic Forces, and we’re pulling out all of the stops
in terms of reproduction and packaging for both the old fans
and the new fans. The next collection will feature the prequel
material of “Metamophasis Odyssey” and The Price,
and then a retrospective on Jim’s fantastic career,
with more Dreadstar to follow. It’s my hope that our
presentation of this series becomes one of the centerpieces
of each fan's collections, just as it will be the centerpiece
of my very own collection!"
the highest quality collection, DF is going back to the original
films, having them re-scanned and digitally remastered for
the highest quality reproduction available in today’s
market. Starlin will also be creating a brand new cover for
the dusk jacket, write a forward, and will create new material
for the hard cover edition.
can't tell you how happy I am to see this series get republished,"
Jim Starlin, creator, writer and artist of the Dreadstar series.
"Thanks to modern technology, a new generation will get
the chance to go soaring with Mr. D."
Dynamic Forces Dreadstar Collection will be available in hardcover
format and both a Signed and Re-Marked Edition will also be
available. All hardcover versions are scheduled for release
in the Fourth Quarter of 2003.
Forces also announced that Dreadstar statues, action figures,
lithographs and other items were on the horizon, with the
Vanth Dreadstar statue tentatively scheduled for a 2004 release.
information on Dynamic Forces specialty merchandise, product
art, exclusive creator interviews and upcoming products, please
visit the Dynamic Forces website at www.dynamicforces.com
Dynamic Forces is the comic book and collectible industry's
top producer of limited edition comic books, lithographs,
of DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow Comics, Dark Horse Comics,
Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, Pressman Film's classic
film "The Crow", T2, Sandy Frank Productions "Battle
of the Planets (G-Force)" and many other industry giants,
DF continues to set the pace in the comic collector and comic
memorabilia markets. Recent product line expansions includes:
action figures, vinyl and poly resin statues, lunchboxes,
trading cards, lithographs, giclees, apparel and much more!
Born James P Starlin,
on October 9th, 1949 in Detroit Michigan, Jim was educated
in a Parochial (Catholic) grade school and public high school.
He served in the U.S. Navy, 1968-71, as a photographer’s
mate and then started at Marvel Comics in 1972, and has been
working on and off with comics ever since. His credits include
Amazing Spiderman, Avengers, Batman, Batman: The Cult, Batman
Family, 'Breed, Brute, Captain Marvel, Cosmic Odyssey, Creepy,
Daredevil, Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir, Darklon The Mystic,
DC Comics Presents, Death of Captain Marvel, Detective, Doctor
Strange, Dreadstar, Eerie, Epic Illustrated, Fear, Fighting
American, Gilgamesh II, Hardcore Station, Heavy Metal, Heroes
Against Hunger, Heroes for Hope, Hellboy's Weird Tales, House
of Secrets, Incredible Hulk, Infinity Abyss, Infinity Crusade,
Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Iron Man, Legion of Superheroes,
Marvel Spotlight, Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Two-in-One, Master
of Kung Fu, Omac, The Price, Punisher, Rampaging Hulk, Silver
Surfer, Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection, Spaceknights,
Special Marvel Edition, Star*Reach, Strange Tales, Supreme,
Sword of Sorcery, Thanos Quest, Thor, Unity 2000, Warlock,
Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Warlord, The Weird, and Wyrd:
The Reluctant Warrior and most recently Marvel: The End and
the Thanos series for Marvel and "Luna Moth" in
Michael Chabon Presents . . . The Amazing Adventures of the
Escapist. Jim also co-wrote four novels with Diana Graziunas:
Among Madmen, Lady El, Pawns (serialized in Dreadstar) and
Thinning the Predators (released in paperback as Predators).
He remains a co-founder of Electric Prism, a software design,
new media company in Woodstock, NY.