Official Press Release
November, 25, 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!
Dynamic 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!
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 banner.
The premise 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 Starlin's classic Dreadstar is finally collected in Hardcover format! Over 20 years in the making and close to 400 pages of story, art and more! This beautiful Hardcover Edition is available exclusively through the comic and specialty market!
For the first time ever, the first and complete arc (made up of the first 12 issues) from Starlin's epic saga is collected in one place! The pages in this new edition have been produced by digitally scanning from the original film, and new dust-jacket art created by Starlin exclusively for this Definitive Hardcover Edition! Also featuring the original covers and character art! Plus, each hardcover edition will be personally signed by Jim Starlin on a special tip-in sheet! Also features an introduction by Walter Simonson!
$69.99 Suggested Retail Price
LIMITED TO INITIAL ORDERS
THIS IS AN ADVANCE SOLICITED ITEM SHIPPING IN APRIL!
"I can't tell you how happy I am to see this series get republished," says 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."
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