- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: IMAGE COMICS (October 22, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158240268X
- ISBN-13: 978-1582402680
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,377,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rising Stars: Visitations Paperback – October 22, 2002
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More About the Author
As a journalist, he has written over 500 published articles for such periodicals as The Los Anglees Times, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Penthouse, Writer's Digest, San Diego Magazine, the San Diego and Los Angeles Reader and TIME, Inc. He has also published numerous short stories in Amazing Science Fiction Magazine, Pulphouse, and various anthologies.
As a television writer and producer, he has written over 200 produced episodes, including workj on The New Twilight Zone, Nightmare Classics and Murder She Wrote. He also wrote, created and produced the series Babylon 5, Crusade and Jeremiah.
Moving from TV to film, he wrote Changeling (directed by Clint Eastwood), Ninja Assassin (produced by the Wachowskis), provided the story for Thor (directed by Kenneth Branagh), wrote Underworld 4 (starring Kate Beckinsale), and has written numerous other films that are currently slated for production.
He has won the Hugo Award (twice), the Saturn Award, the Eisner Award, the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, the E Pluribus Unum Award from the American Cinema Foundation, the Space Frontier Foundation award, the Ray Bradbury Award, the Christopher Award, and over a dozen others.
He was also nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his screenplay for Changeling.
He writes ten hours a day, every day, except for his birthday, New Year's Day and Christmas Day.
Top Customer Reviews
If you read Rising Stars, this is mostly worth reading, although hardly as gripping as the story arc stories in the other two volumes. If you don't read Rising Stars, there's no sense in reading this one.
The first simply contains some musings of Daniel ("Poet"); a piece out of the journal of the Special's psychiatrist; and a Supreme Court decision basically denying one of the Specials the right to remain with his parents, and the right to not be restrained while being physically examined by the Government.
The second vignette shows a government-hired "clown" introducing the child Specials to their new living quarters, a compound which includes schoolrooms, living quarters and frightening medical examination rooms. Although the "clown" is obviously intended to lull the children into a false sense of security, they quickly see the truth of the matter.
The third story is about an ordinary child who tries to pass himself off as "Special," because he feels ignored at home and abused in public school. The Specials quickly realize he's not one of them, but the story takes a surprising turn.
Finally, Jerry, the pyrokinetic "Pyre," who has played super-villain to Jason's "Flagg" superhero for years, returns home to the Special's psychiatrist, to discuss why he has played the reluctant villain all these years.
The artwork is as good as the rest of the series, and while this is a very small book -- 64 pages -- it makes an excellent coda to the series.