- 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: #4,501,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rising Stars: Visitations Paperback – October 22, 2002
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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.