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Starstruck Deluxe Edition Hardcover – April 5, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing; Deluxe edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600108725
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600108723
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,032,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the most essential Graphic Novel you've never read.

Blasting off first in the early 80's, STARSTRUCK was easily as good as WATCHMEN, SANDMAN, DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and the other Adult Renaissance titles. In truth, it was better, because it was more ambitious, subversive, and funnier. And it did it BEFORE all of them.

STARSTRUCK wasn't for teenage boys. It was for sharp adults with a sense of wonder. And it was for Riot Grrrls who were too young to know about it yet. It took its cues from Robert Altman dialogue, Winsor McCay and Moebius' art, and the PostPunk era of feminism. Let's face it, those 80's classics were great, but too locked into teen fantasies of aggro-men, which was a grim deadend. So this riotous space opera with a spectrum of powerful women completely blew fanboys' volts then. Macho angst had its minute, but now we can catch up to the real revolution.

What is it? STARSTRUCK is Riot Grrrls taking over the universe by hook and crook. In an anarchic future, two dynasties vie to divvy the universal pie. Caught between are Galatia 9, Brucilla The Muscle, Erotica Ann, and the strongest and most diverse array of women (read, human) that science fiction has never seen. Throw in psychic nuns, corrupt Girl Scouts, hardboiled bartenders, headless sex droids, amazon clones, and samurai robots. It is complex, shocking, outlandish, surreal, whipsmart, knee-slapping, half-insane, and five steps ahead. It'll make your brain stretch and your belly shake.

But this is no retro time trip. STARSTRUCK is still light years ahead of anything being made, whether in comics, in novels, or on screens. The series was rich then, but richer now. This stunningly handsome volume is an all-new remastering of the stories that elevates it even higher.
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I fell in love with the "Starstruck" series back in the 80's. I'm so happy this collected edition is available, with tons of extra material. This is a gorgeous edition that showcases Kaluta's art, perhaps the best of his career. It's grand scale (often hilarious) science fiction starring two of the most kickass heroines ever to grace the comic book page. Absolutely enthralling. The perfect comic to lose yourself in (and how often does that happen anymore?).
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Format: Hardcover
I had Starstuck Marvel comics 2_4, missing no 1, 5_6 and looked forwards to read the complete series. This is not found in here. For an artist made album, I expected more. Most of the pages (the 'to be continued' first 208 pages) have lots of pictures, but in a rectangular grid pattern of black lined illustrations with to much of reflective white between them. Only a minority of pages have a totally integrated page look, far better.
Then I was missing something, and looked at my comics: where are the naked girls? Where are the excessives in these many pages? This feels as conventional and polished old. Search for the comics.
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Format: Hardcover
When I was in my early teens, I'd started reading comics again, after a disastrous end to my childhood's first comics collection. It wasn't long after my reintroduction to comics that I became hooked, and found I was particularly drawn to any comic story that was uncommonly otherworldly in tone. So when I stumbled across the first bits of news mentioning the mainstream reprinting of a special comic series called Starstruck, I was riveted. Sadly, my love affair with this series would continue to be from afar for several years. Eventually, I learned that the series had begun its print life in North America featuring in the pages of Heavy Metal, and as I had by that time become a frequent reader of HM, I started my quest to track down these original issues (which was easier than tracking down the Epic or even the Dark Horse issues). Sadly, this quest too was cut short, and for several years, I languished under the impression that I would never get to read this story in its entirety.

Happily, IDW has been taking steps to correct this oversight, with Elaine Lee and Michael W. Kaluta, two of my biggest comics heroes, returning to put the finishing touches on what now serves to be the first installment of the definitive Starstruck series. With the help of master letterer Todd Klein and the colouring and design work of master illustrator Lee Moyer, the series looks better than ever, and is every bit as Byzantine and mind-bending as it ever was. I can't wait for them to finish the series in this fashion.

This book would be a perfect book for any science fiction reader who appreciates the headier works of Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, Samuel R.
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For years, Starstruck has always been at the top of my reading list -- when I could get my hands on an issue. I never suspected that a compilation would run to 360 pages. And what a compilation it is: impeccable printing, glorious color, each page so complex you can stretch it out for days of reading, and at the end, start over again. It is also a perfect present for anyone you know that likes comics -- I gave two away last Christmas!
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