- 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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Starstruck Deluxe Edition Hardcover – April 5, 2011
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A friend introduced me to an issue of Heavy Metal Magazine (the English version of Metal Hurlant) many years back that featured an episode of Starstruck. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Benjamin R Strong Jr
A great piece of comics history. They really did a great job with this new edition. Any true fan will enjoy having this in their collection.Published on September 7, 2013 by vide0dr0id
Most people might not agree, but for me this book was a disappointment. The coloring of Moyer obscures the brilliant linework of Kaluta. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Richard Kaplan
Big, Bright, Beautiful! IDW does justice to one of the very best comics ever created. If you missed Starstruck in the 80's and 90's, this is a great opportunity to get in on it. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Patrick T. Cassidy
This Deluxe Edition collects the newly expanded art from the IDW series; plus it's loaded with extras. Epic, stunning, and fun--and still ahead of its time.Published on September 25, 2011 by Bron Starr
I was quite happy to see that Starstruck was being reissued. I read most of the comic back in the 80's (Never could find issue 5) and wished that it could have kept going. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by Mgnostic
What a beauty! This oversized edition, the format is larger than the regular IDW comic editions, is truly wonderful. Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by Bjorn Bergstrom