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STAR REACH COMPANION

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Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Richard Arndt. The Star*Reach Companion is a complete history and bibliography of the 1970s independent comic, highlighting its importance to the comics field. Star*Reach's influence was enormous, impacting nearly every aspect of modern comics and genres, and showcasing such creators as Dave Stevens, Frank Brunner, Howard Chaykin, Steve Leialoha, Walter Simonson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Ken Steacy, John Workman, Mike Vosburg, P. Craig Russell, Dave Sim, Michael Gilbert, and many others. Mature Readers.

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The Star*Reach Companion is a complete history and bibliography of the 1970s independent comic, highlighting its importance to the comics field. Star*Reach's influence was enormous, impacting nearly every aspect of modern comics and genres, and showcasing such creators as Dave Stevens, Frank Brunner, Howard Chaykin, Steve Leialoha, Walter Simonson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Ken Steacy, John Workman, Mike Vosburg, P. Craig Russell, Dave Sim, Michael Gilbert, and many others.

In addition to extensive historical coverage and interviews by author Richard Arndt, the book also features full stories from Star*Reach and its sister magazine Imagine, including a Cody Starbuck story by Howard Chaykin, 'Marginal Incident' by Fables artist Steve Leialoha and, presented for the first time in the original intended version, 'Siegfried and the Dragon' by P. Craig Russell, one of the first of his operatic adaptations.

Also included in the book is extensive information about independent magazines ("What Came Before") like Wally Wood's witzend, SQP's Hot Stuf, Richard Corben's Fantagor, Heritage and Phase One, that preceded Star*Reach as "fanzines" went professional. And what followed, as artists and independent publishers jumped into doing their own projects. Comics were re-invented for a more mature audience. Includes a Foreword by Star*Reach founder Mike Friedrich (who wrote extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics, and a cover by Howard Chaykin! Mature readers only.

Front cover by Howard Chaykin, back cover by Jeffrey Jones. Includes full color sections and lots and lots of never-before-collected artwork by comics giants and pioneers.

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Item Code STRC
Publisher TwoMorrows
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9781605490519
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 192pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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