Here’s the classic opening page of Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta’s comics magnum opus, recently remastered and reprinted in 13 installments by IDW and soon to be available in a single deluxe hardcover volume:
Here’s the info currently available at Amazon.ca:
Starstruck Deluxe Edition [Hardcover]
Elaine Lee (Author), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Artist)
* Hardcover: 360 pages
* Publisher: IDW Publishing (Feb 23 2011)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1600108725
* ISBN-13: 978-1600108723
Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta. 280 pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more! The first truly comprehensive collection of this material and grand, over-sized edition. This beautiful book features some of the finest art ever by put to paper by Kaluta, including many pages that were never printed in the original run. Additionally, Kaluta painstakingly added approximately 20% of art to NEARLY EVERY PAGE to ensure the aspect ratio of the comic would be consistent and correct. The end result is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, a head-spinning, synapse-snapping, soul-searing ride to a world like no other… the world of Starstruck.
I’ve purchased every version of Starstruck (magazine serialization, graphic novel, comics, etc.) except the latest mini-series from IDW, and I only skipped that because I felt certain a collection would follow close on the heels of the 13th floppy. (In the old days, a collection was the exception; these days, it’s the rule.) So now it’s time for me to lay my money down: I pre-ordered today!
Also available soon: Starstruck on Compact Disc
On 15 September 2010, the AudioComics Webstore will open to take pre-orders for their debut audio production of Starstruck, written by Elaine Lee with Susan Norfleet and Dale Place, featuring characters from the comic by Lee and Kaluta.
The basis for the critically acclaimed comic book series, Starstruck was first presented off-off-Broadway in 1980, and again off-Broadway in 1983. In a far-flung and very alternative future, Captain Galatia 9 and the crew of the Harpy and on a mission for the United Federation of Female Freedom Fighters. When the Harpy runs into a living ship inhabited by a team of galactic evildoers, including Galatia’s insidious sister Verloona Ti, the outcome of the battle may well decide the fate of the free universe. The AudioComics Company is proud to present the audio adaptation of the play script as its inaugural production! Often hilarious, always surprising, Starstruck is a spine-tingling joy-ride to the far side of the spiral arm!
The MP3 of the Starstruck radio drama will be available Halloween Day!