International superstar creator Stan Lee and best-selling author Chris Roberson bring you the story of a man not of this world!
Stan Lee, the great innovator of the entertainment industry, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics. In STARBORN, Stan Lee teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) and fan-favorite artist Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN, TEEN TITANS GO!) to present the story of a man not of this world! Benjamin Warner is a failed fantasy novelist, always dreaming of far off worlds and exciting adventures. But when a familiar face reenters his life, and devastating trouble follows, Benjamin learns his rejected stories weren't fiction but memories of his home planet! Benjamin's forgotten past comes crashing down around him as he finds himself at the center of a galactic war and is forced to face the truth that he is... not of this world!
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Stan Lee, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment. Stan Lee's famous characters include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man among many others. Lee, known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972 and is presently the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Chris Roberson has authored the best-selling comic book series CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE and iZOMBIE for DC Comics. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—once each for writing and editing, and twice for publishing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History (winning the Short Form in 2004 with his story O ONE and the Long Form in 2008 with his novel THE DRAGON’S NINE SONS). Khary Randolph has worked for a number of clients in the animation, advertising and comic book industries and left his mark on many properties, such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Hellboy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Boondocks and Teen Titans. He is currently employed by 4Kids Entertainment as Lead Character Illustrator on the cartoon and online card game CHAOTIC, which can be seen on Saturday mornings on the CW.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chris Roberson and Khary Randolph, with Stan Lee's influence, create an unfortunate cliched world that would most likely work better on Disney XD than in comic form. The plot has done many times before and the main character's continuing rehashing of his "fiction" was tedious and redundant. Even the names of the "fictional" characters and their world are predictable. Its uninspired. Randolph's art is hit or miss. The action scenes are muddled and hard to decipher at times. Overall, the creators involved are capable of much better work.