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KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: Cosmic Master Jim Starlin's Art Book and Illustrated Novella

A master of the space opera and creator/co-creator of some of the most relevant comic book characters today like Thanos, Gamora, and Drax, Jim Starlin's career spans almost 50 years of iconic work. Ominous Press celebrates Starlin's genius with a Kickstarter campaign for two exciting projects - Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames: A Hardcore Station Story.


The first is Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin, a new collection of Starlin artwork, most of it never published previously. The 112-page hardcover spans Starlin's entire career, including classic images, rare private commissions, personal work, never-before-published sequential pages, and even the world's first glimpse of a new Dreadstar story.


This is pure Starlin, in all its cosmic power and glory. The images contained in the Black Book are all hand-picked by Jim Starlin, who has written commentary throughout. The cover is brand new, and may well be the last image Starlin draws after an accident injured his drawing hand. 

 The second project is an oversized hardcover edition of Jim Starlin's illustrated prose novella Mindgames, a science-fiction epic set on Hardcore Station.

In Mindgames, telepath Dr. Zareb Alter is, in reality, a former member of a notorious interstellar crime organization. Alter is pulled back into his dirty family business as he tries to solve a murder on Hardcore Station. Along the way, he must contend with a genetically-altered collection of power-enhanced psychopaths, as well as deviants of all kinds, if he intends to reach the heart of the mystery.


Starlin's expansive, lavish artwork for Mindgames will be reproduced in gray tones, as the acclaimed illustrator originally intended. The result is a graphic and narrative tour de force from a master storyteller.

Described by the creator himself as "Starlin-brand sci-fi and weirdness" and checking in at more than 100 pages, this is the only hardcover publication of this story. Mindgames is the beginning of a four-part Hardcore Station story cycle.


This Friday, July 6th, at 3 p.m., Jim Starlin will be LIVE on Kickstarter joined by Ominous Press Editor-in-Chief Ron Marz.



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