Born in Fire

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Image Comics, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
21 Reviews
113 people are born with power beyond mortal man. Like unto gods, they wield life, death, terror, beauty, and what happens in the spaces in-between. Babylon Five's award winning creator, J. Michael Straczynski, brings to life the tale of 113 individuals with one thing in common, each was affected by a comet crashing into Pederson, Illinois before they were born. A comet that gave each extraordinary abilities. Raised by a very watchful government, one "Special" as they are called, discovers that the 113 are slowly being murdered, one by one. But who would have the powers or know how to do it, unless the killer comes from within their own group?

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Impeccable writing and deep character development. - Goodreads
It had a great start and ending. - Goodreads
I like a graphic novel which is pictures AND words. - Goodreads
... all plot and no heart. - Goodreads

Review: Rising Stars: Born in Fire (Rising Stars #1)

User Review  - Fizzgig76 - Goodreads

Reprints Rising Stars #1-8 (August 1999-June 2000). An unexplained flash occurs above Pederson and those in utero are discovered to be born with powers. The Specials, as they are known, grow-up…but ... Read full review

Review: Rising Stars: Born in Fire (Rising Stars #1)

User Review  - Timo - Goodreads

Good idea, simply brilliant idea behind this one. Sadly, this one started so strongly, fell in some hole of pointless talking and pottering but picked up again when the end got nearer. Maybe the second part of the series is more solid. Read full review

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Straczynski is one of the most prolific and highly regarded writers currently working in the television industry. In 1995, he was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of their Fifty for the Future, described as innovators who will shape our lives as we move into the twenty-first century. His work spans every conceivable genre - from historical dramas and adaptations of famous works of literature to mystery series, cop shows, anthology series, and science fiction. He writes ten hours a day, seven days a week, except for his birthday, New Year's and Christmas.

Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults. He has won many major awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, and his New York Times bestselling novel The Graveyard Book is the only work ever to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals. His books for readers of all ages include the bestselling Coraline, also an Academy Award-nominated film; Fortunately, the Milk; Odd and the Frost Giants; and The Wolves in the Walls. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

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