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Image Comics, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
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TOP COW is proud to bring you issues 9-15 of the critically acclaimed series RISING STARS. This second story arc written by J.MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (BABYLON 5, CRUSADE) continues the tale of the Specials as they wage war between themselves and the rest of the world. With an all new cover by current series artist Brent Anderson (ASTRO CITY), this great collection is the perfect way to revisit your favorite Rising Stars moments or finally piece together those missing issues.

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Review: Rising Stars: Power (Rising Stars #2)

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Not a bad comic certainly. Straczynski has managed to twist a fairly recurrent idea (group of people with superpowers) enough to avoid total cliche. Unfortunately beyond that this series has few redeeming qualities, and suffers from a lack of nuance and subtly. Read full review

Review: Rising Stars: Power (Rising Stars #2)

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These are pretty awesome! Read full review



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Joseph Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in N.J. He is a writer and producer who has worked on films, novels, television series and comic books. He was the creator for the science fiction television series Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, as well as Jeremiah, a series loosely based on Hermann Huppen's comics. Straczynski wrote 92 out of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes. From 2001 to 2007, he was the writer for the long-running Marvel comic book series The Amazing Spider-Man. Straczynski began his career writing plays first for colege theater then professionally for Performance Publshing for an adaptation of "Snow White". During the late 1970s, Straczynski also became the on-air entertainment reviewer for KSDO-FM and wrote several radio plays before being hired as a scriptwriter for the radio drama Alien Worlds. Straczynski has also been an on-air personality. He began by doing a weekly entertainment segment on KSDO News Radio in San Diego from 1978-1980. In Los Angeles, he put in five years as on-air host of the science fiction talk show Hour 25. Straczynski was a fan of the cartoon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He wrote a spec script in 1984 and sent it directly to Filmation. They purchased his script, bought several others, and hired him on staff. He also worked on other T.V. shows such as: The New Twilight Zone, Jake and the Fatman, Murder, She Wrote, and Walker Texas Ranger. In 2015 his title Superman - Earth One made the New York Times Best Seller List.

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