STAR*REACH COMPANION spotlights the influential 1970s independent comic featuring Chaykin, Simonson, and Russell

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TwoMorrows Publishing unveiled its latest book, THE STAR REACH COMPANION. Written by comics historian Richard Arndt, this 192-page book is currently in comic book shops, retail bookstores, and available from TwoMorrows’ website  (www.twomorrows.com).

The Star*Reach Companion is a complete history and bibliography of the 1970s independent comic series founded by Mike Friedrich, highlighting its importance to the comics field. Star*Reach’s influence was enormous, impacting nearly every aspect of modern comics and genres, and showcasing such creators as Dave Stevens, Frank Brunner, Howard Chaykin, Steve Leialoha, Walter Simonson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Ken Steacy, John Workman, Mike Vosburg, P. Craig Russell, Dave Sim, Michael Gilbert, and many others. 

In addition to extensive historical coverage and interviews, the book also features full stories from Star*Reach and its sister magazine Imagine, including a Cody Starbuck story by Howard Chaykin, ‘Marginal Incident’ by Fables artist Steve Leialoha and, presented for the first time in the original, intended version, ‘Siegfried and the Dragon’ by P. Craig Russell, one of the first of his operatic adaptations. Also included in the book is detailed information about independent magazines like witzend, Hot Stuf’ and Andromedea that both preceded and followed Star*Reach in its mission to re-invent comics for a more mature audience.

This book includes a color section of complete stories, a Foreword by Mike Friedrich, and a cover by Howard Chaykin. It is recommended for mature readers only. 

TwoMorrows is also offering free digital preview at this link:

http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1104

192-page trade paperback with color section
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-051-9
ISBN-10: 1-60549-051-0

Print version: $27.95 cover price
Digital Edition: $9.95
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: APR131262

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