|All art copyright Michael Wm. Kaluta and the respective owners.
|Michael Wm. Kaluta
|The Starstruck Chronicles I: Bringing Back Starstruck
by Zack Smith
|The last few years have seen a renaissance of reprints, ranging from classic comic strips to runs by
legendary creators. And once in a while, an underappreciated gem gets a new chance to shine.
Such is the case of Starstruck, a universe-spanning adventure whose history involves multiple
publishers, formats and mediums. Beginning as a stage play, it became a series of stories in Heavy
Metal, then a series in Marvel’s Epic imprint, then a continuation at Dark Horse. Now, it’s being
reissued in an all-new, updated edition, and even becoming a series of audio adventures, the first of
which will serve as a charity reading to help comics legend Gene Colan.
Starstruck will be reissued by IDW Publishing starting in August as a 13-issue limited series. But this
is no mere reprinting. In addition to being completely recolored by renowned fantasy artist Lee
Moyer, series creators Elaine Lee and Michael William Kaluta have reworked the original material,
including reformatting pages, expanding images, and all-new “Galactic Girl Guide” material inked by
To take us through this massive story, Newsarama was privileged to talk with Elaine Lee, Michael
William Kaluta and Lee Moyer about a book that Clive Barker called “one of the most brave and
elegant experiments in comic book storytelling.” In our three-part talk, we’ll also give you a preview
of the new, remastered pages. Ladies and gentlemen...Starstruck, as you’ve never seen it before.