Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Jewel of my comic book collection-"The Stars My Destination"





"The Stars My Destination", graphic novel, I believe is a true masterpiece.
I remember when I picked it up in the comic book store (1996) and I had never seen anything like this. The art itself is just fantastic, very much in the style of the '70s, in which the comic was made. It was printed in 1979 originally and was featured in "Heavy Metal" Magazine. The artists used a four-color printing process- which was not used in American comics at that time. Also, there was a use of a computer to obtain certain graphics, which I found was amazing for the time. Anyway i highly recommend it, if you can lay your hands on one. It was reprinted in 1992 by Epic Comics- which is what I own. I haven't seen one since. I have to say recently re-reading this comic and the original book, I feel that if they could only make sci-fi movies like this; the colors, it's so fresh, so different. I guess maybe I'm just exhausted with today's black and white Alien-esque stuff that they are making over and over again. I highly recommend the original book, you can get it on Amazon.

2 comments:

Human Mollusk said...

I have this comic but I don't think I've ever actually read it. Thanks for the intriguing recommendation, will have to go search the vaults now.

MD Encolpius said...
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