Published on July 28th, 2012 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys0
Starr The Slayer
Do you know how long I’ve wanted to do a Starr the Slayer post? Well that would be….forever. Every time I try to suggest, schedule, or beg my way to a Starr the Slayer post, Andy nixes it! The last time I think his lame excuse was I forgot! The real reason is quite simple. Andy doesn’t like it. Andy doesn’t get it. To be fair, around half the book is written in sing-song verse, there is a roaming minstrel doing narration, and if you can’t catch the rhythm, you can’t read the book. Andy just couldn’t handle the power of Starr the Slayer!
Personally it’s one of my all time favorites. I love the verse. And I totally got the rhythm. Plus, at it’s core, Starr is a parody of the comic book industry. The plot revolves around an evil villain who goes back in time to kidnap the original writer of Starr the Slayer and get him to rewrite Starr’s origin and history. New 52 anyone? Starr goes through many trials and tribulation with his new origin but eventually triumphs and restores his history back to it’s famed glory!
Nothing is held back in Starr the Slayer. Daniel (this is the best thing I’ve ever written) Way, who has written hundreds of Marvel Comics, including a lot of Wolverine, is totally at the top of his game. Already mentioned the sing-song verse. He breaks the fourth wall on occasion. It is absolutely hilarious. And tells a complete story. Plus as a MAX book it involves mucho sex and violence. The Richard Corben art is also fantastic. He’s very famous. Been doing comics since the 70′s. Although Starr the Slayer is so good I now refer to him as Richard (artist of Starr the Slayer) Corben! Probably not what he wants on his tombstone but he should! It’s great!
Do you dare to take on the power of Starr the Slayer? Ken couldn’t handle the power of Starr the Slayer! Can you?
STARR SLAYER TP A STARR IS BORN
You want barbarian action? You got it! Nomad. Slave. Warrior. King. All of these describe the man known today as Starr the Slayer. But before he was any of those, he was simply an idea floating around in the head of Len Carson, a pulp novelist with ambitions of literary greatness. His dreams dashed and his career on the skids, Carson makes the fateful decision to revisit his most famous creation. But what he never expected was for his creation to revisit him…in person! Let the smashing and slicing commence! Collecting STARR THE SLAYER #1-4.