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Star Mage will be published beginning in April 2014 by IDW Publishing.  Diamond solicitation numbers will be listed on this page when they become available.

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StarMage_TPB_CoverStar Mage – The First Series TP
(W) JC De La Torre (A) Ray Dillon, Franco Cespedes
JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, creates a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage. Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird creatures. Collects issues 1-6, concept art, short stories and the houses of lambdu kishpu.

Item Code: OCT140575In Shops: 12/10/2014 SRP: $19.99

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Individual Issues

Issue #1 – Darien

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Star Mage #1 (of 6) – Darien
JC De La Torre (w), Ray Dillon (c, a)
JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage. In issue one of this six issue mini-series, Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Like Harry Potter meets the Last Starfighter, Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds and weird creatures.

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Bullet Points

  • De La Torre’s novel Ancient Rising and its sequel Rise of the Ancients Annuna were compared to Clive Cussler and Dan Brown by Baryon Speculative Fiction Review
  • Comic Book Therapy called Star Mage “a ridiculously beautiful book with a fantastic story.”
  • Art and cover work for Issue One by The Last Unicorn and All Ghouls School artist Ray Dillon 
  • Includes a comic preview Shepherd by Fred Boulous

Issue #2 Eridu

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Star Mage #2 (of 6) – Eridu
JC De La Torre (w), Franco Cespedes (c, a)
JC De La Torre‘s epic saga continues as Arylos and Darien must battle their way to Eridu. Along the way, Darien learns of his legacy and of the home he’s never known. Artist Franco Cespedes continues the stunning colors and visuals as story of Darien begins to come into focus.

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 Bullet Points

  •  De La Torre’s novel Ancient Rising and its sequel Rise of the Ancients Annuna were compared to Clive Cussler and Dan Brown by Baryon Speculative Fiction Review
  • Comic Book Therapy called Star Mage “a ridiculously beautiful book with a fantastic story.”
  • Art and cover work for Issue Two by Costa Rican Artist Franco Cespedes, whose credits include Black Jack Press’ Rustlers and Badlands as well as the Costa Rican animated seriesChotico Costa Rica
  • Includes a comic preview Soul Men by Sal Brucculeri and Ibai Canales.

Issue #3 Rebellion and Desertion

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Star Mage #3 (of 6) – Rebellion and Desertion
JC De La Torre (w), Franco Cespedes (c, a)
JC De La Torre‘s saga of space and wizardry continues as Darien adjusts to school at Lambdu Kishpu, meets new friends and learns of the treachery of his brother Orasmas. Orasmas reveals his new, unstoppable weapon – one Darien thought was lost forever. Gorgeously illustrated by artist Franco Cespedes, issue three will have a lasting effect the rest of the series.

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 Bullet Points

  • De La Torre‘s novel Ancient Rising and its sequel Rise of the Ancients Annuna were compared to Clive Cussler and Dan Brown by Baryon Speculative Fiction Review
  • Comic Book Therapy called Star Mage “a ridiculously beautiful book with a fantastic story.”
  • Art and cover work for Issue Three by Costa Rican Artist Franco Cespedes, whose credits include Black Jack Press’ Rustlers and Badlands as well as the Costa Rican animated series Chotico Costa Rica
  • An important reveal is made in this issue that will effect the rest of the series.

Issue #4 A Troubling Search

Cover issue 4 Star Mage #4 (of 6) – A Troubling Search
JC De La Torre (w), Franco Cespedes (c, a)
A few months after the dramatic cliffhanger in Issue 3, Darien and his friends are forced to fend off Orasmas’ monsters while Arylos searches for the truth. Plus, what does Earthen Aaron King have to do with anything?
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 Bullet Points
  • A crucial new character is revealed.
  • WhatChaReading.com says JC De La Torre “has given us a melding of genres, cool sci-fi ships and the promise of magical powers.”
  • Star Mage has been called “Part Ender’s Game, part Last Starfighter, even part Star Wars“.
  • This issue features two comic shorts – Whimsy by Marcus Rocco and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Soul Men Guide Files 03 by Sal Brucculeri and Ibai Canales.

 

 

 

Issue #5 The Ghosts of the Past

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Star Mage #5 (of 6) – The Ghosts of the Past
JC De La Torre (w), Franco Cespedes (c, a)
Orasmas’ terrible new weapon forces Arylos to make a tremendous sacrifice. Darien learns of the horrors in the Sarru Kishpu’s past and Orasmas’ wicked plan to destroy the empire.
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Bullet Points
  • WhatChaReading.com says JC De La Torre “has given us a melding of genres, cool sci-fi ships and the promise of magical powers.”
  • Star Mage has been called “Part Ender’s Game, part Last Starfighter, even part Star Wars“.
  • This issue sets up the series finale.
  • Features a letter to the Star Mage fans from creator JC De La Torre

Issue #6 The Planet of Sorrows

SM6CoverStar Mage #6 (of 6) – The Planet of Sorrows

JC De La Torre (w), Franco Cespedes (c, a)

JC De La Torre’s thrilling first series of Star Mage comes to a close as all roads lead to the Planet of Sorrows. The quartet battle for their lives in a final showdown with Orasmas and the Bel Etu – can Darien save his family and friends? Franco Cespedes’ vivid colors and visuals spellbound in this magical finale.

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Bullet Points

  • Features a preview of JC De La Torre’s vampire comic series, White Chapel.
  • Comics The Gathering says Star Mage is “a great premise, fantastic art and tonnes of heart”
  • Series Finale

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