This month Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment has released Stellar from writer Joseph Keatinge (Glory, Shuter) and legendary artist Bret Blevins (New Mutants, Sleepwalker), based on the concept of Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri.
Stellar transports the reading into the middle of a sci-fi story of redemption. Created as a weapon to end an intergalactic war, a woman named Stellar is on a quest to do what she can after having killed tomorrow. It’s an interesting place to start the story and has the reader wondering both what will happen and what did happen at the same time.
The story opens, showcasing Stellar’s work as a bounty hunter on a damaged world with an unstable government. She isn’t in it for the glory but is trying to provide for those she feels she has taken from. Don’t let this description fool you though, Stellar is no Mr. T. She has not become a monk or a saint after acknowledging the extreme destruction she’s caused. She’ll throw a punch or give a beating if it’ll get the job done.
From the first page, readers will be drawn to the incredible world Blevins has built, showcasing the destruction of a war that the reader has yet to know very much about. The artwork is rich with detailed clues about the world that existed before and the reality of the present. A history buff or anyone into archeology will by dying to explore this planet beyond the pages.
After reading the first issue, it’s clear that Stellar is going to be an interesting series and I’m excited to see what they do with it.
Stellar is available now online or at a comic shop near you.