As "Avengers: Infinity War" dominates the worldwide box office, the legendary Jim Starlin
, creator of Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet, Drax, Gamora, and many more, is joining with Ominous Press to release two exciting projects.
The first is Black Book: the Art of Jim Starlin, a brand-new collection of Starlin artwork, most of it never published previously. The 112-page hardcover spans Starlin's entire career, including classic images, rare private commissions, never-before-published sequential pages, and even the world's first glimpse of a new Dreadstar story. The images are all hand-picked by Jim Starlin, who has written commentary throughout.
The second project is an oversize hardcover edition of Jim Starlin's illustrated prose novella Mindgames, a science-fiction epic set on Hardcore Station. In Mindgames, telepath Dr. Zareb Alter is in reality a former member of a notorious interstellar crime organization. Alter is pulled back into his dirty family business as he tries to solve a murder on Hardcore Station. Along the way, he must contend with a genetically-altered collection of power-enhanced psychopaths, as well as deviants of all kinds, if he intends to reach the heart of the mystery.
Starlin's expansive artwork for Mindgames will be reproduced in gray tones, as the acclaimed illustrator originally intended. The result is a graphic and narrative tour de force from a master storyteller.
"I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to the two projects I have set up with Ominous Press," Starlin said. "The Black Book is a collection of little-seen or never-published drawings and paintings that are getting a new lease on life thanks to this publication. Mindgames is an illustrated novella, and start of the four-part Hardcore Station series. Yes, this is sort of a continuation of the Hardcore Station comic book series from way back when, but not quite. The satellite setting is the same, but it’s a whole new storyline and set of characters. It’s Starlin-brand sci-fi and weirdness."
Both Black Book: the Art of Jim Starlin andMindgames will be available via a Kickstarter campaign from Ominous Press. A range of reward levels will be offered, including signed books and much more.