The men and women of Rising Stars have returned.
The eagerly-awaited conclusion to this 24-part story will
be released by Top Cow Productions this fall, as Rising
Stars #22 is scheduled to ship to stores in October, #23
in November, and #24 in January. Readers can get a sneak
preview of the 1st eight pages of Rising Stars #22 by picking
up Humankind #1, on sale in August. Written by J. Michael
Stracynzski and drawn by Brent Anderson, Rising Stars tells
the tale of the ‘Specials’ from Pederson, Illinois,
where in 1969 a flash from the sky blessed the 113 children
in utero with special powers.
You know, I dig Supreme Power quite a bit. But if I
had to choose between J. Michael Straczynski's superhero
books, Rising Stars would probably even beat Amazing Spider-Man.
So here at Fanboy Planet, we greet this news with jubilation.
If we weren't so tired from Comic-Con, we might even be
From Top Cow:
got all the remaining scripts in hand, and JMS does a great
job in tying up all the loose ends to this story,”
says Top Cow Managing Editor Renae Geerlings. “It’s
a great ending; I think everyone’s going to love it!”
The preview of Rising Stars #22 will appear in Humankind
#1, which ships with 3 equal covers by Tony Daniel, Marc
Silvestri, and Greg Land, as well as a special sketch cover
incentive book for advance ticket holders of the Wizard
World Chicago convention this August.
special treat, Top Cow is including a four page “What
Happened Before” synopsis in Rising Stars #22 to immerse
readers in the layered storyline that led up to this issue.
“The challenge of so many cool characters is keeping
up with the individual storylines, but Stracynzski pulls
it off beautifully,” says Joel Elad, Director of Marketing.
“We hope this bonus will encourage fans far and wide
to pick it up and enjoy the magic.”
Rising Stars #24 has shipped, Top Cow will release the 5
issue miniseries, Rising Stars Untouchable, written by Fiona
Avery and penciled by Brent Anderson. This miniseries will
cover the story of Laurel Darkhaven that wasn’t shown
in the regular pages of Rising Stars.