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"In the sixties, a fireball struck Pederson, Illinois, granting all the children who were in utero at the time fantastic powers--113 in all. Dubbed 'Specials,' these children grew into adulthood cloistered together, forming rivalries, friendships, and enmities. Some became heroes, some criminals, and others simply lived out an ordinary existence. After years of petty fights, squabbles and grabs for power, a new unifying mission became clear, a purpose to their existence that they had all been unable to see before: to change the world."--Back cover.… (more)
Member:Corlew
Title:Rising Stars Compendium
Authors:J. Michael Straczynski
Other authors:Fiona Avery, Brent Anderson, Keu Cha, David Finch, Gary Frank7 more, Stuart Immonen, Staz Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Ken Lashley, Al Rio, Peter Steigerwald, Christian Zanier
Info:Top Cow Productions/Image Comics (2009), Paperback, 1280 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:***
Tags:library book, graphic novel, MJS

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Wish I could give a half star to this. The problem with this OPUS is that it's very uneven. It begins well. I liked the seemingly scattered initial issues which were basically laying out the story of how only a finite number of child came to have special powers. These "specials" are also nicely developed in that, like real people, they don't all handle it the same way and not all the powers are fully evident from the start. The art is so-so, best I can say on it. It's sometimes hard to tell which character is which and there's are too many attempts to harkon back to Image splash pages from the 80s. Even so, the most egregious item are the obvious attempts by the author to share his political views through his characters. I really felt at times that the author -much like Aaron Sorkin- suddenly became so impassioned with a view of his that he decided to dedicate a whole issue to it, taking a step away from the story lines in place.

There are far better compendiums out there. Pass on this one. ( )
  RalphLagana | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Contains

Rising Stars Omnibus by J. Michael Straczynski

Rising Stars Volume 1: Born in Fire by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #1 "Nova Placenta" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #2 "Can't Touch This" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #3 "Whatever Happened To Lee Jackson" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #4 "Masques" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #5 "The World Between" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #6 "Things Fall Apart - Part One" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #7 "Things Fall Apart - Part Two" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #8 "Things Fall Apart - Part Three" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars Volume 2: Power by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #9 "Choices Made" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #10 "Reversal of Fortune" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #11 "What Goes Around..." by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #12 "A, B, C, and D" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #13 "Stalingrad" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #14 "Things Change" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #15 "Power" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #16 "Selah" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars Volume 3: Fire And Ash by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #17 "Time Passes" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #18 "Fire And Ash" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #19 "Terminal Error" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #20 "Blood Calls Out For Blood" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #21 "Conversations on the Hill of Dreams" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #22 "Phoenix In Ascension - Part One" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #23 "Phoenix In Ascension - Part Two" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue #24 "Phoenix In Ascension - Part Three" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars Volume 4: Bright [and] Voices of the Dead by Fiona Kai Avery

Rising Stars: Bright (2003) Issue #1 by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Bright (2003) Issue #2 "Authority" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Bright (2003) Issue #3 "Civilian Casualties" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #1 "Voices of the Dead - Part I" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #2 "Voices of the Dead - Part II" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #3 "The House on Stansbury Lane" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #4 "Psyche" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #5 "Deals With Karma" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead (2005) Issue #6 "Echoes" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars Volume 5: Untouchable/Visitations by J. Michael Straczynski

Rising Stars (1999) Visitations [4-in-1] by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) PREVIEW Issue by Joseph Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue WIZARD #0 "Initiations: A lost tale of the Specials" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) Issue WIZARD #1/2 by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars (1999) PRELUDE Issue "Visitations & Midnight Thoughts" by J. Michael Straczynski (indirect)

Rising Stars: Untouchable (2006) Issue #1 "The Smallest Things" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Untouchable (2006) Issue #2 "Promotion" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Untouchable (2006) Issue #3 "The Puer" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Untouchable (2006) Issue #4 "Bindings" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

Rising Stars: Untouchable (2006) Issue #5 "Starting Over" by Fiona Kai Avery (indirect)

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