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Starr the Slayer: A Starr is Born (edition 2010)

by Daniel Way, Richard Corben (Illustrator), Jose Villarrubia (Colorist)

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Title:Starr the Slayer: A Starr is Born
Authors:Daniel Way
Other authors:Richard Corben (Illustrator), Jose Villarrubia (Colorist)
Info:Marvel (2010), Paperback, 96 pages
Collections:Your library, Boxed
Tags:comics, metafiction, sword and sorcery

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Starr the Slayer: A Starr is Born (Star the Slayer) by Daniel Way



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This graphic novel collects the first four issues of Daniel Way's 2009 reboot of Roy Thomas's 1970 Conan knockoff Starr the Slayer. The 21st-century version is an "adult" fantasy title from Marvel Comics' "Max" imprint. Richard Corben furnishes the art in his inimitable style. The story is very suited to Corben's work; it is a profanity-riddled barbarian-boy-makes-good adventure, with the narration provided in rhyming doggerel throughout by a ludicrous minstrel. Complication is provided by a hack pulp writer "Len Carson" (Thomas' creation), who is supposed to have invented the barbarian and his world, becoming enslaved by a fictional villain he created; thus the evil sorcerer Trull effectively has the demiurge as his thrall. This metaficitonal opus is sort of what you might get if a drunken 19-year-old D&D player tried to write James Branch Cabell's The Cream of the Jest.

This slender volume is a fast read, full of disgusting violence, nudity, and general hilarity.
3 vote paradoxosalpha | Jan 14, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785132716, Paperback)

You want barbarian action? You got it! Nomad. Slave. Warrior. King. All of these describe the man known today as Starr the Slayer. But before he was any of those, he was simply an idea floating around in the head of Len Carson, a pulp novelist with ambitions of literary greatness. His dreams dashed and his career on the skids, Carson makes the fateful decision to revisit his most famous creation. But what he never expected was for his creation to revisit him... in person! Let the smashing and slicing commence! Collects Starr the Slayer #1-4.

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