NYCC 2019: Marvel Hopes STAR Is Their Next Breakout Star

Star
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Writer Kelly Thompson is spining the character she created this year in Captain Marvel into her on limited series. 

Announced Thursday morning at a Direct Market retailer panel at New York Comic Con, Star is a January-debuting five-issue series written by Thompson with an artist to be announced. 

The character first appeared in July's Captain Marvel #8 and according to an announcement by Marvel "the mystery surrounding her identity combined with a stunning character design from artist Carmen Carnero had readers clamoring to learn more about who she was!"

"The excitement surrounding Star has been really fun to watch,” said Thompson in a press release. “And there's still a big surprise coming in Captain Marvel #11 later this month...and it's the kind of surprise that sort of demands a mini-series like this to explore the mysteries surrounding her and her importance and potential in the larger Marvel Universe."

Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel also describes reaction to the new character by the retailer community as "overwhelming."

"We’re very grateful and excited to push her even higher in the spotlight," said editor Sarah Brunstad. "We had such a great time developing her and waiting for her big moment, and I’m ecstatic that Carmen is staying with the character to do the covers for this miniseries."

"Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan was one of the victims caught up in Nuclear Man’s apocalyptic schemes and later became the hero STAR, adored by everyone." reads Marvel's official description of the series. "But in truth she was Dr. Minerva's attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the power and strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel — and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft. But something strange has happened, and Star now finds herself more powerful than ever before. And no one in the Marvel Universe is prepared for what it means."

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