- Posted by Johanna on October 30, 2010 at 8:13 am
- Category: Comic News
You may not be familiar with the comic Starstruck, although it’s been around in various forms for over twenty years. It’s written by Elaine Lee and has art by Michael Kaluta, and it’s been published and reprinted by Marvel’s Epic imprint, Dark Horse, and most currently, IDW.
Now, the science fiction comedy enters a new venue, with a radio drama adaptation. (This may not be as farfetched as it seems, since the comic began life as a play in 1980. Here’s an excellent history with lots of pictures.)
The AudioComics Company announces their debut full-cast audio production of Starstruck on compact disc and pay-per-MP3 download; the show will also air on selected radio stations throughout the United States, beginning with WMPG FM in Portland, ME. The recording of the play that became the critically-acclaimed independent comic book series comes just after the completion of the remastered 13-issue Starstruck comic series from IDW Publishing, which will be available as a 360-page hardcover collection in February of 2011.
Produced by The AudioComics Company in association with Portland Community Radio WMPG, the audio adaptation of the original off-Broadway production was adapted for the medium of audio by co-creator Elaine Lee, and directed by AudioComics Company co-founder William Dufris. (Bill is best known to audiences as the voice of “Bob the Builder”.) The recording also employs composer Dwight Dixon’s re-recorded music from the original 1980s stage productions, as well as several new compositions.
Set many years after the events of the comic book series, Captain Galatia 9 and the crew of the Harpy are on a mission for the United Federation of Female Freedom Fighters. When the Harpy runs into a living ship inhabited by a team of galactic evildoers, including Galatia’s insidious sister Verloona Ti, the outcome of the battle may well decide the fate of the free universe!
Starstruck will be available October 31, 2010 as a two-disc CD set for $22.95, and pay-per-MP3 download for $6.45 per act ($12.90 total) through The AudioComics website. Compact discs and pay-per-MP3’s will also be available through ZBS.org, iTunes, CD Baby, and The Spoken Network.