Wandering Star to Return This Summer as Omnibus
Dover Publications, which specializes (in the comic field) in reprinting works that deserve to be better known or have gone out of print, will be bringing out a terrific science fiction comic epic this June.
Teri S. Wood’s Wandering Star originally ran 21 issues from 1993-1997. (The first 11 were self-published, with Sirius Entertainment putting out the final 10.) I enjoyed reading it a lot, since it’s a true science fiction comic, combining galactic warfare, a future Earth, and a spunky young woman in a spaceship, all done in Wood’s ornate style. I’m glad to see it return, particularly with a foreword by Maggie Thompson and an afterword by fellow SF artist Carla Speed McNeil (Finder).
Dover will be collecting all 21 issues in a hardcover omnibus, plus extras. According to Wood, “I have also taken the time to retouch many of the interior pages, fixing small art and text errors, and bringing the story closer to my original vision. … This Dover publication will also feature a 32-page color insert, collecting all of the covers, plus paintings, and reproductions of some of the original, limited-edition prints, colored just for this book.” You can see more related art pieces at Wood’s website.
when this was announced on Dover’s Facebook page, I truly went squeee. This was a huge favorite back in the day, and I can’t wait to see if it holds up (and fully expect it to). Dover is on a roll
I read the self published issues back in the 90’s. Lost track of it when it moved to Sirius and I moved cross country. So happy to see it back in print.
Oh man, and I just found a trade that the first two volumes in it. I hope I can find a place to sample it, see if it’d be worth the upgrade or not.