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Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns to take on Trump… we mean Plunddo Tram

Dreadstar Returns

Legendary creator Jim Starlin has found inspiration for his next villain in the current one in the White House. King Plunddo Tram will appear in Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns. Plunddo Tram is an anagram of Donald Trump. The crowdfunded Dreadstar Returns is Starlin’s return to world of Dreadstar for the first time in 30 years.

The further failure of Trump to do anything about COVID-19 had Starlin revisting and rewriting the script to his new series. Plunddo Tram wasn’t as despicable as he wanted him to be so he made him worse.

The comic series is sure to piss some off as it includes a drawing of King Plunddo Tram’s head on a pike, similar to Kathy Griffin’s 2017 photoshoot that caused controversy. But, 2020 is a different moment than 2017.

Dreadstar Returns was funded on Kickstarter raising over $135,000 from 1,696 backers. Orders are still open through Backerkit.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Jim Starlin Returns to Dreadstar

Dreadstar Returns

Ominous Press has launched Dreadstar Returns, with the return of Jim Starlin to the character!

Dreadstar Returns, an all-new 100-page hardcover graphic novel by legendary writer/artist Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos. After suffering an accident that injured his drawing hand a few years ago, Jim Starlin though his drawing days were over. But through hard work, Jim Starlin is back at the drawing board.

In addition to the Dreadstar Returns graphic novel, the Kickstarter campaign is offering the Dreadstar Guidebook, a 100-page hardcover companion volume chronicling the history and characters from the saga. The Who’s Who-style volume is written by Robert Greenberger.

The Kickstarter campaign, which runs until May 10, has a funding goal of $28,000. Reward tiers in addition to the graphic novel and guidebook, include Dreadstar Omnibus volumes, as well as the three-volume slipcase version; Legacy reprint issues of Dreadstar #1, featuring images by an array of superstar artists; sketch covers featuring original art by artists including Ron Lim, Dan Panosian, Rick Leonardi, Darick Robertson, Marc Laming, and Tom Nguyen; a logo T-shirt; the Jim Starlin collection of books from Ominous Press; and more.

SDCC 2015: Warren Ellis & Gale Anne Hurd Take on El Pantera for Universal + Kill Shakespeare!

UCP_Refresh_CMYK_FMAs San Diego Comic-Con 2015 kicks off, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has unveiled several new deals that will continue to fortify the studio’s growing genre library and cater to the high demand for television content inspired by science fiction, graphic novel and comic book stories. As part of its overall deal with Valhalla Entertainment, UCP today announced renowned graphic novel writer Warren Ellis, will adapt the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and Televisa format El Pantera as his first original TV series with Gale Anne Hurd set to executive produce and Televisa USA to co-produce.

Based on the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and hit Spanish language TV series adapted by Televisa, El Pantera is a vigilante crime drama set in a fictional metropolis on the U.S. Mexico Border. When a young officer is appointed Head of Police, he only has one request: He asks that his friend, who was wrongfully imprisoned, be set free. Under the guise of his rumored death, the two create ‘El Pantera’ to rid the city of the Mexican mob. Warren Ellis is set to adapt the comic with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment attached to produce and Televisa USA to co-produce with UCP.

UCP is also developing the award-winning cult British film, The Machine into a scripted series for Syfy with the film’s Caradog James set to write the script and John Giwa-Amu to produce. The story follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence.  But things go terribly wrong when the technology, designed to help injured soldiers, is hijacked by the government and used to create the ultimate robotic weapon. The Machine will follow multiple storylines as it takes a broad view of cutting edge scientific breakthroughs in genetic engineering, trans-humanism, and artificial intelligence.

Kill ShakespeareAdditionally, the studio has recently optioned the critically acclaimed comic series Kill Shakespeare, created by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, and released by IDW Publishing. This dark take on Shakespeare – which has also spawned a stage production and board game – pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill – or save – a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare. Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery are set to write.

UCP also announced this week a first-look production deal with legendary comic book publisher, Dark Horse Entertainment focused on developing and producing scripted programming from their extensive comic book library as well as new material.

Other notable genre projects in UCP’s development pipeline include: for Syfy: Channel Zero, a horror anthology series from Nick Antosca set to write the script, and Max Landis set to produce. The first season will be based on Candle Cove by Kris Straub, a story that originates from the user-generated internet horror phenomenon known as creepypasta;  Brave New World, based on the classic novel by Aldous Huxley published in 1932 with Les Bohem set to write, and Amblin attached to produce; Hyperion, based on the Hugo Award-winning science fiction novels that form The Hyperion Cantos by writer Dan Simmons with Bradley Cooper, Graham Kin, and Todd Phillips attached to executive produce and Itamar Moses to write the script and serve as co-executive producer.

UCP is also developing Dreadstar, based on the classic 1980s character from the Marvel-owned Epic Comics imprint by iconic Marvel comic book writer Jim Starlin with Evan Daugherty attached to adapt, BenderSpink attached to produce, and Starlin and Ford Gilmore set to executive produce.

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 7/4/12

THE BOYS #68

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

The next bad day: the Boys compare notes and find that all is very far from being as it should be. MM wants serious words with Butcher, Hughie gets Monkey exactly where he wants him, the Female has a revelation of her own- and news comes in of yet another fatality. Things continue unravelling fast, in part three of The Bloody Doors Off.
4 ISSUES TILL THE END!

VAMPIRELLA: THE RED ROOM #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by DAN BRERETON
Art by JEAN DIAZ
Covers by DAN BRERETON (33%), FABIANO NEVES (33%), ALÉ GARZA (33%)

Facing one super-charged fiend after another in a series of brutal death matches slowly takes it toll. A bruised, bloodied and broken Vampirella soon discovers a far more sinister fate awaiting her. After an evening of fighting to stay alive, the night has only pain and depravity in store at Rigger’s nearby compound.

WARLORD OF MARS #19

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by STEFANO MARTINO
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%)
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John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false and now thoroughly dead goddess who once ruled the entire planet. In doing so he lost his one true love, the princess Dejah Thoris, but there’s no time to mope–renegade priests of Issus have activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars’s fragile atmosphere, unless Carter can figure out a way to shut it down. He and his son, Carthoris, have no choice but to turn to the people they most despise, the Holy Therns. Carthoris catches the eye of a beautiful thern princess, but what will his father think?

NINJETTES #5

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by EMAN CASALLOS
Cover by ADMIRA WIJAYA
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It all comes together as Kelly, Skyler and Chelsea finally become the Ninjettes… and select their first kill! Guest-starring: Blood! Not Jennifer Blood, just gallon after stickily coagulating gallon of people’s blood, all over the walls and the floor and the cat and even in your hair! SO MUCH BLOOD. YOU’LL NEVER BE CLEAN.

THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #7

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

It’s new territory and a new arc for the Lone Ranger. With Tonto gravely wounded, the Ranger seeks help from a Ute Indian Shaman. As the Ute decide whether to offer help or simply kill the Lone Ranger on the spot, we begin to learn the secrets of Tonto’s past. How did Tonto come to be the brave without a tribe who discovered John Reid after the Cavendish gang’s ambush? All will be revealed in the Native Ground arc. Part one of six.

GREEN HORNET #26

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Covers by PHIL HESTER (33%), JONATHAN LAU (33%), BRIAN DENHAM (33%)

He’s been set up for murder. He’s been forced to battle a deadly doppelganger and left for dead. Now, Green Hornet must fight an entire city. A power-mad politician hopes to rule Century City on the back of the “villain” known as Green Hornet. Now, the city that Green Hornet and Kato have sworn to protect turns on them completely, and help arrives from the most unlikely source. The epic “Outcast” arc screams toward a conclusion that will forever change the legacy of the Green Hornet.

KIRBY: GENESIS – CAPTAIN VICTORY #6

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ALEX ROSS, STERLING GATES
Art by JOE ST. PIERRE
Cover by ALEX ROSS
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Following the disaster of Ilili, Captain Victory and his crew race back to Ranger Center to confront the traitor in their midst! But the traitor’s got a secret weapon of his own aboard the Dreadnaught Tiger, a sleeper agent activated if Victory ever discovered what was really happening within the Galactic Command.  Victory is forced to fight one of his own as Tiger 20 attacks!

ROBERT JORDAN’S WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD #27

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ROBERT JORDAN, CHUCK DIXON
Art by FRANCIS NUGUIT
Cover by JEREMY SALIBA

In the latest chapter of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World, Lan rescues Perrin and Egwene from their Whitecloak captors, delivering them back into Moiraine’s hands.  There’s no time to waste – they need to find Rand and Mat, now, before it’s too late!

DREADSTAR OMNIBUS VOL. 1 COLLECTION

376 pages FC  •  $29.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by JIM STARLIN
Art and covers by JIM STARLIN

The first complete chapter of Jim Starlin’s epic saga, collected in one volume, chronicling the adventures of Vanth Dreadstar, last survivor of the destroyed Milky Way Galaxy.  Dreadstar finds himself transported to the Empirical Galaxy, where he is recruited by the sorcerer Syzygy Darklock to help bring an end to the 200-year-old war between the corrupt Monarchy and the fanatical Instrumentality.

Created by the highly acclaimed Jim Starlin. His works include Amazing Spider-Man, Batman, Warlock, Captain Marvel, Cosmic Odyssey, Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk, Kid Kosmos and many more.

“Seminal, a worthy, weighty science fiction chronicle.”-Heidi MacDonald, Publishers Weekly

“Jim (Starlin) has written a story as relevant today as it was when it was first published.” -Walter Simonson

“One of the first real auteurs of this new generation of cartoonists.” -Al Milgrom