Marvel Comics announced its newest superhero Star will headline a new limited series in January 2020.
Announced this morning at the Retailer Panel at New York Comic-Con, Star spins out of the pages of Captain Marvel, with the new series written by Captain Marvel writer Kelly Thompson with an artist to be announced.
“The excitement surrounding Star has been really fun to watch,” Thompson said in a statement. “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.”
“The whole Captain Marvel team loved the character from the beginning, but the fan and retailer response to her has been overwhelming. We’re very grateful and excited to push her even higher in the spotlight,” Editor Sarah Brunstad added. “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.”
The cover and solicitation for January's Star can be found below.
STAR #1 (OF 5)
- Written by KELLY THOMPSON
- Penciled by TBA
- Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
- Variant Cover by JEEHYUNG LEE
- THE BREAKOUT CHARACTER GETS HER OWN DEATH-DEFYING SERIES!
- 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. 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.