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Six years ago, a comic book called "Red Star" quietly appeared on comic book stands, but soon made noise with universal acclaim and sell-outs at comic shops nation wide. Featuring ground breaking 3D computer imagery, the series quickly developed a following that surprised creator Christian Gossett and his team. It's only fitting that such an innovative group would join forces with Weta Workshop (announced first on CBR News), the revolutionary effects house that brought "Lord Of The Rings" and "King Kong" to life. With Comic-Con International almost here, CBR News caught up with Gossett to learn about Team Red Star's convention plans and to get a first look at the latest Red Star book, "The Red Star: Sword of Lies."
"The new book, 'Sword of Lies' #1 just arrived yesterday, looking absolutely beautiful!" gushed Gossett when he spoke with CBR News Sunday. "We are looking forward to an amazing show, with a San Diego Comic-Con special foil edition of 'Sword of Lies' #1 (limited – only 500 copies made), that will be available exclusively at the con, and possibly on our website. We highly anticipate selling out the lot at the show. We are extremely lucky to once again be the guests of Gentle Giant this year at Comic-Con, the wizards responsible for the lovely mini-busts of Maya, Makita, and the long awaited Kyuzo bust. Thanks to the talented documentary film making team of Andrew and Jhennifer Webberley, we have some great visuals to jazz up our booth even more, and we will have the Playstation 2 video game demo available to play right in the booth."
Part of Gossett's excitement stems from the close involvement with Weta, and the trips down to beautiful New Zealand, which has been a source of inspiration for the creator. To show fans how the collaboration with Weta has progressed, Gossett provided CBR News with a breakdown of his time in NZ. "Here's a chronology of the trip," he said and continued, "April 7, 2006- I call Richard Taylor to let him know that I've got over a hundred pages of Red Star artwork that I'd like to hire the Weta design team to paint. The goal is the continuation of The Red Star storyline. Richard agrees. Bliss.