Ominous Press tells us: Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos, Gamora, Drax, and the Infinity Gauntlet, offers an art book and a lavishly illustrated novella. As « Avengers: Infinity War » dominates the worldwide box office, the legendary Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet, Drax, Gamora, and many more, is joining with Ominous Press to release two exciting projects!
Ominous Press is proud to present the Jim Starlin Collection on Kickstarter.
Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin & Mindgames: A Hardcore Station Story
The first is Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin, a new collection of Starlin artwork, most of it never published previously. The 112-page hardcover spans Starlin’s entire career, including classic images, rare private commissions, personal work, never-before-published sequential pages, and even the world’s first glimpse of a new Dreadstar story.
This is pure Starlin, in all its cosmic power and glory. The images contained in the Black Book are all hand-picked by Jim Starlin, who has written commentary throughout. The cover is brand new, and may well be the last image Starlin draws after an accident injured his drawing hand.
The second project is an oversize hardcover edition of Jim Starlin’s illustrated prose novella Mindgames, a science-fiction epic set on Hardcore Station.
In Mindgames, telepath Dr. Zareb Alter is in reality a former member of a notorious interstellar crime organization. Alter is pulled back into his dirty family business as he tries to solve a murder on Hardcore Station. Along the way, he must contend with a genetically-altered collection of power-enhanced psychopaths, as well as deviants of all kinds, if he intends to reach the heart of the mystery.
Starlin’s expansive, lavish artwork for Mindgames will be reproduced in gray tones, as the acclaimed illustrator originally intended. The result is a graphic and narrative tour de force from a master storyteller.
Described by the creator himself as « Starlin-brand sci-fi and weirdness » and checking in at more than 100 pages, this is the only hardcover publication of this story. Mindgames is the beginning of a four-part Hardcore Station story cycle.
JIM STARLIN ART PORTFOLIO
Limited to only 250 copies, the Jim Starlin Art Portfolio can be had for a pledge of $95 or more. The portfolio contains five of Jim Starlin’s most exquisite illustrations, printed on thick paper stock at 9 inches by 12 inches. We’ll be revealing each of the five images over the duration of the campaign. The pledge level includes both physical and digital copies of Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames.
Dreadstar print by Jim Starlin (1st of 5 prints)
Thanos & Captain Marvel print by Jim Starlin (2nd of 5 prints)
Mongul & Superman print by Jim Starlin (3rd of 5 prints)
JIM STARLIN COSMIC AUTOGRAPH REWARD
Written by Jim Starlin and drawn by Mike Mignola, COSMIC ODYSSEY is a seminal DC Comics saga, a four-issue Prestige Format series that is hailed as one of the pinnacles of cosmic storytelling. Sets of the complete COSMIC ODYSSEY mini-series, autographed by Jim Starlin, are available for a pledge of $200 or more. The pledge level includes both physical and digital copies Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames.
JIM STARLIN BAT-O-GRAPH REWARD
Perhaps the most acclaimed of the Jim Starlin-Bernie Wrightson collaborations, BATMAN: THE CULT is widely seen as a landmark tale of the Caped Crusader. Best known for his cosmic tales, Starlin was equally at home writing street-level tales of Batman, and in his close friend Bernie Wrightson, found the perfect artistic partner. Sets of the complete original four-issue Prestige mini-series, autographed by Jim Starlin, are available for a pledge of $200 or more. The pledge level includes both physical and digital copies of Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames.
JIM STARLIN SILVER AUTOGRAPH REWARD
The Silver Surfer returns to Zenn-La in a harrowing and tragic tale, written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Bill Reinhold. Pristine, unread copies of the oversize graphic novel, hand-signed by Jim Starlin are available for a pledge of $150 or more. This reward tier includes both physical and digital copies of Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames.
JIM STARLIN LEGACY PROJECT
As part of the Jim Starlin Collection campaign, Ominous Press is excited to announce the Jim Starlin Legacy Project, featuring original art rewards from a host of the acclaimed comic artists to celebrate Jim’s storied career. An accident last year injured Jim’s drawing hand, leading him to devote himself to writing full time. So in order to make original art a part of this campaign, we have enlisted a slate of Jim’s collaborators and admirers to execute pieces featuring Jim’s creations and most well-known characters. We’ll be offering one original per day as a reward tier, from creators like Phil Hester, Tom Raney, Rick Leonardi, Graham Nolan, Andy Smith, Darryl Banks, Paul Harding, and many more.
The rewards also include hardcover copies of Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and the illustrated novella Mindgames. All of these art pieces are one-of-a-kind originals, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Check back each day for a new offering!
Bart Sears Dreadstar Original Art
From the creator of the Ominous Universe comes a celebration to the Master of the Cosmic. Bart Sears has beautifully illustrated a one-of-a-kind piece of art featuring Dreadstar and his vast cast of characters. This gorgeous piece is fully inked and measures 11 inches x 17 inches, making it a true showpiece for any collector’s wall. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
Phil Hester OMAC Original Art
Legendary writer/artist Phil Hester, known for his acclaimed Green Arrow and Swamp Thingruns, as well as his catalog of brilliant creator-owned titles, has masterfully penciled this tribute to Jim Starlin’s OMAC! Offered at the $750 pledge tier, this piece measures a full 11 inches by 17 inches, brilliantly inked by Bruce McCorkindale. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
Graham Nolan Original Captain Marvel Art
Longtime Batman artist Graham Nolan, creator of the villain Bane as well as the classic Monster Island series (coming soon from Ominous Press), has delivered a sublimely illustrated depiction of Jim Starlin’s creation Thanos in a battle for the ages with his longtime foe Captain Marvel. Graham’s inked art measures a full 11 inches by 17 inches, and will go to one lucky backer. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
Darryl Banks Original Thanos vs. Mongul Art!
Acclaimed artist Darryl Banks, co-creator of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner along with Ominous Press Editor-in-Chief and Lead Writer Ron Marz, tackles two vile villains created by Jim Starlin. The latest addition to the Jim Starlin Legacy Project is a stunning work of art featuring Starlin’s signature creations Thanos and Mongul in a titanic tussle. Darryl made his Mongul mark by including the villain in some of his first Green Lantern issues, and drew Thanos in the landmark Green Lantern-Silver Surfer crossover. This inked artwork measures a full 11 inches by 17 inches, and obviously, is one of a kind. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
Jeff Johnson Original Adam Warlock Art
Jeff Johnson’s extensive credits include Marvel’s Wonder Man, DC’s Green Lantern with Ominous Press Editor-In-Chief and Lead Writer Ron Marz, among others. His variant cover for Demi-God #1 from Ominous Press was a stunner! Jeff has illustrated one of Jim Starlin’ssignature characters, Adam Warlock, in this gorgeous inked piece. Jim took the reins on Adam Warlock in 1975 in Strange Tales #178, and his work forever changed not only the character, but the landscape of the Marvel’s Cosmic Universe. Jeff’s beautiful original measures 11 inches by 17 inches, and can be yours for a pledge of $750 or more. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
Paul Harding Original Joker Art
Renowned artist and sculptor Paul Harding makes no secret of his love for the Clown Prince of Crime, having drawn and sculpted the Joker to great acclaim. Paul has penciled and inked this truly terrifying vision of the Joker as he appeared in the landmark “Death in the Family”storyline, which was of course written by Jim Starlin. Paul’s bloody terrific piece measures a landscape 17 inches by 11 inches, and is available now for a pledge of $750. Shipping costs to be calculated when campaign ends.
JIM STARLIN ORIGINAL ART REWARD
Here is your opportunity to own a truly unique piece of original artwork by Jim Starlin. The 13″-by-18″ pencil-and-ink piece depicts Thanos battling the Incredible Hulk (with much the same outcome as seen in Avengers : Infinity War). Sean HusVar of Ominous Press is donating this sought-after piece to the campaign.
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SHIPPING WILL BE CHARGED THROUGH OUR PLEDGE MANAGER AFTER THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
We will charge backers a shipping fee based on the cost for our fulfillment partners to ship from their hubs to you. We will ship your rewards to the hubs of our fulfillment partners. From there, our partners will ship out packages to you as soon as they are received.. Please review the shipping chart below for estimates of what we expect shipping to cost. PLEASE NOTE: shipping costs may increase due to circumstances beyond our control, or via the addition of extra copies and items.
Approximate shipping amounts you should expect from our pledge manager upon completion of the campaign :
USA: approximately $12
Canada: $12 – $15
EU: €7 – €14
Aus & NZ: $22
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The vast majority of work on Black Book: The Art of Jim Starlin and Mindgames is already complete. All art is in hand, meaning that only the editing, production, and printing phases of the project remain. Editing and production are already in process, and are expected to be complete by the time the Kickstarter campaign ends.
Assuming we are successfully funded, both books will be sent to press shortly after the campaign’s conclusion. Proofing, printing, and shipping to our offices will take a few weeks, and then fulfillment can begin. Delays due to unforeseen circumstances are always possible, but we anticipate a smooth process and on-time delivery.