Rising Stars

    (Image, 1999-2005)
™ and ©2000 Michael Straczynski and Top Cow Productions, Inc.

In this series, J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the popular Babylon 5 television series, asks the difficult questions about a world with superpowered beings. How would they learn to cope with their powers? How would they really interact with each other? And how would the rest of society cope with these powerful beings suddenly in their midst?

For example, Pyro has the power to control flames. As he grows up, even other superpowered children fear his abilities. Later, he finds himself ostracized and turns to a life of entertaining and petty crime. Soon, the patriotic super-hero named Flagg—a childhood acquaintance who has gone “corporate”— is hunting down Pyro.

In the tradition of Astro City and Watchmen, Rising Stars follows the life of these and other heroes in a realistic, character-driven story which explores the world of costumed super-heroes as they might exist in the “real world.”
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#0
March, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
5 copies available from $3.25
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, David Finch
#0 Variation A
June, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
7 copies available from $1.50
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, David Finch
#0 Gold Edition
August, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $29.99
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, David Finch
#0.5
August, 2001
Cover Price: $2.95
5 copies available from $1.50
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#0.5 Variation A
August, 2001
Cover Price: $2.95
3 copies available from $5.40
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Keu Cha
#0.5 Variation B
August, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
2 copies available from $5.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Keu Cha
#0.5 Variation C
August, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Keu Cha
#1
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
3 copies available from $2.75
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 - 2nd printing
October, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
4 copies available from $1.13
2nd Printing Cover; Foreward by Neil Gaiman J. Michael Straczynski, Neil GaimanKeu Cha
#1 Variation C
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
2 copies available from $9.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation E
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
2 copies available from $2.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation F
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
1 copy available for $5.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation G
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
2 copies available from $2.75
Another Universe/Wizard World variant (boy standing in foreground looking at large glowing sphere, Wizard World/AU markings); Foreword by Neil Gaiman J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation H
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
2 copies available from $3.25
’Battle Scene’ variant; Triptych cover (right); Foreword by Neil Gaiman J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation I
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
2 copies available from $2.25
’Children Playing’ variant; Foreword by Neil Gaiman J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#1 Variation J
August, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
1 copy available for $7.99
Triptych cover (center); Foreword by Neil Gaiman J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#2
October, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
14 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#2 Variation A
December, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
3 copies available from $5.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#2 Variation B
December, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
3 copies available from $9.50
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
#3
December, 1999
Cover Price: $2.50
12 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#4
January, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
9 copies available from $1.50
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#5
March, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
7 copies available from $1.50
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#6
April, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
11 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#7
May, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
12 copies available from $0.75
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#7 Variation A
May, 2000
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $7.50
Stormkote Chrome Cover; Solicited by Dynamic Forces; Edition Size of 2000 J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#8
June, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
11 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#9
August, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
7 copies available from $1.25
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#9 Variation A
August, 2000
Cover Price: $0.00
2 copies available from $7.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#9 Variation B
August, 2000
Cover Price: $0.00
2 copies available from $6.50
Dynamic Forces Exclusive variant; Edition size of 5000 J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#9 Variation C
August, 2000
Cover Price: $0.00
2 copies available from $9.50
Dynamic Forces Exclusive variant; Gold foil stamped title; Edition size of 2000 J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#10
October, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
9 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
#11
November, 2000
Cover Price: $2.50
8 copies available from $0.25
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Marlo Alquiza
#12
January, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
10 copies available from $0.75
J. Michael StraczynskiKen Lashley
#12 Variation A
January, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
2 copies available from $4.99
J. Michael StraczynskiKen Lashley
#12 Variation B
January, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
3 copies available from $7.00
Monstermart Exclusive Gold Foil Cover by Gary Frank; Gold foil stamped title J. Michael StraczynskiKen Lashley
#12 Variation C
January, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $5.90
J. Michael StraczynskiKen Lashley
#13
March, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
15 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Marlo Alquiza
#13 Variation A
March, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
4 copies available from $5.00
Dynamic Forces Gold Foil Cover by Christian Zanier; Gold foil stamped title; Solicited by Dynamic Forces; Editon size of 2750 J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Marlo Alquiza
#14
May, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
21 copies available from $0.60
J. Michael StraczynskiStuart Immonen
#15
June, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
15 copies available from $0.60
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#16
July, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
9 copies available from $1.75
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#16 Variation B
July, 2001
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $39.99
Two figures flying against green storm background on cover; Limited to 2,001 J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#17
August, 2001
Cover Price: $2.50
10 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#18
January, 2002
Cover Price: $2.50
11 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#19
September, 2002
Cover Price: $2.50
18 copies available from $0.85
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#20
October, 2002
Cover Price: $2.99
21 copies available from $0.90
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#21
January, 2003
Cover Price: $2.99
11 copies available from $0.65
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#22
November, 2004
Cover Price: $2.99
9 copies available from $0.80
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#23
December, 2004
Cover Price: $2.99
8 copies available from $1.75
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
#24
March, 2005
Cover Price: $2.99
6 copies available from $1.99
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
Ashcan #1
October, 2000
Cover Price: $2.95
4 copies available from $0.99
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, David Finch
Ashcan #1 Variation A
March, 1999
Cover Price: $2.95
1 copy available for $9.99
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
Ashcan #1 Variation B
March, 1999
Cover Price: $5.00
6 copies available from $5.75
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
Ashcan #1 Variation C
March, 1999
Cover Price: $6.95
1 copy available for $2.75
Dynamic Forces Exclusive variant; Gold foil stamped title; Edition size of 5000 J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha
Book #1
November, 2000
Cover Price: $19.95
3 copies available from $14.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, Christian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Jason Gorder, John Livesay, Edwin Rosell, Victor Llamas, Gary Frank
Book #1 - 3rd printing
3-Oct-2004
Cover Price: $19.95
2 copies available from $5.99
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, Christian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Jason Gorder, John Livesay, Edwin Rosell, Victor Llamas
Book #1 Leather Edition
June, 2001
Cover Price: $69.00
1 copy available for $69.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, Christian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Gary Frank
Book #2
3-Oct-2004
Cover Price: $19.95
1 copy available for $15.00
J. Michael StraczynskiChristian Zanier, Ken Lashley
Book #3

Cover Price: $19.99
1 copy available for $5.00
J. Michael StraczynskiBrent Anderson
Book #4

Cover Price: $19.99
1 copy available for $19.99
Fiona Kai AveryStaz Johnson, Karl Moline, Al Rio, Dan Jurgens
Book #5

Cover Price: $16.99
2 copies available from $16.99
J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Kai AveryKen Cha, David Finch, Christian Zanier, Ken Lashley, Brent Anderson
Deluxe Set #1

Cover Price: $59.99
1 copy available for $78.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha, Christian Zanier, Stuart Immonen, Brent Anderson, Ken Lashley
Special Edition #1
July, 2000
Cover Price: $2.95
2 copies available from $1.00
J. Michael StraczynskiKeu Cha