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New Companion Focuses on 70s Influential Comics Series

From 1974 to 1979 Mike Friedrich published Star Reach, a science fiction anthology geared towards adults and meant to bridge the gap between the underground comic culture and the main stream superhero books. It featured art by Howard Chaykin, Walter SimonsonJim Starlin, Dave StevensBarry Windsor-Smith and many others. It also had prose pieces like The Doors Of His Face, The Lamps Of His Mouth by Roger Zelazny. 18 issues were released before Friedrich stopped publishing in 1979.

The-StarReach-CompanionNow TwoMorrows Publishing has released The Star Reach Companion by comic historian Richard Ardnt. The 192 page book is a complete history of the independent comic series highlighting its importance to the comic industry. The book also features full stories from Star*Reach and its sister magazine Imagine, including a Cody Starbuck story by Chaykin, Marginal Incident by  Steve Leialoha and Siegfried and the Dragon by P. Craig Russell.

The book is available now at comic book shops, retail stores and on They are also offering a digital preview here.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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