Announced at the NYCC Retailer Breakfast, Kelly Thompson is to write a new Star series, spinning out of Captain Marvel.
Five issues long, kicking off in January 2020, the artist will be revealed at the Women Of Marvel Panel during New York Comic Con.
And we also got a look at how things are going with Star and Captain Marvel in her upcoming next issue…
It's an improvement on Star trying to kill Carol Danvers at least. Let's take a quick flashback to the publication of Captain Marvel #10, featuring hot-new comic book star, Star. Especially after fans were denied all but a panel's appearance in issue #9…
And going one on one with Captain Marvel herself, revealed as the deceptor she was.
But who is she really? Well, we had some theories. And while sales and values for Captain Marvel #8, Star's first appearance went up and up, currently selling for around $13, and Captain Marvel #9 sold out, we suggested people might like a look at Captain Marvel #1 first…
… with the first appearance of the alliterative Ripley Ryan. And in today's Captain Marvel #10…
Revealed… Captain Marvel #1 from earlier in the year is selling at cover price or less…
Thanks to Richard Epstein and Sofia Annunziata, reporting for Bleeding Cool from the NYCC Diamond Retailer Breakfast. Catch up with more of our Retailer Breakfast coverage today with this handy-dandy tag.
Update: Bleeding Cool are naughty boys and girls and must send reporters to cover the news, but compliant media partner websites get solicits and can stay in bed:
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.
Update #2: And from Marvel.com, a press release:
Just announced at the New York Comic Con Retailer panel, Star, an exciting new addition to Marvel Comics' legendary lineup of Super Heroes, will have her very own limited series this January. The breakout character from CAPTAIN MARVEL will be starring in her own adventure entitled STAR, written by current CAPTAIN MARVEL scribe and Star's creator, Kelly Thompson!
Kelly Thompson also expressed her excitement at giving Star a shot at the spotlight: "With some really exceptional standouts like the creation of Miles Morales and Kamala Khan, it's pretty hard to get traction on a new character in modern comics, so the excitement surrounding Star has been really fun to watch. And there's still a big surprise coming in CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 on Wednesday, October 16… 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."
Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan was one of the victims caught up in Nuclear Man's apocalyptic schemes and later became the hero Star! Her heroics made her 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.
Said Editor Sarah Brunstad: "The plan to reveal Ripley Ryan as Star has been cooking since before the first CAPTAIN MARVEL script was on paper. The whole CAPTAIN MARVEL team has 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. Kelly wrote some great dialogue in issue #11 that get to the core motivations behind her attack on Carol. She's an extremely relatable character who's been twisted by the trauma she experienced from Nuclear Man in the first arc, and now she's driven by fear, by the need to be never be a victim again.
"We all loved the character from the beginning, but the fan and retailer response to her has been overwhelming. You don't often get to see that kind of enthusiasm for a brand-new character, and we're very grateful and excited to push her even higher in the spotlight. The reveal at the end of CAPTAIN MARVEL #11 is going to change the way Star interacts not just with Captain Marvel, but with the whole Marvel Universe. It's a major change — and what she does with her newfound powers is going to have longstanding repercussions."
In addition to Carmen Carnero's dynamic cover art, Jeehyung Lee will provide a variant cover for STAR #1.