Superstar as Seen on TV (2001) comic books
(W) Kurt Busiek (P) Stuart Immonen (I) Wade von Grawbadger Every generation produces an icon that encapsulates it's moment in history. In the late '30's /early '40's it was... SUPERMAN--paragon of truth, justice and democracy for a war-torn world. In the early to mid '60's it was... SPIDER-MAN--luckless nerd whose powers celebrated the exuberance of youth during a time of social upheaval at the birth of the "youth culture". In the early '90's it was... SPAWN-dark, undead demon whose hell-born heart was motivated by undying love in a world embracing personal greed. Today, it is... SUPERSTAR--in a world of "boy bands" and "bellybutton girls" he is the celebrity's celebrity. A hero so beloved by his fans that they are willing to empower him with their very life-force! SUPERSTAR is a hero for the Twenty-first Century and the first original take we've seen on the genre in nearly a decade. And that AIN'T hyperbole! Jim Valentino Publisher, Image Comics A new look at superheroes from the writer behind Astro City and Marvels. Meet Superstar, a superhero with a twist: the more popular he is, the more powerful he is. With the public behind him, he can work miracles -- but without them, he's nothing. Superstar's made a deal with his father, an international media tycoon, to promote him and keep him powerful enough to save the world. But now he walks a fine line -- between staying famous enough to do the most good, and becoming just another "property" in his father's portfolio. In this self-contained introductory graphic album, Superstar has to deal with a global threat from his deadliest enemy, the techno-genius Robo Sapiens, while coping with media intrusion, personal betrayal, and his father's merchandising plans. All the action, suspense and characterization you expect from Kurt (Avengers) Busiek and Stuart (Superman) Immonen plus, an incisive look at superheroes and celebrity in a world where fame literally is power. Cover price $5.95.