Starward #1
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Starward #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Shavrin Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Stephanie Cohen's life is all going according to plan. The only problem is...the plan isn't hers! She's crushing it at college, but her fast track to a medical degree is something her parents decided for her, seemingly at birth. Stephanie was never consulted on her own life. So, now she's drowning in pre-med when she'd rather be studying classics, folklore, and mythology. But on the eve of her twentieth birthday, as Stephanie prepares to stare into her own personal summer abyss for yet another day...she gets a gift unlike any she could possibly expect.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 25, 2022

    Starward #1 manages to deliver in every way I could ask. A relatable protagonist is surrounded by an intriguing fantasy setup that looks to collide with an extremely grounded world. Layer on the immaculately done visual presentation and you have a story that feels primed to become something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 6, 2022

    Heavy Metal's Starward is an engaging and gorgeously devised science fiction adventure, presenting a story type that we need more of within the genre. A detailed but not overwhelming foundation is skillfully built here and leaves so many avenues of exploration open down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 3, 2022

    Starward #1 certainly dumps quite a bit onto both the reader and the main character, and some of the pseudo-mythology feels a bit much, but Stephanie takes the news she's some sort of reincarnated celestial being in stride while quitting her job, ignoring the college career she was never all that keen on, and beginning a brand-new journey. Read Full Review

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