Incoming: NEXUS 101/102, STARSTRUCK 1

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© Rude Dude Productions.

I don’t know if this is available in shops yet, it was given to me by artist/publisher Steve Rude in San Diego. With this double issue the new four-part NEXUS story is finally complete. Despite the long wait, it’s a great read, in my opinion.

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© Rude Dude Productions.

Steve’s art is still top-notch, and Mike Baron’s dialogue is swell. Plus, you can decide if you think I can still do the old hand-lettering on the art-boards thing.

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© Elaine Lee and Michael W. Kaluta.

Don’t think this one is out yet, it’s an advance copy given to me by the editor, Scott Dunbier. This is an alternate cover, too. STARSTRUCK was begun and largely produced in the early 1980s, but it has never looked as good as it does here, with all new and superb coloring by Lee Moyer and fabulous new covers by Kaluta.

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© Elaine Lee and Michael W. Kaluta.

I lettered this early in my career, and it was the first time I was really asked to stretch as a letterer. The story called for all kinds of styles and titles. I had a blast doing it. When I look at it now, I see a lot of things I wish I’d done better, but overall it’s not too shabby. If you’ve never entered the complex but entertaining world of STARSTRUCK, I suggest you give this issue a look.

Okay, I’m biased, but I like ’em!

2 thoughts on “Incoming: NEXUS 101/102, STARSTRUCK 1

  1. Jared

    I just gathered and re-read all my Nexus issues – I didn’t realize there were more coming out. This makes me immensely excited… thanks!

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