IDW Announces Upcoming Series STAR MAGE

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Press Release:

Alchemy and Science Fiction Collide In ‘Star Mage’

Author JC De La Torre makes his comic debut for IDW!

San Diego, CA (February 20, 2013) – From the author of the acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, JC De La Torre, comes the intergalactic epic, Star Mage! A stellar mix of two unlikely genres, this series will be essential for readers of all ages!

Star Mage offers a unique take on the coming-of-age tale as Darien Connors learns about his peculiar heritage and the powers that come with it. With a war looming between two alien races of necromancers, Darien will be cast into a world of wizardry, warfare and wonder.

Star Mage 1 coverStar Mage is a sci-fi romp with a heart,” said series editor Tom Waltz. “Part Ender’s Game, part Last Starfighter… heck, even part Star Wars… Star Mage remains fresh and exciting, and will appeal to high-adventure readers of all ages!”

Written by JC De La Torre, Star Mage will feature covers and interior artwork for issue #1 by Ray Dillon and picking up with issue #2 art duties will be taken over by Franco Cespedes. De La Torre released the breakneck novels Ancient Rising and Rise of the Ancients: Annuna to critical acclaim, pitting the ancient Gods of old against mankind. Dillon’s work has been featured on a number of IDW covers including Mars Attacks, The Last Unicorn, & Borderlands: Origins.

Star Mage has been a project I’ve passionately worked on for two years,” says JC De La Torre, “Teaming with the excellent folks at IDW has been a dream come true and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see us finally make our debut. With the beautiful artwork of Franco Cespedes and Ray Dillon and a story that fuses magic with spaceships, aliens and even mixes in social issues like bullying, I’m hopeful that not only will the fandom accept Star Mage as an impactful contribution to comic book history but grow to love the tale of Darien and his peculiar friends.”

Look for this star-studded adventure to hit shelves this April!

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for