Atlantis Studios announced today the release of Rising Star #1, the first issue of an ambitious new four-volume continuation of the Star Runner Chronicles saga. Rising Star is the second sequel to the science fiction graphic novel Fallen Star (2021) and Dark Star (2022), which introduced readers to Aurora Palmer, a rebellious teen girl with strange, unpredictable powers, and a desire to understand her true origins.
In Rising Star #1, Aurora’s powers have continued to mature, even as her longing to explore the world of her parents has grown stronger. While her friends help her take this dramatic new step, she has begun having troubling visions of the future. As the first test launch of her re-built starship approaches, Aurora finds herself increasingly concerned about what might await her in the stars.
“Rising Star is our most ambitious Star Runner comic yet” explained series creator James Watson, “we see the culmination of Aurora’s desires to know where she came from, but she still struggles with real-life emotions we might all feel in life-changing decisions. In Aurora’s case, the choices are cosmic in nature and may have long-lasting consequences for those she loves!”
The Star Runner Chronicles is a five-volume graphic novel series on sale digitally and in print through retail outlets. It follows its heroine Aurora from the halls of high school, to inner rings of the Galaxy, and ultimately, to her destiny in the stars. This star-spanning series is written by James Watson and features top-notch artwork from leading professionals in the industry.
The series has also been optioned for development into a live action feature film Aurora: The Star Runner Chronicles, through a joint venture with New South Independent and Third Shift Media.
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About Atlantis Studios
Atlantis Studios is a Virginia-based sequential arts studio specializing in comics and graphic novels for science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure licensed properties. Since its creation in 1997, Atlantis Studios has created, published, or produced over 200 published works, many of them developed exclusively for clients in the film and television industry.
The Star Runner Chronicles is a graphic novel series, inspired by classic science fiction for young adults, such as books by Alexander Key (Escape to Witch Mountain) and Madeline L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time). It is available digitally and in trade paperback format at: www.StarRunnerComics.com