ARGENT STARR — TALES FROM THE ARCHIVES
WISE-CRACKING ACTION-ADVENTURE IN A SCI-FI NOIR SETTING
By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd
Our striking full color 36-page premiere issue, Commencing Countdown, is the first chapter of an ongoing series that will be available on Comixology as a digital first and on IndyPlanet.com for print-on-demand copies. Issue one will be available for sale as of mid-Sept., 2013. The digital version will sell for a special introductory price of 99¢, and the print version for $3.99.
About ARGENT STARR — Tales From the Archives
The year: 2062. “They” have a plan for Earth and they’re not going to ask if we like it or not. Only one man on the planet, technopath Argent Starr, half human, half alien, can deflect the coming threat. His team; the ravishing badass commando Mrs. Thorne, and a trouble-making, brain-enhanced talking cat. The trio are swept into an off-world adventure pitting shape-shifters, alien gamblers, interstellar mobsters and a mysterious galaxy-controlling sect, against Argent’s hyper-tech powers of magic and super science.
Chapter one follows Argent and company into the dead of night as they investigate the seemingly unconnected actions of a rogue super spy, and a couple of out-of-control aliens, all pursuing wildly different secret agendas on Earth.
The sci-fi noir scenario of Argent Starr is adult entertainment combining hard science, soft sex and satire, for the geeky and not-so-geeky masses; a mix of action-adventure with elements of fantasy and comedy, featuring sabotage, assassins, sex, drugs, high-stake casinos, and espionage. Fans of properties such as Farscape, The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai, Fifth Element and Men In Black will enjoy this work.
Three issues are currently completed and two more are in production. The story has a finished script for a run of at least 24 issues. Current plans are for bi-monthly releases.
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Altemus, life-long comics and sci-fi fan, is a New York based illustrator, graphic designer and type designer, recipient of well over a 150 national design, illustration and typographic awards. He has created artwork for broadcast networks, advertising and movie posters. He has art directed numerous magazines including Penthouse and US, and the official souvenir magazines for fantasy and sci-fi films including; Blade Runner, Back To The Future, Gremlins, Goonies, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Mad Max, the first three Batman films, and The X-Files TV show. He was a partner and COO of the late ’90?s Silicon Alley internet development corporation, Interocity. He has designed and currently markets a series of over 50 dingbat fonts sold world-wide.
Lyn T. Byrd is a native New Yorker born in Manhattan, and attended New York City’s High School of Art & Design, before being recruited by one of the ’80s first wave of synth-pop bands,Comateens. The band was also among the first in the industry to record solely with a drum machine, joining the ranks of the burgeoning electropop avant garde along with bands such as The Normal, Suicide, and Kraftwerk. She is a writer, artist, designer, singer, and song writer, with over fifteen years experience in designing for the internet.
Learn more about Argent Starr’s exciting universe and motley crew of characters at our Web portal argentstarr.com.