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Over the course of several generations, the once mighty empire known as the United Republics of The Red Star slaughtered millions of it's own people by the order of a single man. The man was their leader, Imbohl, a mighty sorcerer whose insanity turned his people's Utopian dreams into a nightmarish scheme driven by the desire to create his own immortality. Haunted by the gOver the course of several generations, the once mighty empire known as the United Republics of The Red Star slaughtered millions of it's own people by the order of a single man. The man was their leader, Imbohl, a mighty sorcerer whose insanity turned his people's Utopian dreams into a nightmarish scheme driven by the desire to create his own immortality. Haunted by the ghosts of their nation's tragic past, the Heroes of the Red Star discover the true nature of their nation's struggle, abandon their duties as soldiers of the Red Fleet, and embark upon a quest to liberate their people from Imbohl's dark legacy. The Battle of Kar Dathra's Gate is a fictionalization of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. This unapologetic romantic saga utilizing the same 3-D modeling technology as today's best selling video games and animated features while heralding the dawn of a new era in visual storytelling....

Title : The Red Star Volume 1: The Battle of Kar Dathras Gate
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ISBN : 9781582401973
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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The Red Star Volume 1: The Battle of Kar Dathras Gate Reviews

  • Debi Linton
    2019-02-25 00:54

    Oh. OH. This is the most beautiful sequential art I have ever read. Inspired by soviet artistsand drawing from the history of Russia, Team Red Star (consisting of ten different people) tell a deeply moving tale of gods and magic in the middle of a civil war. This is one of those comics that mainstream reviewers will insist on called a true 'graphic novel', for the way is transcends mere genre comics. Gorgeous.

  • Jonathan
    2019-02-23 05:38

    The Red Star is best known as the first comic to successfully integrate CG along with good ol' pen and paper comic art. And I immediately dismissed it for this reason. Striking me as gimmicky, the merging of CG and comic art really has had little success in the past. I prefer traditional comic art, free of the perversions of computers. However, once I got around to reading the Red Star, I found a pleasant harmony of traditional and CG comic art. As a convert I here to tell you, it can work. The key here is knowing when and when not to use CG. The Red Star never makes the mistake of trying to render organic entities with CG, which is a relief because it doesn't work. Inorganic structure, such as ships and weapons, are rendered in CG to striking effects. Combined with the great comic art, the Red Star is a delight to behold.Make no mistake, the art is the Red Star's selling point. Thankfully, the story's no slouch. Based in an alternate universe were Russia wages war utilizing both technology and magic, the Red Star follows a likable cast struggling to find there way is a war torn world. Not the most original character springboard, but it's well done and ultimately the Red Star is as fun to read, as it is to see. If you hate war stories, avoid, if not enjoy.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-13 23:48

    I knew a few of the guys who worked on this series, and have to hand it to them for their sheer dedication to telling their own story. The world envisioned in Red Star is quite different from that of most comic books: a re-imagining of the Soviet Union set in an alternate universe where magic and technology are combined. The story's heroes are fighting in a war that's being waged for the wrong reasons, on behalf of a government that long ago stopped serving its people. There are some obvious parallels to the Russian experience in Afghanistan and Chechnya.The artwork is colorful and impressive, representing the Red Star empire with bleak tones and massive, ugly blocks of machinery. On the other hand, I found the writing a little too forced in its moralizing and angst-filled monologues. Also, this is one of those comic series where the artists get a bit carried away with their visual geeking-out, over simply telling the story.Not what I'd call a genre-transcending graphic novel, but one that's still quite impressive, especially for such a small team.

  • Jaimie
    2019-03-10 00:35

    EVen though the plot and themes of this graphic novel are absolutely predictable (war, loyalty to the State, loss, questioning authority) I was absolutely impressed by the sohpistication of the artwork and the overall book design. The use of colour is exactly what people mean when they refer to a "painterly" art style, and it is this mastery that gives the lacklustre story an emotive depth. Having a beautiful sorceress protagonist (and her equally endearing rugged soldier husband) as the focal point draws away from some of the blood and brutality of war - giving the scenery a much needed positive counterpoint and carefully placed I'm sure to draw in the fan boys. In a lot of ways I would have preferred for the author to just stick to illustration and not play at a plot, since clearly that is his strength. This is only the first volume though, so maybe he gets a bit more interesting later on.

  • nooker
    2019-02-21 02:00

    Love this book. The art is amazing and the story is fun. The fusion of magic and tech is perfect.

  • Mary Catelli
    2019-02-17 07:48

    Reviewed in The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 here:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Alger
    2019-02-26 06:57

    I first read this book Christmas morning 2000. Over those twelve years, it has no diminished in the poignance, eloquence, or grandeur. Looking back on them, they were groundbreaking in every sense of the word. Plus, the writer/artist Christan Gossett is perhaps top ten favorite artists of ALL TIME!!! His writing is superb and his art is top notch. This series never seemed to catch on and that makes me incredibly sad, because this could be one of the most incredible comic series put out in the new millennium. It deserves its acknowledged place in the canon of comic history.

  • Logan Young
    2019-02-16 05:36

    The main problem I had with the story was that it bashed me repeatedly over the head with its message. Truth and Justice good, tyranny bad, , the USSR was bad, OK I GOT IT LET'S MOVE ON. As for the art, the combination of pen and ink with CG is very interesting, and clearly tons of effort was put into it, but the overall aesthetic was too movie like for me and the fact it moved at reading speed was frustrating (if that makes sense).

  • Brian
    2019-02-19 06:41

    Great art- one of the first comics to combine hand-draw and CG art and make it work. The CG work adds depth and realism without feeling soulless. The writing in these issues was only OK- little heavy on monologue and exposition. I felt it alluded to too much without explaining what was going on-- it overreached its scope. This is corrected a bit in latter issues.

  • Gonzalo Oyanedel
    2019-03-05 06:00

    Propuesta bien escrita y mejor dialogada sobre la revolución Roja en uno de sus tantos futuros. Una historia sobre el amor, el deber y la decepción con algunos ripios en la acción, pero que se sostiene hast el final.

  • Ira Livingston
    2019-02-22 07:39

    The images within this story seem to be bigger than the pages, creating quite a unique feel of EPIC proportions to the storyline. Christian Gossett and his Red Star Team truly have created a masterpiece beyond your typical comic series. It blends Sci-Fi with Russian mythos. Highly recommended!

  • Silje
    2019-03-19 02:30

    Three stars for the story (so far - I need some more to make up my mind about it); five stars for the art.

  • Matt
    2019-03-12 05:54

    This is one of my favorite ongoing comic books. This starts slow, but only so they can introduce the rich world and characters. Stick with it, well worth the read.

  • Nutkin
    2019-03-18 07:33

    I thought that this comic had beautiful art and a haunting story. I look forward to reading the others and finding out where the creators are taking the story.

  • Allen
    2019-02-23 23:51

    Incredibly well-drawn and illustrated. Gives Russian totalitarianism a sci-fi spin. Not particularly deep though.

  • Jason
    2019-03-02 00:33

    Epic ! Story telling in a grandoise style, fantastic art.