The Motherland rises again as IDW Publishing re-issues writer/artist Christian Gossett’s groundbreaking series “The Red Star” in a collected Treasury Edition. Debuting in 2000, “The Red Star” is a magic-infused alternate reality inspired by Russian folklore that is being torn apart by war. “Treasure Edition” contains the 2002 story “Run Makita Run,” 2013′s “Rapid Fire” and more.
As the big re-release loomed near, Gossett spoke with CBR News about returning to the epic world of “The Red Star.” Over the course of our conversation, the creator revealed exactly what inspired his story of Mythic Russia, and how his approach to storytelling was unique in comics when the series debuted. Gossett also weighed in on the current odds of a film or TV adaptation of the sprawling tale, discussed his star-studded “Star Trek” short film “Anaxar” and more.