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.


Continue reading the exclusive interview with Christian @ Comic Book Resources   (link)

Alt-Soviet epic The Red Star could become the wildest show on TV

Christian Gossett’s The Red Star remains one of the most unusual comics of the past decade or so — an alternate history of the U.S.S.R. that mixes futuristic technology and sorcery. This sprawling saga was going to be a movie directed by Josh Trank — but now sources tell io9 it’s in development for television instead.

According to inside sources, Warner Bros. has lost the movie rights to The Red Star, which The Chronicle director Josh Trank was attached to direct.

Instead, the rights have moved to writing/producing duo Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who co-wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class and worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Sources tell us that Miller and Stentz are planning a TV adaptation instead of a movie. Original Film, which was producing the film version, is still involved. They’re hoping to sell Red Star to a premium cable network.

Red Star follows Maya Antares through wars in alternate versions of Afghanistan and Chechnya, and uses fantastical technology and magic to show a very different version of the Soviet Union, called the United Republics of the Red Star.

The series began in 1999, and its depiction of war in Afghanistan helped educate a lot of people about actual Afghan history after 9/11. In addition to its unusual blend of super-science, magic and alt-history, this comic also had unique visuals, thanks in part to its production process that used 3-D modeling and design elements to assemble every page.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Team Red Star!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Team Red Star!

Keep an eye out in 2014 for great news from The Red Star!!!

Have a great holiday season.
Team Red Star