The Stardust Kid #1

June 27, 2005 | Comics


The Stardust Kid #1
J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Ploog
Image Comics
$4.40 ($3.50 US)
**** (out of five)

Their amazing series Abadazad is on the shelf for the time being, but that can’t keep J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog from making a new one.
With the same fanciful imagination that made Abadazad — on hiatus until the legalities resulting from the bankruptcy of CrossGen Comics are resolved — DeMatteis and Ploog present an eerie modern fairy tale with The Stardust Kid.
Cody DiMarco has a new best friend, Paul Brightfield, and though they can’t quite put their fingers on it, Cody’s mom and former best friend both have a funny feeling about him.
Little do they suspect that Paul is actually an ancient magical creature that lives in a nearby park — a fact that Cody is well aware of and loves.
But as the friendship between the young boy and his amazing companion grows, something much more sinister starts making its move on the park.
It’s great to see DeMatteis and Ploog back working together and The Stardust Kid shows they haven’t missed a beat.

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