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Release of Chapter 7 & A New Director’s Cut

Official Press Release,
January 31, 2019 New York, NY

A SCI-NOIR, CYBER-PULP, ACTION-ADVENTURE, COMEDY

By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd

Our fans spoke and we listened!

Readers really liked our off-beat characters, beautifully realized world and unusual storyline, but had to read the books three times to keep track of everything. We realized that we gave readers too much too early, and that some complex story elements could still be made clearer. So we created an entirely new edit for the first four chapters of our tale, same story, only told better.

This retitled and re-cut Argent Starr — Tales From The Archives, features hot new covers, new pages, added interior art and a even a few new balloons. Now Argent Starr’s universe reads and looks better than ever. The rest of the series remains unchanged, but for our fans who already bought the first four chapters, congratulations, those versions will never be made available again, and you now own super-collectibles.

Argent Starr — Quest For The Cardinal Stone. Ch. 7: entitled LET’S DANCE, is 32 full-color pages, where things don’t go as expected, and the action ramps up for the half-alien technopath Argent Starr, his Latina bodyguard ex-sniper Mrs. Thorne and his ill-tempered talking cat Specter. Its sure to be an interesting ride for fans of the ‘different’! This is the 7th of 8 chapters in this story arc. And it doesn’t end there — a lot more science, fun and adventure is brewing with future issues and spin-offs already in production.

The new versions of books 1-4 are available on Comixology.com along with chapters 5-7 for only 99¢ ea, and on IndyPlanet.com as beautifully printed books for only $3.99 ea. or digitally for 99¢.

For more info on Argent Starr’s universe or to check out videos or our Webcomic, go to argentstarr.com. New chapters 1—3 are fully posted there and FREE for all to enjoy.

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Release of Chapter 6 on Comixology & IndyPlanet

Official Press Release,
September 04, 2018 New York, NY

A SCI-NOIR, CYBER-PULP, ACTION-ADVENTURE, COMEDY

By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd

Argent Starr — Quest For The Cardinal Stone. Ch. 6:  is 32 full-color pages, where things don’t go as expected at the Deca-Game, and the action ramps up for the half-alien technopath Argent Starr, his Latina bodyguard ex-sniper Mrs. Thorne and his ill-tempered talking cat Specter. Its sure to be an interesting ride for fans of the ‘different’! And it doesn’t end there — a lot more science, fun and adventure is brewing with future issues and spin-offs already in production.

The new versions of books 1-4 are available on Comixology.com along with chapters 5-7 for only 99¢ ea, and on IndyPlanet.com as beautifully printed books for only $3.99 ea. or digitally for 99¢.

For more info on Argent Starr’s universe or to check out videos or our Webcomic, go to argentstarr.com. New chapters 1—3 are fully posted there and FREE for all to enjoy.

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Chapter 5, released on Comixology & IndyPlanet

Official Press Release,
July 10, 2018 New York, NY

A WISE-CRACKING ACTION-ADVENTURE IN A SCI-FI NOIR SETTING

By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd

Chapter 5, is a full-color 29 page story, where things don’t go as expected for Argent and his team at the Deca-Game, and the action ramps up. The book is now available, on Comixology.com like all the earlier chapters for only 99¢, and on IndyPlanet.com as a digital download, also for 99¢ or as a beautifully printed book for only $3.99.

The rest of this seven book arc, for the story of The Quest for the Cardinal Stone, is sure to be an interesting ride for fans of the ‘different’! with the title’s bi-monthly releases.

Readers who want a sample of Argent Starr’s universe can check out our Webcomic at argentstarr.com. Chapters 1—3 are fully posted and FREE to all, If you want to read more get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION, new pages are being released every Monday and Thursday, until the tale is told. And it doesn’t end there — a lot more science, fun and adventure is brewing with future issues and spin-offs in production.

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Alto Bomra & Argent Starr


Video Premiere at the Opening of Alto Bomra

A new Argent Starr video short, a 13 minute guided viewing of chapter 1, premiered on the evening of December 9th at the opening of Sâo Paulo’s hot new post-industrial rooftop, arts and event space, the massive Alto Bomra!

It was a great afternoon and evening, 800 people, many of them fresh from the SP Comic Con, came to check out the unveiling of Alto Bomra, and ended up staying throughout the afternoon of music, past the twilight, and into the nighttime of videos and DJs.

Krel Komix is grateful for the opportunity to premiere our newest Argent Starr video to an enthusiastic audience of well over 350. The crowd even demanded a second screening, and the video also ran as a DJ backdrop throughout the rest of the evening. With this exclusive premiere showing, Krel Komix is sure to build its Sâo Paulo fan base.

Throughout the event, in addition to the Argent Starr video, there was a screening of the Underwater Dance video, music performances by Barbara EugÉnia + Tatç Aeroplano, Jucyara, Gal Costa, and DJs Trepanado, Trusty, and Issy Studio — a DJ’S collective, spun sounds until the 1am closing. The food for the evening was curated by Checho Gonzçlez, a pioneer in street food, who is famous for introducing Cheviche to SP.

With this showing, Krel Komix is proud to be supporting our Brazilian animation production partners Irmåos De Criacáo and want to congratulate Marcus Fernandes on this exciting new venture.

About Alto Bomra

ALTO BOMRA started as a dream, an idea that a disused post-industrial rooftop could come to life as an outdoor studio and a unique space for concerts and events. The idea being that, Alto Bomra will be a living magazine, where each event, each show or production is a new page that tells part of the contemporary Sâo Paulo story.

ALTO BOMRA occupies the rooftop of a former garment manufacturing building, that now houses the Lombroso Fashion Mall, and Alto Bomra would not be possible without the support and cooperation of LFM-with whom they share an urban vision for the future of this neighborhood.

The space includes well over 7,000 square feet of space, half outdoors, half covered, all situated high above the center of Sâo Paulo. This new venue wants to become a hub for urban pop culture; fashion, music, cinema, technology and good food.

ALTO BOMRA is directed by three distinct curators, working in partnership or separately, to create and implement projects: Jeezn Rosenthal, Carlos flour and Marcos Fernandes, each developing projects according to their dreams and aspirations.

In addition, ALTO BOMRA is also an open space ready to host events and receive creative proposals that will help expand and reinvent the city. Its an open and innovative platform (for real!) and they want to toast the city with a wide range of cultural initiatives.

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Chapter 4, of Argent Starr Station To Station released on Comixology & IndyPlanet

Official Press Release,
July 10, 2017 New York, NY

A WISE-CRACKING ACTION-ADVENTURE IN A SCI-FI NOIR SETTING

By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd


Chapter 4, STATION TO STATION, is a full-color 25 page story, that ramps up the action for Argent and his team. Its now available as a digital download on Comixology.com and IndyPlanet.com, for only 99¢.

Our fans spoke and we listened! The second printing of chapters 1, 2 & 3, features hot new covers, new page art and a tighter edit, now Argent Starr’s universe looks and reads better than ever.

The rest of this seven book arc, telling the story of The Quest for the Cardinal Stone, is sure to be an interesting ride for fans of the ‘different’! For bi-monthly release throughout 2017.

Readers who want a sample of Argent Starr’s universe can check out our Webcomic at argentstarr.com. Chapters 1 and 2 are fully posted and FREE to all, If you want to read more get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION, new pages are being released every Monday and Thursday, until the tale is told. And it doesn’t end there — a lot more science, fun and adventure is brewing with future issues and spin-offs in production.

To further help our audience, digital copies of chapters 1, 2 & 3 have been dropped to 99¢, on Comixology and IndyPlanet. Avid fans will want our beautiful POD copies, available through IndyPlanet for only $4.99 each, or one of our signed copies bundled with collectible trading cards, available in limited quantities directly from argentstarr.com.


 

argent_starr_ch_04-C1_mdChapter 4 follows Argent and company into the dead of night as they search for the stolen world-destroying alien weapon that’s been hidden and under Argent’s family’s protection for the last century. His team is drawn into an adventure by the seemingly unconnected actions of the rogue super spy Lazarus Stern, and a couple of out-of-control aliens, each pursuing their wildly different secret agendas on Earth. One of the alien’s is Rey Zyten a homicidal incestuous, super-grifter and shape shifter on the lam, the other is BoB Sixtwo, The Code’s degenerate drug-fueled agent saboteur.

Only one man on Earth, technopath Argent Starr, the half human son of an alien warrior-scientist, can deflect the coming threat. His team; the ravishing Latina commando Mrs. Thorne, and a trouble-making, brain-enhanced, Spanglish speaking cat, Specter. The trio are swept into an adventure pitting a shape-shifting alien gambler, interstellar mobsters, a super spy, a mysterious galaxy-controlling sect, and a drug-fueled BoB, against Argent’s hyper-tech powers of magic and super science.

The conspiracies get darker and the guns get bigger both on Earth and out in the wild cities across the galaxy, as Argent reveals his secretive past, and his team set out on a trail of casinos, flesh bars, and mystical artifacts.

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, fantasy and comedy. It features sex, drugs, gambling, espionage, mythical artifacts, showgirls, and quantum entanglement. Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Fifth Element and Men In Black will enjoy this work.

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Krel Komix is exhibiting at the NYCC
with an exclusive Vol. #1 Show Special

Official Press Release,
October 1, 2016 New York, NY

Krel Komix is exhibiting at the New York Comic Con Oct. 9 – 12 with an exclusive SHOW SPECIAL, Argent Starr — Tales From The Archives Vol. 1 Pre-Release & appearances by creators Altemus & Byrd.

This year Argent Starr creators Altemus and Lyn T. Byrd will be at our corner booth (#1245) in the Small Press area for interviews, to sign books, and chat with Comic Con attendees.

NYCC Show Special
Visitors to our booth can get a signed pre-release copy of Volume 1 of the graphic novel AND their choice of an Argent Starr poster for only $12.99 (regularly $13.99). This beautifully printed 104 page all-color collector’s volume includes all the action from chapters 1-3, along with pin-ups and background info on the universe, characters, locations and Argent’s magical tech.

As of Oct. 12, Vol. 1 will be released onComixology — digital download for $4.99 and on IndyPlanet.com — print-on-demand copies for $13.99.

We’ll be offering 7 different dynamic poster designs featuring characters from the series, exclusive sets of collectable Argent Starr trading cards, buttons, dice, matchbooks and a limited quantity of single issues 1-3 for those who want to sample our universe or complete their collection. Visitors can join our email list for a chance to win an Argent Starr T-shirt and recieve updates.

We will also be premiering an exciting animated trailer at the con, featuring the newly composed, kick-ass Argent theme by Luci Lightning and company (headphones provided).

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Chapter 3, Cyg City Blues
released on Comixology & IndyPlanet

Official Press Release,
September 5, 2016 New York, NY

Krel Komix announces the publication of chapter 3
of the graphic novel: ARGENT STARR — TALES FROM THE ARCHIVES

CYG CITY BLUES
By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd

Our striking full color 32-page issue, Cyg City Blues, is the third chapter of a six issue arc that follows Argent Starr and his crew on their quest to recover the Cardinal Stone, The book is available on Comixology as a digital download for $1.99 and on IndyPlanet.com for print-on-demand copies at $4.99.

About ARGENT STARR — Tales From the Archives
By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd

The year: 2062. “They” have a plan for Earth and they’re NOT going to ask if we like it or not. Is the fate of the planet really in the hands of a half-alien hero scientist, a female sniper, and a talking cat?

Only one man on Earth, technopath Argent Starr, the half human son of an alien warrior-scientist, 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 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.

In chapter three Argent and company investigate the theft of a long lost ailen weapon. The book follows Argent’s team and the seemingly unconnected actions of a rogue super spy, and a bunch of out-of-control aliens, all pursuing wildly different secret agendas on Earth.

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 Guardians of the Galaxy, Farscape, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The Fifth Element and Men In Black.

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Chapter 2, Seven On Earth
released on Comixology & IndyPlanet

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The second installment of Argent Starr: Tales From The Archives, Seven On Earth is now wrapped-up. 28 solid pages of story that continues following the out-of-control actions of BoB Sixtwo and Rey Zyten as Argent Starr tries to unravel the mystery of the stolen Cardinal Stone, an alien weapon-of-mass-destruction.

Our readers will want to check out the bonus material in the back; A glossary of alien slang translated from ‘Univerz’, a segment of Specter’s origin story, some schematics of Mrs. Thorne’s tech, and the origins of Argent Starr’s father BoB Seven.

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Chapter 1, Commencing Countdown,
released on Comixology & IndyPlanet

argent_starr_ch_01-C1_smThe final editing, inking, coloring and layout of first chapter Commencing Countdown of Argent Starr — Tales From The Archives is finished and is due to be released on Comixoligy and Indy planet. In the age of digital artwork and print on demand, is anything really ever “done”? Well we think this 36 pages of story is cooked and ready to serve.

 

Chapter 1 introduces various key characters and draws us into the heart of a mystery with Argent Starr and his bodyguard Mrs. Thorne. Be sure to check out the back pages to learn more about the radioactive exclusion zone, location of Argent Starr’s upstate NY residence the Glow Zone Motel.

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Krel Komix Announces the Publication
of an Exciting New Title

Official Press Release
New York, NY Jan. 1, 2014

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.com early 2014 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.

See our 12-page preview on the official website:
http://www.argentstarr.com/previews

Join us on Facebook.com/ArgentStarr or follow @argentstarr on Twitter.

The Creators

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.

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Title: Argent Starr — Tales From The Archives

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Contact: Lyn T. Byrd lyn@krelkomix.com