Liam Sharp’s Starhenge on course for July launch from Image – and it looks amazing…

Starhenge #1 Cover A by Liam Sharp - Diamond Code MAY220015 SNIP

Liam Sharp cuts loose in the upcoming Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon & the Boar, a six issue fantasy/sci-fi series launching from Image Comics in July. The publisher describes it as “visually stunning”.

I describe that as nothing short of an understatement, after getting a sneak peek at the double-length first issue.

In Starhenge, a future Merlin travels to 5th-century Britain to prevent monstrous time-traveling killer robots from robbing the universe of magic- and Amber Weaver’s lively present-day narrative reveals how she becomes drawn into a war across time.

Not only does the book look, utterly incredible; the scope of the story, steeped in Arthurian legend, spanning past, present and future, mashing magic with SF, is pretty breathtaking.

“I’ve wanted to do my own Image comic for 30 years. I’ve wanted to do a Merlin comic for even longer than that!” Liam says. “This is a culmination of so many dreams and ambitions of mine finally being realised, and that makes it the most exciting and personal comic project I have ever done. I can’t wait to see it on the shelves!”

  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 1
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 2
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 3
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 4
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 5
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 6
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 7
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp 8

Well, after reading #1, neither can I – although hand held up, as Liam’s first regular editor, back in my Marvel UK days, when he cooked up a storm with Dan Abnett on Death’s Head II, you’ll forgive me for being a just a little biased…

Image describes Starhenge as “The Terminator meets The Green Knight“, a “sprawling 30-page first chapter inspired by the Arthurian legend and infused with sci-fi action”.

And that’s just #1… what’s the rest of this series going to be like? Please do give it a look!

• Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon & the Boar #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday 6th July 2022 | Pre-order your copy now!

Starhenge #1 Cover A by Liam Sharp - Diamond Code MAY220015
Cover A by Liam Sharp – Diamond Code MAY220015
Starhenge #1 Cover B by Liam Sharp - Diamond Code MAY220016
Cover B by Liam Sharp – Diamond Code MAY220016
Starhenge #1 Cover C by Chris Weston - Diamond Code MAY220017
Cover C by Chris Weston – Diamond Code MAY220017
Starhenge #1 Cover D by Ben Templesmith - Diamond Code MAY220018
Cover D by Ben Templesmith – Diamond Code MAY220018
Starhenge #1 Cover E by Christian Ward - Diamond Code MAY220019
Cover E by Christian Ward – Diamond Code MAY220019
Starhenge #1 Cover F by Ryan Brown - Diamond Code MAY220020
Cover F by Ryan Brown – Diamond Code MAY220020
Starhenge #1 Cover G by Matylda McCormack-Sharp - Diamond Code MAY220021
Cover G by Matylda McCormack-Sharp – Diamond Code MAY220021
Starhenge #1 Cover H by Mike Perkins - Diamond Code MAY220022
Cover H by Mike Perkins – Diamond Code MAY220022

Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon & the Boar #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play

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Things To Come…

  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp - Things to Come
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp - Things to Come
  • Starhenge #1 Sample Art by Liam Sharp - Things to Come

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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