“The Adventures of Starman” is back, exploring the story and kicking some evil tech behind it.
February 6, 2018. That’s when it happened. SpaceX has launched its first Falcon Heavy tri-booster rocket. First off, we saw two boosters land on earth simultaneously, a display so phenomenal that some actually thought it was a fake. Then the next part was even more fun and absurd, when the world saw Elon Musk’s personal cherry red Tesla Roadster floating in Earth orbit with a SpaceX astronaut suit in the driver’s seat, nicknamed Starman. . It was a day that inspired not only myself but millions of people around the world. However, it’s probably fair to say that no one has been more inspired than a man named Eli burton, who took it upon himself to make Starman even more of a symbol than he already was.
I’d be surprised to see a Tesla fan who hasn’t heard of or seen Eli’s work. Whether it’s comics The Adventures of Starman, which sold in the tens of thousands and can be found in the studios of many YouTubers (complete with hats and flamethrowers from The Boring Company), or this time at the Model Y unveiling when Eli got a shout ‘Elon Musk for his awesome Hollywood-grade Starman Costume. Eli’s work has spread widely.
Now, The Adventures of Starman is back with a 5th edition. While the plot of the comics is still largely a secret, we do know a few things, like that Starman will face a new villain who, for all intents and purposes, is the well-known 21st century corporate surveillance device. so far only under the name of “Grand Technology.” Another fun plot tidbit we already know is that this comic, by fan demand, will finally feature the Tesla Cybertruck, making an appearance when Starman needs it most.
Unlike previous Starman comics, the 5th installment will be 60 pages instead of 40 and will have a hard cover like a book. According to Eli, they “realized that to do justice to Starman’s origin story, we had to expand it to over 60 pages and publish this episode as a book. We really appreciate everyone who supports us on Kickstarter because we’re really breaking the bank to make this episode, but it’s worth it. Starman is an incredible symbol of our future on earth and in space. It is an honor to help get her message across.
Eli also shared with us his motivation behind this latest episode, saying that “The The Adventures of Starman begins as an inspiring story of facing self-doubt, overcoming challenges and ultimately becoming the best in yourself and answering your call. I see so often in life that people get stuck. Stuck in relationships, jobs, or other situations and difficulties that prevent them from becoming who they were meant to be. This story aims to rekindle that passion and inspire the reader to literally reach for the stars. This is a theme that definitely suits this current period full of difficulties and uncertainties.
The new graphic novel Starman begins is currently on this kickstarter page which has just been launched.