Press Release

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 on Comixology — digital download for $4.99 and on — 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 receive updates.

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

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.

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, Fifth Element and Men In Black will enjoy this work.

Read our free 12-page preview and learn more about Argent Starr’s universe at our Web portal

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About the creators
Altemus, a life-long comics and sci-fi fan, is a New York based illustrator-designer, who’s art directed national magazines such as Penthouse and US. He was also the Creative Director behind many official souvenir magazines for films such as; Back To The Future, the first three Batman films, Blade Runner, Goonies, Gremlins, Jurassic Park, Mad Max, Star Wars, and The X-Files TV show. He was a partner and COO of the late ’90′s Silicon Alley internet development corporation, Interocity, and created the highly popular Altemus Collection of dingbat fonts sold world-wide.

Lyn T. Byrd a native Manhattanite and alumnus of New York City’s High School of Art & Design, was singer and keyboardist for 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 also a writer, artist, designer, singer, and songwriter, with over fifteen years experience in designing for print and the internet.

About Krel Komix
An independent publisher currently developing a number of properties created by Altemus and Byrd.

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