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Comic Book / The Red Star

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Down and defeated,

The Red Star is a Historical Fantasy Graphic Novel by Christian Gossett and published by Image Comics. Set in a parallel Magitek world.

It features Maya, a former army sorceress with fire powers, on her way to pay her respects to her dead husband Marcus on their anniversary. She recounts the battle that destroyed the United Republics of the Red Star after its defeat at the hands of Al'istaan and killed her husband.

Received a video game adaptation in 2007. Unrelated to the Web Comic Red Star.

Tropes included:

  • Talking to the Dead: Maya is writing a letter to Marcus in the opening, and her friend Alexandra, having told her that Marcus was dead and forced her to safety, tells him that she knows he would have wanted it.
  • Tap on the Head: Alexandra uses a punch in the jaw to overpower Maya.
  • The Tragic Rose: Maya brings them to the grave.
  • We Have Reserves: The attitude of the Republics' high command.