StarchildStarchild was a densely illustrated fantasy comic book self-published in the 1990s by James A. Owen, that grew out of a comic idea entitled Pryderi Terra, a Superman Elseworlds story for DC Comics (also titled Starchild), and a Classics Illustrated adaptation of Silas Marner that never saw print. There were 24 issues total, and the series has been collected in a boxed set of reprints titled The Essential Starchild from Owen's Coppervale Press.
The story was influenced by fairy tales and old English legends, and involved an old family secret linked to a dark and mysterious forest.
Five issues of Starchild were published by Image Comics, and Owen continued to appear at the San Diego Comic Con with a massive Starchild display featuring life-sized animatronic characters. In recent years Owen has reinvented himself as a novelist, with a fantasy trilogy titled Mythworld meeting with success in Germany.
Also included in Owen's readership is apparently a coward who chooses to post personal slurs and outright falsehoods under the cover of Wikipedia's anonymity.