When Rising Stars first debuted in 1999, people hailed its fresh take on the superhero mythos, grounding the fantastic in reality. The groundbreaking series by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor) spawned three spin-off mini-series and has influenced successful TV shows like The 4400 and Heroes. Now, every issue of Rising Stars, from the #0 to the last issue of the last mini-series, is collected into one comprehensive softcover. This edition includes Rising Stars #1-24, #0 issue, #1/2 issue, Prelude issue, Rising Stars: Bright, Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead and Rising Stars: Untouchable.
A giant ball of light was heading to Earth, when it flashed everyone in utero was changed. Years later there was an earth quake a a local elementary school. When pieces of the school started to fall a young boy gave an example of his incredible strength. What will happen to these children with incredible power? How will the world react to them.