The Stars Below

Zack Smith (Writer) and Rich Ellis (Artist) PRESENT:


$.99 – Ages 9+ – In the tradition of such tales as “Stuart Little” and “The Cricket in Times Square,” a young pigeon is literally swept into the Hayden Planetarium and is awed by his first-ever view of the stars. But when he finds you can’t see the stars from the streets of New York, he sets off on a dangerous quest to reach the city’s highest point — and realizes his dream in a way he never expected.

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Reviews and Interviews about this one-shot

“Here is the quintessential New York survivor’s story, told with warmth, humor and vibrancy. And there’s even a chase scene.” -Junot Díaz (Drown, This is How You Lose Her, Pulitzer Prize Winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)

“THE STARS BELOW is the best single-issue comic I’ve read in months. REALLY great. Check it out!” -Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil,

“Read Zack Smith’s beautiful comic story THE STARS BELOW. You’ll get warm fuzzies. And love a bird.” -Brad Meltzer (The Tenth Justice, Identity Crisis, History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s DECODED)

“‘The Stars Below’ by Zack Smith and Rich Ellis – simply lovely. Favorite book of the week.” -Bryan Q. MIller (Batgirl, Smallville)