Starcross’d – Volume 1
Not all that glitters is gold, and not all those who wear dresses are ladies.
Lord Thorne is frustrated at every turn in his efforts to make lucrative marriages for his step-children; headstrong Elinor deems her suitors dullards, while her shy twin Hugh is far more interested in the theatre than in courting ladies.
This tale follows the high-strung siblings as they stumble into the ribald world of Elizabethan theatre. Here they meet their matches in the form of Leonard, a drag actor having a crisis of identity, and Oliver, a young trans thespian with everything to prove. What ensues is a comedy of errors worthy of the Bard himself – mistaken identities, bawdy romance, and melodramatic twists abound. Is a happy ending in store for our actors? Maybe, if the stars align…
CREATOR: GC Houle
LENGTH: 142 pages
FILE TYPE: PDF
Irfon-Kim Ahmad (verified owner) –
This book was absolutely fabulous and gave me all kinds of ridiculous emotions. My only complaint is that Volume 2 isn’t due out until LATE 2020, and I have no idea if I’ll even be alive then at the rate the world is going!
Pterry Lee (verified owner) –
Gorgeous, funny, Shakespeare?? I love this story to bits
Hannah (verified owner) –
ahh, what a delightfully queer romp!! I love seeing these characters explore gender identity and expression in an elizabethan setting. the art style and costumes are gorgeous, and I really love and care deeply about all of these characters. I think the conflicts make sense and aren’t contrived, and I can’t wait to see how things are resolved in the next volume. I really especially love that this has plus size leads!!
fabbrosonia91 (verified owner) –
I fell in love with this comic in 2020 when I had a subscription, and I couldn’t wait for the whole story to be published! (also love that what I read in 2020 is basically what is included in Volume I).
The characterisation is amazing, and so are the story and plot development. The colourway is stunning, it’s incredible how the creator is able to achieve so much with a limited palette. The style is also gorgeous.
Reading this comic means falling in love with every page (and longing for more after the last page)!