Richard Dean Starr

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Richard Dean Starr
Born (1968-03-06) March 6, 1968 (age 46)
Torrance, California, United States
Occupation Editor
Short story writer
Screenwriter
Newspaper reporter
Film critic
Copywriter
Genre Suspense
Horror
Fantasy
Science fiction
Westerns
Website
http://www.richarddeanstarr.com

Richard Dean Starr is an American entrepreneur, editor, and author of fiction and graphic novels whose work has featured characters including Hellboy, Zorro, The Phantom, Kolchak: The Night Stalker,[1] The Avenger, The Green Hornet's Kato, and Wyatt Earp, among others. He is also a former journalist and film critic who has written for both newspapers and magazines.

In addition to his fiction and non-fiction, Starr is also an occasional copywriter and marketing consultant through his company, Diamond Pacific Media Group. In 2013 he wrote the revised story and first-draft screenplay for the feature film, "Artists Die Best in Black", based upon the novel by Martha Mabey and starring Malcolm McDowell and Luke Goss.

Biography[edit]

Starr was born in Torrance, California, but spent thirteen years in Florida. He returned to Los Angeles in 2006 and was named Special Projects Coordinator for Moonstone Books in 2007. Starr edited Tales of Zorro, the first anthology of original Zorro short fiction ever authorized by Zorro Productions, Inc. The collection was released in September 2008 as a mass-market trade edition featuring cover art by Douglas Klauba. A limited, signed edition, illustrated by Ruben Procopio and with cover art by Sergio Martinez, was released in the fall of 2009. The second volume, More Tales of Zorro, was released as a mass-market trade paperback in the summer of 2011.

Works[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

Hellboy[edit]

Zorro[edit]

The Green Hornet[edit]

Kolchak: The Night Stalker[edit]

The Lone Ranger[edit]

The Phantom[edit]

The Avenger[edit]

Other Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Fear Itself" (Cemetery Dance magazine, Stephen King Halloween issue, 2005)
  • "Eat Your Heart Out" (R. Allen Leider's Hellfire Lounge, 2009)

Novels[edit]

  • The Hurricane Key (Forthcoming)
  • Dead Beat: A Jack Switcher Auction Mystery (Forthcoming)

Graphic novels[edit]

  • Wyatt Earp: The Justice Riders (Moonstone Books, 2008)

Non-fiction[edit]

Journalism[edit]

As editor[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Artists Die Best in Black - Story and Screenplay (Uncredited) - ADBiB Productions, LLC, 2014
  • Storm Warning (alt. title: Storm Front) - screenplay - Four Score Films (option only), 1991
  • Wednesday Again - production coordinator, 2007
  • Shadowheart - production coordinator, 2007 (Uncredited)
  • Space Reserved - co-producer and production coordinator, 2007 (Unproduced)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lumley, Dan (April 20, 2009). "Comic book hobby comes full circle". Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.). p. B5. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 

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