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Richard Dean Starr is an American entrepreneur, editor, screenwriter, and author of fiction, comics, and graphic novels.[1] He is also a former journalist and film critic who has written for newspapers and magazines.

Richard Dean Starr
Richard Dean Starr
Richard Dean Starr
Born (1968-03-06) March 6, 1968 (age 51)
Torrance, California, United States
Short story writer
Newspaper reporter
Film critic
Science fiction

Starr is also a copywriter and marketing consultant through Diamond Pacific Media Group. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eread Technologies, Inc., which owns and is developing,, and other reading-centric domains.



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 second volume, More Tales of Zorro, was released in the summer of 2011. In 2016, Starr co-authored a comic book team-up featuring Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. with New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson.[2]

Starr has served as a judge for the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2009 Scribe Awards, awarded at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, and as a volunteer expert in the "Getting Published and E-Published" section of since 2006.[3]





The Green Hornet

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Sherlock Holmes

The Lone Ranger

The Phantom

The Avenger

Other short fictionEdit

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

Graphic novelsEdit

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

Comic booksEdit

  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Unnaturally Normal (with Kevin J. Anderson (Moonstone Books, 2016)[2][5]
  • Captain Action: The Complete Captain Action (as editor) (Moonstone Books, 2015)
  • Captain Action: King Size Special #1 (as editor) (Moonstone Books, 2009)
  • Captain Action: King Size Special #1 (A Variant) (as editor) (Moonstone Books, 2009)
  • Captain Action: King Size Special #1 (B Variant) Variant Cover (as editor) (Moonstone Books, 2009)
  • Captain Action: King Size Special #1 Variant Cover (as editor) (Moonstone Books, 2009)
  • Captain Action Series Editor (with Matthew Baugh) (Moonstone Books, 2008)

As editorEdit

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crossovers Casebook - Volume II (Moonstone Books, 2016)
  • More Tales of Zorro (Moonstone Books, 2011)
  • Tales of Zorro (Moonstone Books, 2008)
  • Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (Moonstone Books, 2008)


  1. ^ Lumley, Dan (April 20, 2009). "Comic book hobby comes full circle". Journal & Courier. Lafayette, Ind. p. B5. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Seifert, Mark (2015-10-19). "5 New Kolchak The Night Stalker Books Coming This February". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  3. ^ "Getting Published or E-published - Answers by Richard Dean Starr". Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  4. ^ "The Green Hornet Chronicles Reviewed By Dr. Wesley Britton of". Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  5. ^ "AMAZING NEWS: 5/3/15 - Amazing Stories". 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2016-07-03.

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