Before the Metabarons there were the Castakas, a clan of lawless pirates - this is their story.
"The Metabarons" recounted the extraordinary saga of the genealogy of the galaxy’s ultimate warrior. But his ancestors also had ancestors. And far from being noble warriors with an inflexible code, one will discover they were in fact disloyal, vengeful pirates born out of brutality and war. From legendary creator Alejandro Jodorowsky and artist Das Pastoras, and for all of those who dreamt of a sequel to "The Metabarons," comes instead the origin tale of their first ancestor, Dayal de Castaka.
Born in 1956, Julio Martínez Pérez is a Spanish comic artist who works under the pen name Das Pastoras. He published his first professional work in a special 1983 issue of El Víbora and co-founded the fanzine Zero, which published other renowned artists of his generation. In 2007 he was hired to draw Castaka, a new cycle of Alexandro Jodorowsky's Metabarons saga. In addition to the French market, Das Pastoras has been working for US comic books since the late 2000s.
"As usual, Jodorowsky weaves a science fiction story like nothing you’ve read before...What further pushes this graphic novel into top-shelf status is the exciting artwork of Das Pastoras... who delivers on every level." - SciFiMonkeys.com "This is what makes Jodorowsky's work brilliant really; the ability to tell both the brutal and the beautiful, the ugly and the magnificent - all in an overarching story that's both engaging, entertaining and enjoyable." - Figures.com "I get transported away into a universe that's full of tragedies and hope, a universe and bloodline so fully realized, vast, and complex that with every re-reading I keep finding new things to discover and changes the way I see how comics can be done." - 9th Blog "...it is deep like the work that Jodorowsky is know for and that is what makes it exciting and a very interesting read." - MediaMikes.com "Castaka is an indefatigable exercise, very well-made..." - tcj.com
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