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The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 1 The Classic Super Hero Series STARMAN, Starring A Gen X Super Hero, Is Re Presented In High Quality Format By James Robinson BATMAN FACE THE FACE And Tony Harris EX MACHINAThe Super Heroic Legacy Of Starman Is Renewed In These Stories, In Which Jack Knight Antiques Collector And Dealer Inherits The Name And Powers Of His Father S Old Starman Identity From His Older Brother, Who Has Been Assassinated Reluctantly Adjusting To His Role, Jack Reinvents The Look Of Starman, Ditching The Traditional Red And Green In Favor Of Black Leather And Aviator Goggles But Jack Has Inherited Than A Heroic Identity From His Brother He S Also Gained A Foe The Beautiful But Mentally Unbalanced Nash, Daughter Of The Villain Known As The Mist Jack Also Must Come To Grips With The Shade, The Morally Ambiguous Former Villain Who Decides To Become Jack S Mentor


10 thoughts on “The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 1

  1. says:

    When his brother is killed, Jack Knight is forced to take up his father s legacy, the legacy of Starman, and protect Opal City as best he can.As I ve said in other places, the 1990s were a bleak time for superhero comics There were variant covers, gimmick covers, stunt storylines out the ass, and everything was grim and gritty for the sake of being grim and gritty However, there were some bright spots Starman by James Robinson was on of those bright spots Unlike most comics, Starman was actu When his brother is killed, Jack Knight is forced to take up his father s legacy, the legacy of Starman, and protect Opal City as best he can.As I ve said in other places, the 1990s were a bleak time for superhero comics There were variant covers, gimmick covers, stunt storylines out the ass, and everything was grim and gritty for the sake of being grim and gritty However, there were some bright...


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    I like to joke around with Lou, my pal who orders the graphic novels for the library I tell him how much I hate superheroes because it seems like nothingthan guys in costumes fighting, and he tells me that I m reading the wrong superhero graphics But, hey, he s a good sport orders titles I suggest like Shirtless Bear Fighter so when he insisted I take Starman for a spin, I d have felt like a villain if I said no.And, I gotta say I didn t hate it In fact, I rather liked it It was I like to joke around with Lou, my pal who orders the graphic novels for the library I tell him how much I hate superheroes because it seems like nothingthan guys in costumes fighting, and he tells me that I m reading the wrong superhero graphics But, hey, he s a good sport orders titles I suggest like Shirtless Bear Fighter so when he insisted I take Starman for a spin, I d have felt like a villain if I said no.And, I gotta say I didn t hate it In fact, I rather liked it It was suspenseful, well drawn, and pretty darned entertaining.Starman is a re...


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    Starman changed my life.I started reading the series about a year and a half after its inception and I immediately identified with Jack Knight, the misfit living up to his father s ideal, finding his own place in the world I loved Opal City in all its glory and I loved the people who inhabited it No graphic story has meant, or ever will mean, as much to me.I own all of the single issues and the trade paperbacks, and w...


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    I ve dabbled in the Starman series and always had a soft spot for James Robinson s work especially his historical perspective on golden age heroes , but I ve never read the complete story of Jack Knight, so when I saw volume one of the Starman omnibus on sale at a local used bookstore I had to grab it.First a few things that I found myself a bit disappointed in I have to admit that I found some of the writing to be a bit sloppy Perhaps Robinson was trying to capture some sort of idiom with I ve dabbled in the Starman series and always had a soft spot for James Robinson s work especially his historical perspective on golden age heroes , but I ve never read the complete story of Jack Knight, so when I saw volume one of the Starman omnibus on sale at a local used bookstore I had to grab it.First a few things that I found myself a bit disappointed in I have to admit that I found some of the writing to be a bit sloppy Perhaps Robinson was trying to capture some sort of idiom with his characters or felt that he was being experimental with his prose, but I often found the wording of some of the characters speech to be a bit tortuous and oddly constructed The art was also not always stellar no pun intended in this...


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    Re Read August September 2017.Not sure how I ever failed to actually write a review on this before Starman is the Gold Standard for Superhero Storytelling Hell, I d say it sets the bar for comics in general This gorgeous 6 volume set showcases the entire run of the James Robinson series, and he takes no prisoners, right from the beginning.This series reinvents the Starman character and the mythos and rogues gallery and concept for modern readers, while still remaining utterly faithful to t Re Read ...


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    I have a problem I m not a hoarder, but a collector I let my collections define me I let them tell other people who I am and what I love, but mostly, I let them tell me who I am I use them to ug up all these holes A bad childhood A bad love life An unforgiving loneliness A merciless desperation And now, 15 years of work has...


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    I d never read Starman before, but I d heard a lot about it, all good And it s all true Starman is an oddly permanent fixture in the DCU I ve seen him, in the classic costume, in dozens of books, not really knowing who he was but still liking that very iconic, very visible costume The costume is gone very, very quickly here Robinson s version is not really about the identity of Starman, and it s certainly not about the c...


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    Wow This is just wow Great Wunderbar Incredible Maybe I should elucidate I ve enjoyed comics practically all my literate life, really becoming a fan in the mid seventies By that era, the staples of the super hero genre the heroes from DC and Marvel were pretty well established I spent many an hour delving into the treasure trove of their history The comic books and characters that had their start since that era, however, I ve usually found lacking I ve bought many a premiere issue Wow This is just wow Great Wunderbar Incredible Maybe I should elucidate I ve enjoyed comics practically all my literate life, really becoming a fan in the mid seventies By that era, the staples of the super hero genre the heroes from DC and Marvel were pretty well established I spent many an hour delving into the treasure trove of their history The comic books and characters that had their start since that era, however, I ve usually found lacking I ve bought many a premiere issue, wanting to get into the character, along with its setting, its supporting cast, its rogues gallery and ended up being disappointed The magic just wasn t there So anyway, back in 1994, the new Starman came out I heard a lot of good things about it, but money was tight and comics weren t as appealing to me as they used to be I didn t check it out I mean, hey, Starman I always considered him just a Green La...


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    I d heard about Starman for a while now, but had never read the comics so I was curious to see if it lived up to its reputation At first, I wasn t that impressed with what seemed a standard story of a son reluctantly taking on a father s hero mantle, but they quickly got multiple intriguing storylines going that sucked me in and turned me into a fan.I loved how they made this a modern comic, but incorporated all the older Golden Age history of Starman without making it seem hokey And I was rea I d heard about Starman for a while now, but had never read the comics so I was curious to see if it lived up to its reputation At first, I wasn t that impressed with what seemed a standard story of a son reluctantly taking on a father s hero mantle, but they quickly got multiple intriguing storylines going that sucked me in and turned me into a fan.I loved how they made this a modern comic, but incorporated all the o...


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    This was a Christmas present to myself, an omnibus collection of the first 17 issues of Starman, a comic I loved as a teen and, it turns out, still love today As usual when something hits my nostalgia bone, I get as wordy as hell and cant shut up so the tldr of this is it s a really fun, good, quirky offbeat comic Starman is a strange book in many ways, something that really stood out at the time and has become something of a 90 s classic since, a reputation that is very deserved Launched i This was a Christmas present to myself, an omnibus collection of the first 17 issues of Starman, a comic I loved as a teen and, it turns out, still love today As usual when something hits my nostalgia bone, I get as wordy as hell and cant shut up so the tldr of this is it s a really fun, good, quirky offbeat comic Starman is a strange book in many ways, something that really stood out at the time and has become something of a 90 s classic since, a reputation that is very deserved Launched into the regular DC universe, the place where Batman and Superman and Green Arrow have been playing for decades now, Starman was, from the start, not designed to be an ongoing episodic story It has a beginning, a middle, and an end, something that is incredibly rare in mainstream superh...


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