on 10 May 2003
Unlike Bruce Willis, Jack Knight is not unbreakable. He's just a guy with a lot to live up to; the latest of the Knight family to
take up the mantle of Starman, protector of Opal City.
Like a lot of things when something hits you out of the blue, unexpected, they cause a heck of a greater impact. The first
graphic novel , Sins of the Father, collecting the initial story arc of the relaunched Starman did just that. It was something
bloody good from a quite unanticipated quarter. So when picking up Night and Day, which picks up where Sins left off I'm
already aware that I'm going to read a good comic. What I'm trying to clumsily say is I'm not sure whether this book is as good as the first book for the reasons stated. Jack Knight is still a great character, forced as he is to discover the hero in himself the hard way.
The first few issues in the collection detail his encounter at a travelling circus with a character that had been set up previously in Sins; a mysterious blue skinned alien who was once known by some as Starman.
The second story arc is where things get really good. Over several issues, and from as many different perspectives, a day in the life of the inhabitants of Opal city is told and the symbiosis of hero and villain is suggested to both generations of Starman. It's good stuff and highly recommended reading.
on 17 November 1998
Robinson grabbed the comics world's attention with his ground breaking mini-series The Golden Age, which present highly belived and whell charecterized versions of the charecters of 40s and 50s, be brought them up to date by giving them realistic foibles (The Tarantual becomes an alcholic because he developes writers block, Starman becomes a manic-depressive because of his role building the A-bomb). Shortly there after Starman exploded onto the scene, the story of the latest Starman (the younger son of the one mentioned above) Jack Knight. Whats kept me dumping my cash into this book (aside from the amazing Tony Harris Art) is the fantastic charecterizations, Jack as a person is proably more intresting then most people you know. So go buy Night and Day because I'm pretty sure what happens here has some pretty important ramfications in the up-coming storylines. Then go buy the other two trade-paper backs and then go a comic book store and not only demand back issues but that they hold Starman for you every month, 'casue if you don't they'll be an ass 'kicking!
on 19 November 1997
Starman is probably the most popular superhero comic book with adults who liked comics when they were kids. If this fits you, read the book. It manages to be a 90's comic book (much more intelligent than they were in your youth) and makes references to comics of the 40's-60's. This is the second collection. Check out the first, Starman: Sins of the Father.
on 7 May 1997
Okay, if you haven't read Starman, then read this . It is a prime example of "The best written superhero in comics" (Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly). If you like superbly written comics with killer art then you need look no further than this. Nothing more can be said except again READ THIS BOOK