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Subj: Was Starman the most GenX/90s comic ever?
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 at 07:47:36 pm EDT (Viewed 244 times)

It gets my vote.

Jack Knight is into grunge, flannel, and vintage collectibles, clothes, and stuff. Resentful of his Golden Age father's superhero career.

Jack's non-costume screams cynicism/irony/sarcasm.

Most issues were very navel-gazing contemplative of nostaglia, legacy, and self-doubting issues. Often the same psychodrama of resenting his dad, or thinking about his dead older brother or somesuch.

He does the superhero "gig" for a while till he retires to San Francisco.

Jack gets raped by a woman (producing his son) and bequeathed the Starman legacy to a girl. Feminist bonafides, right there!

Obviously, I'm not a huge fan of the series. But it certainly has its fans and acclaim. And it did lead to the late 90s JSA which WAS quite awesome, IMO.