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Jeff Harvey

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Omar Karindu

Subj: I thought it was Wally who made "the similar invasions" comment (NT)
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 at 07:17:56 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Starro and the Star Conqueror
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 at 07:32:53 pm EST (Viewed 3 times)

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> > From Wikipedia:
> > During Grant Morrison's run on JLA, the team twice faced a different member of Starro's race; this member was much larger, colored green rather than purple, and was known simply as "the Star Conqueror" or "It". When it first appeared, it took control of the Flash and countless innocents in a town, intending to capture and control the rest of the JLA when they arrived and use them to form a galaxy-conquering army. However, the Spectre warned the JLA about this, and they thus convinced
> the Spectre to briefly remove their powers for the battle. While the rest of the team kept the Star Conqueror's slaves distracted, Batman, the only team member with no powers anyway, immobilised the Flash and drove the Star Conqueror away. In its second appearance, this creature manipulated the dream worlds of the people under its control, and was finally captured by the Lord of the Dreaming with the League's assistance.
> >
> > Scott
>
>
> It is pretty obvious, that the Star Conqueror was a updated version of Starro, meant to be more intimidating by Morrison.
>
> The JLA acted like they had not the slighest idea of the danger they faced or noticed the uncanny similarity to their old foe. No one said stuff like: Flying little stars and mindcontrol? You think, that this critter is maybe Starro in a new form or his bigger badder brother?
>
> But apparently good ole Starro somehow crept back into continuity, leaving this little inconsistency most likely a result of SPB retcon punches. \:\-D

In JLA #23, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it line in which Batman refers back to "similar past invasions" as "weaker probes" and a Starro attack on the JLA is shown on a display screen in the background.

The implication here is that Starro is identical with the Star Conqueror, and that the latter is just the more powerful version that sent out the previous Starros as extensions/probes. I seem to recall Morrison saying as much interviews around that time. DC editorial seem to have demanded that the two be separate characters, based on the Secret Files entries.

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It
displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

> > > From Wikipedia:
> > > During Grant Morrison's run on JLA, the team twice faced a different member of Starro's race; this member was much larger, colored green rather than purple, and was known simply as "the Star Conqueror" or "It". When it first appeared, it took control of the Flash and countless innocents in a town, intending to capture and control the rest of the JLA when they arrived and use them to form a galaxy-conquering army. However, the Spectre warned the JLA about this, and they thus convinced
> > the Spectre to briefly remove their powers for the battle. While the rest of the team kept the Star Conqueror's slaves distracted, Batman, the only team member with no powers anyway, immobilised the Flash and drove the Star Conqueror away. In its second appearance, this creature manipulated the dream worlds of the people under its control, and was finally captured by the Lord of the Dreaming with the League's assistance.
> > >
> > > Scott
> >
> >
> > It is pretty obvious, that the Star Conqueror was a updated version of Starro, meant to be more intimidating by Morrison.
> >
> > The JLA acted like they had not the slighest idea of the danger they faced or noticed the uncanny similarity to their old foe. No one said stuff like: Flying little stars and mindcontrol? You think, that this critter is maybe Starro in a new form or his bigger badder brother?
> >
> > But apparently good ole Starro somehow crept back into continuity, leaving this little inconsistency most likely a result of SPB retcon punches. \:\-D
>
> In JLA #23, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it line in which Batman refers back to "similar past invasions" as "weaker probes" and a Starro attack on the JLA is shown on a display screen in the background.
>
> The implication here is that Starro is identical with the Star Conqueror, and that the latter is just the more powerful version that sent out the previous Starros as extensions/probes. I seem to recall Morrison saying as much interviews around that time. DC editorial seem to have demanded that the two be separate characters, based on the Secret Files entries.
>
> - Omar Karindu
>
> "A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It
> displeased me." -- Doctor Doom


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