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Subj: Re: Nice article on James Robinson's Starman series
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 at 04:06:36 am EDT
Reply Subj: Nice article on James Robinson's Starman series
Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 at 07:34:56 pm EDT

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Here's a nice article that gives you a good idea of what the book is about and gives a brief summary of the first five issues:
http://www.comics101.com/?page=C101

If you haven't ever read James Robinson's Starman series, please give it a try. Jack Knight (the hero of the book), is my favorite Starman, and this series is one of the finest I've ever read.

It is also one of the most realistic comic book series of all time. It has death, birth, conflict, and deep emotions with severe consequences that everyone in the real world can identify with.

In addition, it isn't infinite like Superman and Spiderman, with stories that go on and on and on (not that there's anyting wrong with that). This series is much different, in that it has a definitive beginning, middle and end. A completed story that is rare in these days of the comic book industry.

If you do want to give it a try, I would highly recommend you start with Starman #0, not #1. Some fans have mistakenly bought issue #1 believing that it was the first issue of the series. It's not. Issue #0 is the first issue. You can also pick up the trades of the series as well, very cheaply on Ebay.

So again, if you're a fan of great comics and you want to read something you haven't tried before, please give this series a shot. You won't be disappointed.


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> Here's a nice article that gives you a good idea of what the book is about and gives a brief summary of the first five issues:
> http://www.comics101.com/?page=C101
>
> If you haven't ever read James Robinson's Starman series, please give it a try. Jack Knight (the hero of the book), is my favorite Starman, and this series is one of the finest I've ever read.
>
> It is also one of the most realistic comic book series of all time. It has death, birth, conflict, and deep emotions with severe consequences that everyone in the real world can identify with.
>
> In addition, it isn't infinite like Superman and Spiderman, with stories that go on and on and on (not that there's anyting wrong with that). This series is much different, in that it has a definitive beginning, middle and end. A completed story that is rare in these days of the comic book industry.
>
> If you do want to give it a try, I would highly recommend you start with Starman #0, not #1. Some fans have mistakenly bought issue #1 believing that it was the first issue of the series. It's not. Issue #0 is the first issue. You can also pick up the trades of the series as well, very cheaply on Ebay.
>
> So again, if you're a fan of great comics and you want to read something you haven't tried before, please give this series a shot. You won't be disappointed.


Yeah, you're 100% right on Robinson's Starman. It contained one element that lacks in every DC monthly. Robinson's Starman was "DANGEROUS" From month to month you were surprised by Jack Knight's adventures. In many ways he reminded me of James Garner's Jim Rockford PI in the late 70's. Jack was a "superhero" in name only. He defided convention. He turned his back on traditions. And even when he died and was revived his biggest concern was that his tattoos were erased. Have to love his priorities. Didio's DCU has no DANGER or Risk. He doesn't challenge his writers or they don't stimulate him. Either way the DCU is currently boring. I can't wait until Didio leaves. Then I'll start buying DC comics again.
>
> GAMS Member #12
> Make A Wish Foundation
> Jesus Forever
> "Want to see the size of my love?"
> Ascend the winding path outside of Jerusalem.
> Follow the dots of bloody dirt until you crest the hill.
> Before looking up, pause and hear me whisper,
> "This is how much I love you" . . . Jesus on the cross.




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