The acclaimed series Starman, starring a Gen-X super hero from the 1990s, is re-presented in high quality format, featuring spectacular art by Eisner Award winner Tony Harris.
In this third volume, Starman's hometown of Opal City is terrorized by Dr. Pip, an eccentric bomber. And with no demands from the mad villain, both Starman and the local authorities are unable to track him down. Also in this volume, Starman teams up with Batman to save the life of reformed villain Solomon Grundy, and readers learn the history of Starman's enigmatic mentor, The Shade.
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James Robinson is English-born but has lived in California for amost twenty years. He has spent many of those years solely as writer of comics, most notEworthy being JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, STARMAN, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. The acclaimed, award-winning writer has additionally worked in Hollywood, writing the screenplay to THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, starring Sean Connery, and created the acclaimed young readers comic series LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. He is currently writing EARTH 2 as a part of the DC COMICS - THE NEW 52 second wave.From School Library Journal:
Grade 9 Up–There are a number of oft-quoted statistics that place the average age of comic-book readers somewhere in their mid-20s. If so, then just as Spider-Man was created for the teenagers of the 1960s, so Starman was for the 20-something readers of the 1990s. This iteration of Starman (and there have been many) sold collectibles, had a strained relationship with his father, and fought crime while wearing street clothes for a costume. The end result was something new, but not for everyone. This third volume collects single issues of the series, plus a limited series, and assorted miscellanea. Unfortunately, the collected works do not equate to a single, consistent narrative. The volume would be fine for those libraries looking to fill out their Starman shelves, but not great for casual readers. The writing is very talky, with occasional pages of pure text, and a lot of reflection by the characters. The art is uneven, varying in quality and tone. Purchase for die-hard fans and libraries in which the previous two volumes have been popular.–Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library, Ontario, Canada END
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