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Wednesday, 6 April 2005

Dan's Picks: James Robinson's Starman Comic



Starman was a great Super-Hero comic, dealing with themes of Legacy and the transition into responsible adulthood. It completely deserves the critical acclaim it has received. It ran through one 80 issue comic series (plus a few related spin-offs), but DC Comics is reprinting the issues in Trade Paperback collections, so if you're looking for something new to read and have not tried this, it's something to consider. The books celebrate the rich history of the character from the 1940's onwards, which is rewarding if you have a basic knowledge of the older comics, but they are written in such a way that they should not scare off newer readers.



There is a handy 7-part overview on the Silver Bullets Comic Books 'Silver Soapbox' column, and while I don't agree with all of the reviewers comments, the synopses are handy if you want to find out more.

I II III IV V VI VII

Starman books are available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

(Incidently, I have a few issues for sale here if you want to try!)

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