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Starlight Volume 1
by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov


Overview - "I feel like this is a love letter of sorts from Millar to all those classic pulp stories. I'm glad he shared it with all of us." -- Kirkus

"It's sentimental and honest, romantic and sincere, completely unabashed in its nostalgic reverence for old fashioned pulp.  Read more...


 
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More About Starlight Volume 1 by Mark Millar; Goran Parlov
 
 
 
Overview
"I feel like this is a love letter of sorts from Millar to all those classic pulp stories. I'm glad he shared it with all of us." -- Kirkus

"It's sentimental and honest, romantic and sincere, completely unabashed in its nostalgic reverence for old fashioned pulp. In doing something different, Millar has created one of his best books yet." - IGN

..".the book is on its way to being an inter-stellar hit and I'm definitely strapping up for the ride." - Bleeding Cool

Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?

Collects Starlight #1-6.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781632150172
  • ISBN-10: 1632150174
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 152
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.09 x 7.05 x 0.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds

Series: Starlight Tp #1

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Science Fiction

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Duke McQueen had a great adventure on the alien world called Tantalus, but no one believes him, not even his own kids. Years later, he gets the chance to relive his greatest moments when Tantalus requires his help again. The story's inspirations are obvious—from Flash Gordon to Adam Strange, classic tales of heroic white men as saviors to alien planets—but it gives that scenario a modern context. Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) opts to explore this classic protagonist's expansion into the roles of good husband and father, and makes these qualities inseparable from those of the intergalactic hero. It's a gentle approach that allows an examination of mortality and love, but the backdrop for the adventure suffers. The world-building is weak, which is too bad, because it would be enlightening to give the antiquated view of alien worlds the same sentimental analysis as the hero of the piece gets. Parlov's art is champing at the bit for that sort of detail, but it never functions as much more than exotic window dressing, alluding to what the story doesn't offer. (Feb.)

 
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