This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the MSP Crew returns to Starman, and will discuss the happenings in the second Starman omnibus.

The classic super-hero series STARMAN, starring a Gen-X super-hero, is re-presented in high quality format.

The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight – antiques collector and dealer – inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated.

In this volume, Jack’s disturbing dreams drive him to New York City to meet his father’s old friend, Wesley Dodd, the Sandman of the 1940s, and learns of another Sandman – an alien who came to Earth as a hero of the 1970s.

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  1. I’m not buying these omnibuses (omnibi? omnibubbas?), but I wouldn’t try to talk anyone out of buying them. I was a fan of the series when it was produced. I cannot guarantee that it will hold up today, because IMO the best thing about this series was that it wasn’t like every other “4-color” DC book at the time.

    For me, this book came along at a time when I was thoroughly disappointed with the baseline DCU books. I appreciated that I could buy an excellent DC-hero comic each month that didn’t require me to follow any other book’s continuity. (This is one of the few reasons I keep repeating for appreciating Marvel’s _Daredevil_ for the past decade)

    IIRC, at the time I was only buying the “Archie” Legion books (also mostly self-contained) and assorted Helix/Vertigo titles (all self-contained).

  2. Gradually started to pick up the omnibi (at $50 it’s about once every 6 months), and have been enjoying it greatly. Volume Two really stands out in character development namely Jack Knight becoming slightly less unbearable and Matt O’Dare beginning his path to redemption.

    The issue in the roller disco stands as a great one-off issue within the volume. Tony Harris’ art continues to be excellent. However a problem within is Robinson’s clear love of The Shade, whom I personally do not care for.

    Also it was great to see Jack with his hero Dian Belmont.

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