Monday, February 4, 2019

The Thing and Starman in: "Skirmish on Skrullos!"



It looks like Starman is back at DC, at least in his Will Payton form.  Since that version was revealed to be a transformed Prince Gavyn, I wonder if he will be assuming his Jim Starlin-designed look again eventually.  I hope so, I always loved the blue and gold outfit that he sported.

The Thing met the Original Starman in STF #1564 and the Jack Knight Starman way back in my MTIO: The Lost Issues days...

19 comments:

Unknown said...

Never saw that Starman design before. Looks kinda Booster Goldish to me.

AirDave said...

Wow! Cool cover!
The Prince Gavyn Starman by Steve Ditko appeared with Aquaman and Plastic Man in Adventure Comics in the early '80's That Starman started out with a red costume, then switched to a blue design...

Cary Comic said...

When Prince Gavyn went from red to blue, costume-wise, he looked more like a grown-up Sparky Northrup.*

*One-time sidekick of the Golden Age Blue Beetle (Holyoke Comics).

Anonymous said...


I remember liking the Will Payton Starman when it came out around 1990. I do wonder if anyone knows did the original creators of the Will Payton Starman mean for him to be an incarnation of the Prince Gavyn or was that reconned in by a later author? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Jay Johnson said...

It was definitely a recon. James Robinson wanted to tie all the various Starmen as close together as he could, and have his Jack Knight Starman meet all the non-dead ones. So he sent Jack on a inter-galactic road trip, and dropped the Gavyn/Payton bomb in the middle of it.

Scott Cummins said...

Right now the recently returned Starman does not have anything to with Prince Gavyn.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@ROSS My favourite STARMAN & "Rocky" Grimm Space Ranger! I approve.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

The Space Hobgoblins from S.K.R.U.L.L. E.M.P.I.R.E. Ltd.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, for them, however, they'll prove no match for "The Agents of A.U.N.T.I.E."

Tim said...

Is it me, or does it look like Starman is wearing Quasar's Quantum Bands?

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Anonymous From The Ever-Lovin' Blue Eyed P.E.T.U.N.I.A section of course.

Glenn Host said...

Maybe Quasar and Starman need to have a bar chat about equipment sources.

Cary Comic said...

@Brother Barnes: actually, that was a pun on "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." first used in THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS v.1/#5 (Archie Comics circa 1966).

Cary Comic said...

And it stood for "Amalgamated Universal Network To Inhibit Evil."

Anonymous said...

That's one of the other reasons I love this site. I learn something new everyday!

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

You're Auntie You're Auntie Social!

Cary Comic said...

It don't matter.

Which, I guess, would make her "Auntie Matter."

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Cary Comic Auntie-Disestablishmentarianism.

Cary Comic said...

And, in self-defense, I must call upon my Auntie Mistle-mistle for help!

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