The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2

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The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2

The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2 By James Robinson Tony Harris Wade Von Grawbadger Various The Starman Omnibus Vol 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

  • Title: The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2
  • Author: James Robinson Tony Harris Wade Von Grawbadger Various
  • ISBN: 9781401221942
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2 By James Robinson Tony Harris Wade Von Grawbadger Various 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 disturbinThe 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 Features spectacular artwork by Eisner Award winner Tony Harris, illustrator of EX MACHINA.
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    1. Dan Schwent on said:

      Jack Knight continues to grow into the legacy of Starman, encountering old friends and foes of his father along the way.As I ve said before, the best comics have an underlying theme Starman has always been about family, with Jack trying to fill the shoes of both his father and dead brother In this particular volume, Jack continues to learn what a lot of us learn as we get older, that our parents were regular people before we were born.This, the second Omnibus, contains Starman 17 29, Showcase 95 [...]

    2. Randy Lander on said:

      After re reading this recently, I think that this book, only about twenty issues into the series run, might represent the pinnacle of Starman Which is not to say that the rest of the run is bad although I am in the camp that views Tony Harris as the definitive Starman artist, even if he wasn t the artist for the majority of the series run , but just that I don t know if it ever got as good as the stories in this issue.The Sand and Stars arc which showed us the modern day Wesley Dodds and Dian Be [...]

    3. William Thomas on said:

      After the strongest first year of any comic book I ve ever read, Starman volume 2 flounders a bit by interrupting the continuity with a few too many interludes Although the separate single issues that act as these interludes are themselves extremely strong, they felt completely unnecessary and made me anxious to get back to the Starman story that had been built up in the previous volume If that s really my only complaint, I have no complaint This book loses none of its heart or indie feel It is [...]

    4. Sesana on said:

      There are two major themes in Starman, as I see it family and nostalgia And it s used very well in this large collection, in the story with the Wesley Dodds version of Sandman, in the Christmas story that avoids cheese, even in the Shade stories Shade threatens in every panel to go completely over the top, and he hasn t quite gotten there yet I ve seen this referred to as some of the best of Starman, and I can certainly see that.

    5. Kirsten on said:

      I have basically one and only one beef with this book, which is that it doesn t say Omnibus Volume 2 on the cover, just on the inside page, so I thought I was getting volume 1 Whoops Oh well Otherwise, this comic is awesome, and I don t think it gets as many mad props as it deserves If you love superheroes who are also human but not totally screwed up in a psychotic kind of way , this might be right up your alley Although my favorite character is Shade, who is basically a sociopath, but hey.

    6. Matt Smith on said:

      This wasn t a come to Jesus moment with Starman so much as it reminded me of the first time I read the first volume of Starman, which was an unmitigated slog It was long, tedious, and James Robinson s prose was out of control.I must admit that I still find myself drawn to the characters in this book, but it really suffered from lack of Jack This volume had a lot of the ensemble thing going on, especially in the back half, which I feel didn t have nearly enough Jack There was some decent Jack in [...]

    7. The_Mad_Swede on said:

      This beautiful second of six hardcover volumes of James Robinson s much talked about comic Starman the second volume of that title from the mid 90s collects 17 29 and Annual 1 as well as Showcase 95 12 and Showcase 96 4 5 Once again primarily pencilled by Tony Harris, but with a lot of additional pencillers contributing, the volume certainly delivers fully on the promise of the first one.It opens up with Incident in an Old Haunt from Showcase 95 12, a brief the Shade story, which helps to furthe [...]

    8. Shannon Appelcline on said:

      Incident in an Old Haunt Showcase 95 12 A super short Shade piece, but it s nice both to remind us of his core nature and to contrast it with a super demon 8 10.Encounters 17 There s a lot to like in this Day in the Life issue, but I think it s the final couple of pages and Shade s attitude therein that really make it shine 8 10.Times past First Joust 18 This is interesting mostly for showing how Ted interacted with Opal City in his time We didn t really need a full issue to see why these five p [...]

    9. Lissibith on said:

      Let s start this off with a tl dr I don t think this collection is as good as the first collection, but I still think it s a fantastic collection, stories full of heart and reality and a consideration of what the best and worst in a human can be The art continues to be vibrant and pretty awesome, with a fantastic style that really sets it apart from anything else on my shelf.Okay, that out of the way view spoiler Goodness, I never ever thought I d find the Christmas issue of a comic to be one of [...]

    10. Aaron on said:

      I m starting to have a better understanding of what everyone likes so much about this series The first volume I found incredibly tedious, loaded with lengthy dialogue boxes and fairly boring, surface level character work, but this one eventually kicks it up and moves out of that swamp.I think part of the allure here is that Jack Knight is basically a comic book nerd He never says as much, but he s obsessed with collectibles, has a deep love of heroes of the past, and dresses eccentrically He s a [...]

    11. Adam Graham on said:

      This Second Volume of Starman stories really finds Jack Knight coming into his own The book collects Issues 17 29 and Annual 1 of Starman along with three stories from Showcase 95 and 96.The book has a great amount of balance The book has some noirish moments and a few edgy stories but at the same time offers up a big helping of nostalgia particularly with flashback stories to Ted Knight, a guest appearance by an aging Wesley Dodds who goes back into action as the Sandman and the book also inclu [...]

    12. Fizzgig76 on said:

      Reprints Starman 17 29, Annual 1, Showcase 95 12, and Showcase 96 4 5 Starman teams with Wesley Dodd and fights a demonic poster for the souls it has collected The neat thing about Starman is that it feels very weighty The character has a long history, and Robinson often dipped into the history to make the stories interesting The cross generational story about his father s encounter with the Sandman and his encounter with an older Wesley Dodd was especially interesting at the time it was release [...]

    13. Johann_tor on said:

      Most of the issues collected here are an improvement on those of the previous volume, the writer obviously feeling confident and less inclined to slather on the verbiage It helps that the promise of pulp revivalism is somewhat fulfilled and a stricter adherence to the pulp tropes shifts the focus on action rather than dialogue However the later issues descend to the level of the first volume, where the writer tried hard to prove as interesting as Gaiman and Morrison, but failed to find a unique [...]

    14. Abed on said:

      Top notch comic book writing As far as superhero books go, for me, this was a tremendous leap forward at the time So vibrant and true to the ages before Jack Knight is your quirky everyman.A little William Powell, and just a dash of bravado in the old Hollywood fashion.He s one of my favorites These issues prove it.While other comics put their heroes on pedestals for all of us to marvel This guy s one of us He s no hero, and because of that he s pretty amazing.Side characters, and the art is som [...]

    15. Matt Sadorf on said:

      Robinson and the artists that illustrate his scripts further the mythology of Starman, and I fall further in love with it all This volume was the first with material that I had never seen before, and it was a joy to read and experience I truly love Opal City and watching how things unfold within it s limits, but of course, we can t forget neighboring Turk County The areas where the adventures take place have stories of their own, and Robinson masterfully shares those with us as we make our way f [...]

    16. Mark on said:

      The nice hardback edition with the slick paper is good but I m still only so so on the storyline There are some great moments the Christmas story with Pete the Santa and some interesting plot twists the poster, the Sandman storyline, the letter from Mist 2.0 but on the whole I m not in love with the characters I m contrasting this with the way I felt about the extended cast of Alan Moore s run on the Swamp Thing or the Legion of Super Heroes like Levitz, prefer Giffen Here, I m just watching the [...]

    17. John on said:

      It s clear to see why people were talking about this in the 90 s It touches on some of the introspective themes and styles that made the likes of Gaiman and Moore stand out, but feels a little self effacing, a little closely grounded to classic superhero fun I enjoyed it enough that I will be diving directly into volume 3, and ordered volume 4 immediately so that I wouldn t have to wait when 3 was done.

    18. Jdetrick on said:

      I kind of wish I hadn t given the first volume five stars, or that I could give this one six stars, because all of the awkwardness, all of the roughness of the first volume, both in story and art, is gone in this volume Beautiful stories, both in words and pictures, and ample proof why this is one of the best comic series ever published.

    19. Ned Leffingwell on said:

      The writing in this series is really good, and the mix of artists is enjoyable I enjoyed the theme of old mixed with the new, of the past working with the modern There are some great appearances by Dr Fate, the Shade, and the Golden Age Sandman.

    20. Matt on said:

      This one s got some of my least favorite stories First Joust and Superfreaks Backstabbers , but it s also got three of my absolute favorites the Talking with David issue, Sand Stars, and The Return of Bobo Excellent stuff, and absolutely worth reading.

    21. Pturingan on said:

      Ok I get it now I understand now why this series was many people s favorite comic in the 1990s.The Sandman team up storyline was the best part of this volume Made me want to resume collecting the Sandman Mystery Theater volumes.

    22. Matt on said:

      I can t say enough how much I love these omnibus editions The structure appears to have been well planned, framing two larger stories within great done in ones to make for a satisfying singular reading experience within the larger narrative Great stuff.

    23. Steve on said:

      not only is Starman one of my most favorite comic series ever, but smack dab in the middle of this volume is one of my most favorite storylines ever featuring two of my most favorite superheroes ever, Wesley Dodds Sandman and Jack Knight Starman.

    24. Tim on said:

      This volume has almost too much reverence for old DC characters The issues with the Sandman were mind numbingly boring.

    25. Sam Cavanagh on said:

      The Wicked Inclination is the best comic book I have ever read

    26. Antoinette Palmieri on said:

      I liked the 1st one better, it had a better flowing story line.This one just had too many things going on here and there and I was loosing interest in some of the characters.

    27. Neal on said:

      Still don t feel this is entirely living up to its reputation, but I enjoyed this volume much than the first one.

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