James Robinson revives his beloved STARMAN series for one more issue as a Black Lantern Starman haunts Opal City. Which Starman has returned and who can stop him from wreaking havoc on the city? Well, the Shade would rather just continue his date with Hope O’Dare, but if no one else can be bothered, what choice does he have but to investigate? Just don’t dare call him a Super Hero.

As the rest of the DC Universe is learning, defeating Black Lanterns isn’t easy – is this the final curtain call for the immortal Shade? Find out in another of this month’s one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!

Written by James Robinson
Art by Fernando Dagnino and Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Tony Harris

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  1. Having never read a single issue of the classic Robinson Starman (I’m ashamed), I don’t know why I’m excited for this, but I am.

  2. Can’t wait. I am excited to see  how the art will be too.

  3. I didn’t know who Fernando Dagnino was before I googled him. He’s got a great website with other comic art on it. Reminds me of a bastard offspring of Dave Stevens and Cliff Chiang 

    So bloody excited for this issue! Also the more Tony Harris art I can get the better.

  4. Very excited!

  5. Awesome. Wonderful cover. And the Shade is always entertaining.

  6. Ugh sienkwizck.

  7. I will pick this up, but I don’t think I’ll read it until I finish the Starnan HCs, just in case it somehow ruins something.

  8. Ive just started on Starman, and am on around issue #6. It’s off to a great start, and I’m sure I’ll really like the others that are out. It’s a shame that Tony Harris is only doing the cover and not the interiors, but we have Bill Sienkiewicz drawing some of it, so that ain’t bad at all.

  9. I hope they include this issue in the final Omnibus.

  10. This would be so completely out of context, it would be out of place in the omnibus.

  11. I’ve only read a little bit into the first omnibus and this makes me want to read the rest of "STARMAN"; I love James Robinson’s writing

  12. @MikeFarley – I think it works fine as "where are they now" type of coda.  Kind of a way for us to catch up.  This totally felt like Robinson’s writing back in its heyday rather than his writing of late.  I think if he won’t do a Starman book again, he should do an Opal or Shade series (I know he’s talked about doing a Shade series, so let’s hope that happens).  My only complaint is the art was very sketchy at times.  Not sure if that was the artist or Sienkiewicz’s inking.

  13. This was really good. Shade is one of my favorite characters. I’ve only read a bit of Robinson’s run, but this fits right in in terms of feel and such. I’m actually shocked he resisted the temptation to make this a Talking to David 2010 Issue.

  14. Forgot to say… 5/5 for me.

  15. I don’t see why they’d leave this out of the Starman Omnibus, considering it’s now #81 in an 81 issue run (give or take with annuals and minis). There are many single issues in the Omnibus that don’t necessarily "fit in" to the main story but are still included (Tales of Times Past for example)

  16. That what great.  Haven’t read a panel of Starman but now I really want too.

  17. This would have been awesome if they had had a better inker on this. Why even bother having an ‘artist’ if they’re just going to be trashed by terrible inks?

  18. Sienkiewicz blew this away. So awesome. Great issue. The sketchiness really added to the eerie tone while sustaining the emotion needed to drive Robinson’s plot forward. Must read if I’ve ever seen one.

  19. I’m currently reading Omnibus Vol. 3. Does this issue contain any major spoilers about anything that happens to Jack or any other characters in the end?

  20. @mikandzod21 – agree completely.  The inks were a mess.  This was just OK for me.

  21. You either love or hate Sienkiewicz. I remember being appalled by his early New Mutants run. But then I was 12 at the time. Over the years he has grown on me and now I love his sketchy, scratchy expressionisitic style. Perfect for Shade.

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