King's Cross October 2014. Trying to stow away aboard the Hogwarts Express.
Monday, January 13, 2020
2020 31 Days of Comics Challenge - Great Holiday Comic Starman #27
2020 31 Days of Comics Challenge - Great Holiday Comic
Starman has to be one of my all-time favorite comics. Although Jack Knight isn’t technically a Golden Age superh-hero (I love all these Golden Age stories), he is the son of Ted Knight, the original Starman.
Writer James Robinson, who wrote one of the greatest stories ever in The Golden Age (although an Elseworlds tale), has the knowledge and respect for these characters and Starman is a love letter to those halcyon days.
Now, Christmas stories are pretty hard to write. Many of them are really fluff pieces. But Starman #27 isn’t.
There are two stories weaved into one here. The O-Dare family (a family of cops) in Opal City prepare Christmas for their extended family while in the other story, Jack Knight, who inherited the mantle from his older brother, David, and father, Ted, helps a mall Santa Claus find the memory of his lost family.
It is a poignant story and only shows the heart that Jack has; one of the aspects that endeared me to this character and comic book.
It is a contrast of stories on this special evening and I’ll say they do have a lot of heart.