Starlight


Writer/Co-Creator: Mark Millar
Artist/Co-Creator: Goran Parlov


  

Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories... until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. This issue launches the much-anticipated Millarworld Universe. Get in on the start of something MASSIVE!




IGN talked to Mark about casting ideas for Starlight's Duke McQueen. Read his thoughts on Liam Neeson, Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more!

"Arnie was THE sci-fi hero a generation ago. But I think it needs to be someone more all-American. I think there's got to be a Buzz Lightyear vibe to him."

Read more at IGN.


Comic Book Resources Reviewer Greg McElhatton on Starlight #1:

"Millar's filed down his normally hard emotional edges for something much softer and more welcoming. We get to see a few glimpses of Duke and his wife Joanne, and that overwhelming sense of love that the pair had for one another gives us characters that are atypical for Millar's comics. It's refreshing, really, and it makes you care about Duke. He's the kind of guy who cares so much about his wife and his family, and who at the same time is still proud of who he is and what he did. It's easy to cast Duke as the neighbor that you've known for ages, the good person that you might not think twice about but always know that you can depend on. In other words, he's the perfect kind of hero, and that's what readers need for a comic like "Starlight" #1."

Read more at CBR.