This series continues to build on the notion of what happens after an Earth hero saves an alien world from an evil tyrant. Duke McQueen lived a normal life for decades and has now been called back due to another threat against the planet he once saved. Seen as a hero and legend, he’s not so sure if he’s still up to the task and has found himself in a bad situation. Duke has been incarcerated and the demand is he reveal information about the resistance, which he has no information.
Part of the fun is seeing how some of the other aliens see him. These are aliens but Mark Millar is fleshing them out and bringing them to life. But it’s not all talking and character development as the action kicks in big time. Goran Parlov’s art fits the story and characters perfectly. Seeing the pages, you immediately get a sense of the visuals created for this comic book universe. Some scenes have tiny details and facial expressions in the background that shouldn’t be overlooked. Ive Svorcina’s colors make the art pop and adds to the warmth and feel of all the characters.
Millar moves the story forward in ways you don’t expect right away. We get to see some other parts of this planet and new characters plus we get a beauty of a cliffhanger.
This comic is a joy to read. My only complaint is I can't get enough. I want to see more of this world and all the characters.
STARLIGHT is the kind of space action adventure story we can all enjoy. Mark Millar takes the space hero from Earth story to a new level that hasn’t been played out before. There’s a great amount of charm and bits of innocence as we see our hero jump back into the saddle of trying to stop an evil space tyrant. Goran Parlov’s art and Ive Svorcina’s colors make the characters stand out from other comics and you can’t help but want more. I’m usually very hard on sci-fi comic books but this one has easily won my heart.