Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Starman, Vol. 3: A Wicked Inclination” as Want to Read:
Starman, Vol. 3: A Wicked Inclination
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Starman, Vol. 3: A Wicked Inclination (Starman II #3)

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  296 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Jack Knight visits other realms and meets one of his personal heroes in Starman: A Wicked Inclination..., the third trade paperback collecting issues of the critically praised Starman series. Collecting Beyond Sins, a story setting the stage for many changes in jack Knight's life, Talking with David'96, and the Eisner Award-winning 4-part Sand and Stars, and the 3 -part He ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published November 4th 1998 by DC Comics (first published February 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Starman, Vol. 3, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Starman, Vol. 3

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 377)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
May 19, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
Collecting issues 17 and 19-27 and includes the Eisner award winning story Sand and Stars featuring the final team-up of Starman and the golden age Sandman. By this third collection in the James Robinson penned Starman continuity the family of characters is really starting to bite and the central character of Jack Knight is as fully realised in all his faults, habits, mannerisms and persona as any characterisation in comic book history. Tony Harris' art, particularly with the depth and realism o ...more
Aug 30, 2008 Travis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-books
James Robinson's Starman is the text book all other writers should use when trying to update an older character.
He uses the characters history, showing how things fit together and fixing the bits that don't. Jack Knight feels real, and Opal city is a fake comic book city that feels like a real place.

All of the supporting cast are interesting enough to carry a story on their own, and he manages to change the Shade from a minor JSA villain into one of one my favorite characters.

The stories mix str
Dan Schwent
Aug 01, 2010 Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This was my favorite of the Starman trades and the hardest to track down affordably.

My main attraction to the Starman series was always that he was a legacy hero and always trying to live up to what his father, the original Starman, accomplished. This one was great because it had Starman teaming with a collegue of his father and a superhero in his own right, Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman, now a very old man.

The relationship between Jack Knight and his family, and in this story Wesley Dodds
Jan 02, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it
Two strong stories here. The first involves Jack going to NYC to meet one of his father's former colleagues, Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont. The interplay between Wesley and Dian comes off as realistic to me, and the time hopping between the 1930 and the 1990s works for the mystery tale. The second tale involves the man whom Oscar Wilde used as the inspiration for the Picture of Dorian Gray, but in actuality is a killer who made a pact with a demon for immortality. A short side trip to the fifth ...more
Another great installment in the 90's Starman series.
May 03, 2009 Steven rated it really liked it
Robinson build upon the mythos of Opal City in the third volume of Starman. While not as glamorous, this version of Starman is as willful and distinctive as the other major superheroes. Harris' art has improved over the first two volumes bringing an offbeat feel to the story, as if he has started to settle into his role along with Jack Knight.
Sean Lavan
Sean Lavan rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2016
Joseph marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2016
Josh rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2016
Murray marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Garrett rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2016
Dek Ingraham
Dek Ingraham rated it it was amazing
Jul 04, 2016
Gil Smith
Gil Smith rated it it was amazing
Jun 11, 2016
Jason added it
May 28, 2016
Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones rated it really liked it
May 21, 2016
Eleanor With Cats
Eleanor With Cats marked it as to-read
May 03, 2016
Siobhan Whitebread
Siobhan Whitebread rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2016
Scott rated it really liked it
Apr 28, 2016
Dustan C.
Dustan C. rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2016
Micbk marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2016
Crusty marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Macacoteste marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Milton rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2016
Wolf Prime
Wolf Prime rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2016
Lee rated it really liked it
Apr 09, 2016
John rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2016
Duncan Falconer
Duncan Falconer rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2016
Christopher marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2016
Fabrizio rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • StormWatch, Vol. 2: Lighting Strikes
  • Astro City, Vol. 3: Family Album
  • JSA, Vol. 5: Stealing Thunder
  • Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 4
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre, Vol. 4: The Scorpion
  • Ex Machina, Vol. 6: Power Down (Ex Machina, #6)
  • Gotham Central, Vol. 5: Dead Robin
  • Human Target: Final Cut
James Robinson is a British writer, best known for his work in comic books and screenplays. He is well-known for his encyclopedic knowledge of comic book continuity, especially regarding the Golden Age of comic books. His earliest comic book work came in the late 1980s, but he became best known for his revitalization of the character Starman for DC comics in the 1990s. In addition, he has written ...more
More about James Robinson...

Other Books in the Series

Starman II (10 books)
  • Starman, Vol. 1: Sins of the Father
  • Starman, Vol. 2: Night and Day
  • Starman, Vol. 4: Times Past
  • Starman, Vol. 5: Infernal Devices
  • Starman, Vol. 6: To Reach the Stars
  • Starman, Vol. 7: A Starry Knight
  • Starman, Vol. 8: Stars My Destination
  • Starman, Vol. 9: Grand Guignol
  • Starman, Vol. 10: Sons of the Father

Share This Book