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

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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)
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Michael
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
Travis
Aug 30, 2008 Travis rated it it was amazing
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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
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Dan Schwent
Aug 01, 2010 Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing
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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
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Alan
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
Armand
Another great installment in the 90's Starman series.
Steven
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.
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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
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