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The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 6 (Starman II Omnibus #6)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  666 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
In this final STARMAN OMNIBUS hardcover, Jack Knight’s worst nightmare becomes reality, as Opal City burns to the ground and chaos ensues, with hundreds of villains seizing the chance to strike.Then, after a meeting with Superman and a final talk with his brother David, Jack must uncover the mystery of the Starman of 1951 — by going back in time to meet him face-to- face!
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by DC Comics
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Dan Schwent
Jul 14, 2010 Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing
Jack Knight returns from his space voyage to find most of his friends missing, all clues pointing toward the Shade. A shadowy dome locks Opal City in perpetual darkness and Starman's rogues gallery is ready to destroy Opal. Can Jack stop them and save his friends?

First off, this is my third trip through the Starman saga and it's just as powerful as it was the first time. One of the comics contained within is the only comic that every jerked a tear out of me. As I say every time I talk about Star
Mar 02, 2011 Kemper rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhero, 2011
As a long time comics reader, I really should have figured this out before now, but I’m not always the brightest bulb in the lamp. Also, it’s such an obvious thing that its eluded me until recently. But what I’ve finally realized is that comics are much more satisfying when you get an ending.

“Well, duh!” you say. “What kind of fool would want to read a story without an end?”

A superhero comic book fan, like me, is precisely that kind of fool. Because while there may be story arcs and even ‘major
Dec 29, 2011 Sesana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: superhumans, comics
This is the end of Starman, and it wraps up just about every loose end possible. Don't misunderstand, this is no neatly tied package. But it is a satisfactory conclusion on every level.

One of the things that really appealed to me about Starman is that it is, as a whole, about something. Not many superhero comics are, not as a whole piece. Starman is, in so many ways, about living up to the legacy of those who came before you, including (perhaps especially) your parents. It's also about walking
Marty Twelves
Mar 14, 2017 Marty Twelves rated it it was amazing
A fantastic conclusion to a fantastic series. Easily one of my favorite superhero series.
Feb 04, 2011 Matt rated it it was amazing
**This is a long review, but hey, this book is the culmination of 8 years’ worth of books.**

Let’s talk about endings. Specifically, let’s talk about endings in superhero comics.

They’re pretty rare, to put it lightly. With apologies to Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. And a new issue of Batman.” Superhero periodicals are a business of repeat purchase, so the constant production of new material for audience consumption is the rule. As Sup
Tony Laplume
Jun 26, 2013 Tony Laplume rated it it was amazing
The famous Starman series from James Robinson became a defining DC event for the second half of the 90s, a sort of ongoing Watchmen that explored deeply the idea of the heroic legacy and its impact. This is the conclusion, and it gets pretty talky.

In fact, it's a lot like a Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man) comic, lot of decompression. In fact, of the twenty issues in the collection, most of them leisurely explore Jack Knight's final defense of Opal City from The Mist. There are many th
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 28, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
The Grand Guignol (61-73). This is Starman back up to its past glory. Perhaps it drags a bit with its length (particularly in Culp’s two issues, which explain too much, with too much dialogue), but it’s nonetheless a beautiful coming-together of so much of what made the series great -- not just the characters, but also the plots and the themes. There are so many nice bits of closure here, but it’s Ted’s story which is the most devastating and wonderful. [8.5/10]

Times Past: 1899 (74). A good fina
Matt Sadorf
Feb 05, 2014 Matt Sadorf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The end of a comic book can often be bitter sweet, especially when the creators are faced with a cancelled book before they are able to tell the stories they wish to. Fortunately for me and anyone else that has read and loved Starman, this was not the case for this book and these creators.

James Robinson was allowed to tell the tale he wished to, and he was accompanied by some very adept artists as he did. The ending of this volume, and the book itself is one that is fulfilling, and does not fee
Apr 24, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing
For a series that started out strong and stayed strong the ending was no surprise. It was a strong ending. The Fifth collection I wasn't as big a fan as the first two. The Last collection, this collection is amazing. It brings Jack back to where he's suppose to be. Yet he's grown over the last few collections. He no longer that guy who is reluctant to fight the good fight. He's the HERO! The first part of the trade throws Jack in to the biggest fight of his career. No even having time to see Sad ...more
Jul 19, 2011 Trey rated it really liked it
Still not as thrilled about the art as I was when Tony Harris was on the book, but I can't deny that there is something fulfilling about a comic book writer being on the series for 80+ issues with multiple tie-ins and text pieces and getting to end the series on his own terms, using ideas and threads started from the very first issue. (While I am very glad Robinson remained for the entire run, I wonder what would have happened to the series if he had quit. Would he have told the incoming writer ...more
Feb 04, 2013 Christopher rated it really liked it
In all, a very satisfying conclusion to the series. Almost all of the multitude of characters in the Starman universe receive a final look, both in their connection to Jack Knight, and in their own lives. I was struck how in the end Starman delivered the climactic, apocalyptic battle that is the norm in superhero comics but kept it connected to each individual, zeroing in on every hero and villain, major and minor, and their personal values in what seem like the end of all for their city. Then w ...more
Sep 21, 2010 Christopher rated it really liked it
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I still haven't quite warmed up to Peter Snejbjerg's art, but this is still a satisfying (if somewhat bittersweet) conclusion to one of the best superhero stories ever written. Furthermore, the tacked on issue 81 is not too bad, even if it is a bit too graphically violent for its own good. However, I think my favorite thing about it is the fact that Robinson reveals we're getting a Shade maxi-series in the near future. Either way, Starman remains my favorite superhero tale of all time, not the l ...more
Jul 25, 2016 Joseph rated it it was amazing
I came late to this party, and starting from the sixth collected volume I am missing a large chunk of the backstory, but this is a phenomenal comic, great art, great characters, great storytelling. Similar in its execution to Gaiman's Sandman in that a very talented writer takes an obscure character and breathes new life into them, making us see the greatness that was always there. Highly recommended.
So sad to see such a great series end. It holds up so well, and while these issues aren't as fun as some of the earlier ones, that's just because they're dealing with more serious issues. There's certainly fun to be had, and the sadness is very satisfying. One of the best superhero comics ever created.
Oct 09, 2010 Matt rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorite endings to a series ever. The Grand Guignol arc itself is nothing short of amazing and epic. The epilogue stories all serve their purpose, wrapping up various mysteries and giving closure to a number of characters. Really excellent stuff.

Oh, and there's my favorite Times Past of them all in here, the one about Scalphunter's final adventure. RUSS HEATH ART.
Steven Elliott
Dec 18, 2015 Steven Elliott rated it it was amazing
An awesome ending to a remarkable series. Starman is a wonderful connecting point between the Golden Age of Comics and the recent continuity in DC comics prior to the new 52 and the storytelling is filled with action, emotions and nostalgia. A gorgeously draw series from beginning to end, both in artwork and character driven stories.
May 07, 2011 Jake rated it it was amazing
The best straight superhero comic there has ever been. I'll stab you with a dirty AIDS needle if you disagree.
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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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