Todd & Joe Have Issues 02/23/17 Starman #19 Feb23

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Todd & Joe Have Issues 02/23/17 Starman #19

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Legacy heroes are a big part of the DC Universe. The mantle passed down from one person to another over time. Obviously comic time is a bit different than our time (see things like Zero Hour) but this story starts in the 1940’s.

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Ted Knight was an inventor who created a cosmic rod that allowed him to fly and shoot bolts of energy. Good enough to make a red and green costume and help found the Justice Society of America.

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As with most legacy types, his son, David was the willing successor to the mantle, but circumstances beyond his control (no spoilers), Ted’s less willing son Jack ended up being a much different Starman than expected.

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But not all Starmen were legacy types, take Mikaal Tomas here, the Starman of the 70’s, who only shared a name with the Knight family’s alter ego, but as we would later find out, it’s all connected.

Our issue this week, number 19, is from James Robinson and Tony Harris, is an issue between storyarcs where ever year, Jack and David meet up, which would become a regular occourance in the book. This time, they are joined by another family member. And pirates, them too.

Any discussion, thoughts, feelings, criticisms of this week’s selection can be placed below in the comments section. As well as suggestions about future choices for one shot issues to add to our list.