Starlight #3

Starlight #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Duke and his young companion begin their first adventure together! To the people of Tantalus, Duke is a hero and savior. Now, he's their last chance to vanquish the new menace that has invaded the peace-loving world he left behind. But four decades have passed: Duke's not the young man he once was, and the enemy he faces is more powerful than anything he faced in the good old days. The stakes are raised, and the weight of Duke's own conscience might be his heaviest burden yet!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier May 12, 2014

    Starlight picks up the pace this issue with promise of more action to come. Character development continues without unnecessary dramatics and readers finally get to see Duke McQueen in action. This book has the perfect balance of being introspective and retrospective. Continuing its cinematic, science fiction serial look and feel, Starlight is a heart warming and rejuvenating read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman May 13, 2014

    Starlight seems to get better each passing issue, so if you are a fan of science fiction, in my opinion reminiscent of late 70s, 80s and maybe early 90s science fiction movies, then go out and jump into Starlight. The title could easily be switched to the Adventures of Duke McQueen and be on point, thats truly what it boils down to, Duke McQueen savior of Tantalus! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 14, 2014

    After a so-so second issue this series kicks back into gear with an excellent issue. The villain is finally defined and our hero kicks some ass too. We are now aware of the ramifications and limitations of the characters which means we're locked in for anything and everything with the rules defined. Bring it on! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson May 14, 2014

    Image Comics Starlight is a series to checkout if you haven't already. Despite it being a quick read, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 16, 2014

    It's definitely got a dark side to it, but this comic still adds up to a romp " a romp with a conscience, if you will, because it's clear Duke is going to have to square himself with a lot of uncomfortable truths before victory is his. In any case, between the magnificence of the art and the well-oiled story, "Starlight" is shining bright. It's not too late to catch up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 15, 2014

    Millar is able to do some quality world building this issue, positing a society that's otherworldly yet familiar. Though his pacing at times feels rushed in his hurry to introduce new characters, he once again captures the pulpy sci-fi goodness that's made the series so enjoyable thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 13, 2014

    A fun read that has a lot of promise and, so far, has delivered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 13, 2014

    “Starlight #3″ gives us Duke's return to the planet he once saved, making us wonder if he can live up to his own legend after all this time has passed. Can the old man come back from retirement and make a successful run at the title? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Aug 14, 2014

    Issue 3 of Starlight is fantastic. The introduction of Lord Kingfisher is well timed and brilliantly delivered. The opening page sets the tone for the issue and the cruelty and degradation of the people of Tantalus is horrific, giving Duke all the motivation he needs. Villains can make or break a series, and Millar has created a fantastic conqueror to battle with Duke that ignites immediately interest in their upcoming rivalry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 14, 2014

    "Starlight" #3 is yet another winner of an issue in this series; it's a real joy to see the quality continue from one installment to the next. Whatever Millar and Parlov are doing to turn out comics this good, I hope they don't stop it any time soon, because this is a hell of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin May 13, 2014

    Starlight continues to impress as though there wasn't a vast amount of development within this issue what the stuff we got was truly amazing. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh May 14, 2014

    Still, thanks to the old-timey ass beating and general sense of space-based misadventure, I'm much more on-board with this book than I was last time. As I mentioned above, its emotive impact is unfortunately significantly less than its first issue, as I thought, tonally, that's where this series was going, but I have hopes that it might pick up again. Until then, Starlight seems set for a course of becoming an imperfect but still entertaining space oddity. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    melt_man May 15, 2014

    This continues its excellence. This issue introduces the main antagonist and his cruelty and we see Duke do something more than talk. In fact, we see him as the hero we've only heard about up to this point. I can't wait for more!

  • 9.0
    Al B. Harper May 14, 2014

    Finally some great action (how will Duke get out of this one?) while the character building continues (what happened to the boy's parents?).

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews May 17, 2014

    Great series so far.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo May 17, 2014

    We're starting to see where Duke got his reputation from and that's awesome! We're also introduced to a pretty cool villain.

  • 8.0
    Master Destructo Aug 5, 2014

    Okay, this was better than the last issue, which I didn't much care for. Actually, it was pretty darn good. The action really picks up, and we're introduced to the evil Ming analog. That was a pretty horrific telekinetic murder scene, by the way. I thought the storytelling aspect of the art was great, and it seemed to flow really well. Parlov gets to have a bit of fun here, since this issue isn't just a lot of talking like with #2. One nit-pick is that on a few pages, the background is pretty sparse or non-existent. I liked the world-building aspect of people taking to American 60's fashion, but the explanation that it takes a long time for pop-culture to make it to their world makes no sense, as it's been demonstrated that travel to Earth takes about 3 seconds. Another odd contradiction is that the statue of Duke is still standing, when the evil dictator has leveled so much of Tantalus and is really into hegemonic symbolism (eg. the ceiling of swords and the castle with no doors). Despite these little criticisms, I look forward to see how Duke manages to avoid execution.

  • 9.0
    DarkKnight Jul 4, 2014

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  • 8.0
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