Starlight #4

Starlight #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Duke and his young companion are getting deeper into Tantalus’ underground movement, doing everything they can to infiltrate the invaders and meeting some unlikely allies. It’s been 40 years since Duke last held a gun. Does he still have what it takes to drive out alien invaders and save Tantalus for a second time?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 11, 2014

    STARLIGHT is the kind of space action adventure story we can all enjoy. Mark Millar takes the space hero from Earth story to a new level that hasnt been played out before. Theres a great amount of charm and bits of innocence as we see our hero jump back into the saddle of trying to stop an evil space tyrant. Goran Parlovs art and Ive Svorcinas colors make the characters stand out from other comics and you cant help but want more. Im usually very hard on sci-fi comic books but this one has easily won my heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jun 10, 2014

    Starlighthas far exceeded my initial expectations and has become one of the many new comics that I really look forward to. There is something timeless about this kind of story when its told with a distinct Kirby/Kubert style of art. Millar and Parlov are definitely onto something with this series and I cant wait to see how things shake out as McQueen and the Resistance battle the formidable forces of the Kingfisher! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 11, 2014

    This is turning out to be a solid story on many levels. It has a cool connection to a classic comic that started the industry and inspired millions. Oh and it's got a very powerful thread to humanity through its character. Read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Jun 13, 2014

    The comic concludes with a great cliffhanger that has me eagerly awaiting next month's issue. Starlight #4 is the continuation of a stellar title from Image. It's a fun read for anyone looking for a different take on an adventure book with laughs along the way. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2014

    More than any attachment to stories like Flash Gordon and the Barsoom novels that this series draws so heavily from, it's the sense of wonderment and complete lack of cynicism to Starlight that I find appealing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jun 13, 2014

    This book is very fun, and very cleverly made. If you're looking for a book that you can simply enjoy for a Star Wars meets Flash Gordon type tale, then look no further than Starlight. It's a good time, especially because of one brilliant artist and doing a superb job of knowing exactly what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 10, 2014

    Starlight continues to be a must read for any Millarworld fan with the introduction of the Resistance giving a intriguing and promising future for the series. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jun 10, 2014

    This story continues to build up to where I hope we will see Duke once again living up to his heroic status. One thing's for sure, I'm going to be sticking with this series – and rooting for Duke every step of the way – until that happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 10, 2014

    Goran Parlov creates this world that is buried in realism as well as cartoon style art. Usually it's the writing that sets the tone, but Parlov's work does a great job at evoking emotion with seeming ease. I'm so lost in this world, and I don't want to find my way out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 16, 2014

    So far, "Starlight" is a fantastic adventure with a ton of potential. It revels in its nostalgia but also promises to mine new territory in exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Aug 15, 2014

    The fourth issue of Starlight continues the story at a rapid pace, developing Krish swiftly and introducing us properly to Tilda, Wes and Pindar. Kingfishers tactics are clear by the end of the issue, once again ending on a fantastic full page image (that I wont spoil). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 11, 2014

    This is by no means a bad book, just one that hasn't found its feet yet. The potential for something more than a alien slugfest is certainly there, and in this instance it would be wise to give Millar the benefit of the doubt. If he continues to capitalize upon the intriguing premise, and delivers a tonally consistent story, I see no reason why "Starlight" won't be worthy of the already optioned 20th Century Fox adaptation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 11, 2014

    That all being said, I'm still going to give Starlight a passing grade. It's far from prolapse-awful, but I think that completely unlike its main character, who is looking for redemption and validation through a well-timed space adventure, this old dog has simply settled down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 10, 2014

    This issue had a few minor bumps, but it still packs a punch! Stick with Starlight, Mark Millar and co. because they won't steer readers wrong. Read Full Review

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