Starlight #5

Starlight #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Duke and Space-Boy are hiding out in the jungles of Tantalus with the rebels, under the command of Tilda Starr, the former head of the Queen's Imperial Guard. Their aim: to retake the capital and free the people from the Brotean invaders! But their numbers are tiny, their hope is running low, and new secrets are coming out about the tragedies of Space-Boy’s past.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Gavin Rehfeldt Aug 14, 2014

    Issue #6 is the grand finale to Starlight,and while there are certain hopes I have for these characters, especially Duke and Space-Boy, I mostly hope to simply be surprised and thrilled. 20thCentury Fox has already picked up the book's movie rights, so get in on the ground floor before this property shoots for the heavens. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 12, 2014

    Another excellent issue that's about on par with Saga when it comes to being consistently great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 12, 2014

    Starlight only has one issue left after this, and if this issues anything to go by, it appears it's going out in a bang. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2014

    Starlight is easily Mark Millar's best Millarworld title, and issue #5 is a perfect example of why that is. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Aug 12, 2014

    An exciting issue, with an emotional heart, Starlight is basically 'Flash Gordon for the 21st century'. Amazing artwork, and awesome characters, ensure it is one of Millarworld's best books. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 13, 2014

    Starlight is a fun breath of fresh air in the midst of so many "doom-y" comics out now, and anyone looking to escape on an adventure (albeit a sometimes adult adventure) should check this series out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Oct 3, 2014

    Possibly the best issue of the series so far with the story approaching its world changing finale. Duke continues to prove that he is the hero he believed himself to be as Kingfisher once again shows his ruthlessness to the poor, suffering public of Tantalus. Krishs past is revealed in an emotional opening few pages. Parlov makes the action exciting, fun and compelling in the fight in the fog. His face work promptly assures the reader of the severity of the dangers our heroes face, as seen most notably in Duke and son-figure Krish. Once again Parlov leaves us with a final page to drool over that perfectly sets up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Aug 13, 2014

    This is leading up to a hopefully grand conclusion next issue.Starlightis the perfect kind of summer reading. It has action, humor, some nostalgia and a pinch of heart. Baring a dreadful ending, I envision this book being on shelves for a long, long time. I know Mr. Millar has been lucky to get a lot of his properties Hollywood attention. Whenever this one gets to the film-making stage, I hope its got enough heart and soul in it like the books do. Its not over the top or tacked on. Millar gets it just right here. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Aug 14, 2014

    With strong nods to Greek mythology, great characters, and a phenomenal artist Starlight #5 is a mediocre comic wrapped in the garb of an amazing one. Ultimately, the art and characters cant completely escape the gravity of the ho-hum story, but neither does the meager plot completely suck the life out of this installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 13, 2014

    That isn't to say that Starlight does everything wrong, in fact, it gets a lot right. It isn't always boring, in fact, it's possible to have a little bit of fun with Starlight. It has almost no originality, that's for sure, but it does have a little bit of heart. It's not a dark or gritty comic, and it doesn't always feel like it's meant to be taken 100% seriously. It has a lot of 70′s and 80′s sensibilities, and for that reason, it could provide some nostalgia for some readers, and even those who don't get the nostalgia could get a kick out of it. Even the plot is very rooted in that era of science fiction movies, seeing a hero from Earth leading a resistance against a brutal dictator. It's a great opportunity for social commentary, which is squandered, but that really isn't the purpose of this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 12, 2014

    Even if this isnt the most original sci-fi story, its Millars take on the genre, so he will no doubt put a fun spin on it. This continues to be a pleasurable read with some real visual treats. If science fiction is your cup of tea or you are a Millar fan, continue to pick up this title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Aug 13, 2014

    I don't hate Starlight, and it's certainly not enough to make me dislike Millar or Parlov's work in general, but for a story that started off so powerfully, this has devolved into an unfortunate slog. I'll stick with it to the end, but really only because that will come next issue and because I've already come this far. I just wish Starlight made me feel something other than resigned. Read Full Review

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