Starlight #1 review
Well, Mark Millar has done it again. Created then wrote some comic book I’d love to see as a movie, no, I want to see as a movie. At a distanced glance, Starlight #1 appears to be some Flash Gordon clone, but as you read each scene, take in each line, it proves it’s so much more, and then some.
Starlight #1 tells of a pilot who’s somehow thrown into another galaxy, one where he became a hero by overthrowing a corrupt tyrant. From hero status he returns home only to be mocked by people who believe him to be mentally ill. With tragedy striking his marriage and sons who appear to have no faith or hope for their father distance themselves from him. It sounds all very tragic, and it is, but that’s what makes the story. That’s what makes it feel so real.
Obviously Mark Millar kills it with Starlight #1, he easily dropped the best book this week, beating out Magneto #1 (good in it’s own right) and the highly anticipated Moon Knight #1. Millar is on a roll right now and Starlight #1 is proof of that. Not to be understated, the art of Goran Parlov couldn’t match this book’s tone any better. The two pair perfectly together, creating this excellent SciFi book that I immediately want more of.
Do not pass up Starlight #1, I guarantee it’s on your store shelves right now hiding in plain sight, pick it up before this underrated book starts selling out, because believe me it will!