-DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO A SPOILS WHEN IT'S STRUCK BY LIGHTNING?
THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENS TO EVERYTHING ELSE.-
Written by Mark Millar
Drawn by Goran Parlov
Duke McQueen must find his way into the resistance if he (and the planet's people) have any hope of saving things. Duke, Space-Boy and fellow inmate Wes are about to square off with Pindar and the guards when in comes crashing help. Strapping on jet-packs, the three are whisked away to join the sought after good guys. However, before Duke's inspiring speech is even done ringing in the air, we see Wes betraying everybody as he contacts the evil Lord Kingfisher, telling him right where to find the secret base.
I have loved most things from Millar (even though some have been semi slow and bland) but Starlight continues to show his range. However, one of the main things I love about this book is that it reads like old, campy science fiction. When tackled, these kind of stories tend to come off as overtly cheesy now-a-days, basing more in mockery of the genre then story while this one seems to revel in it. Goran Parlov's art is perfect for it. Not refined or "pretty" like most comic artists try to be. In fact, he makes it feel like this story could be straight out of Heavy Metal. This is the kind of tale that John Candy should be narrating, telling us about how big his body has gotten and how much he loves boobs. This is a title I'm happy to have going into my Millarworld collection.