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Millar, Mark.
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volume : chiefly color illustrations; 26 cm.
"Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was a space hero who rescued a world from tyranny. But then he came home, got married, had kids and grew into an old man with nothing but his memories...until one night when an old, sparkly rocket ship descended from the heavens and called him back for one final adventure"-- P.[4] of cover.
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"From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Punisher: Max"--Vol. 1, p. [4] of cover.
v. 1. The return of Duke McQueen
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"I feel like this is a love letter of sortsfrom Millar to all those classic pulp stories. I'm glad he shared it with all ofus." -- Kirkus

"It'ssentimental and honest, romantic and sincere, completely unabashed in itsnostalgic reverence for old fashioned pulp. In doing something different, Millarhas created one of his best books yet." - IGN

"...the book is on itsway to being an inter-stellar hit and I'm definitely strapping up for theride." - BleedingCool

Forty years ago, Duke McQueensaved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story.Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer.Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance,coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap fromhas-been to hero?

Collects Starlight #1-6.

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Duke McQueen had a great adventure on the alien world called Tantalus, but no one believes him, not even his own kids. Years later, he gets the chance to relive his greatest moments when Tantalus requires his help again. The story's inspirations are obvious-from Flash Gordon to Adam Strange, classic tales of heroic white men as saviors to alien planets-but it gives that scenario a modern context. Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) opts to explore this classic protagonist's expansion into the roles of good husband and father, and makes these qualities inseparable from those of the intergalactic hero. It's a gentle approach that allows an examination of mortality and love, but the backdrop for the adventure suffers. The world-building is weak, which is too bad, because it would be enlightening to give the antiquated view of alien worlds the same sentimental analysis as the hero of the piece gets. Parlov's art is champing at the bit for that sort of detail, but it never functions as much more than exotic window dressing, alluding to what the story doesn't offer. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.