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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Cover: Monark Starstalker

Monark Starstalker was, despite a nigh-impossible to say aloud name, a cool Howard Chaykin sci-fi creation for Marvel Comics. The interstellar bounty hunter appeared in Issue #32 of the company's "try-out" title, Marvel Premiere in 1976, but failed to earn his own series. In fact, he wasn't seen again until 2009, guest starring in Nova, and then, a few years later, a Wolverine(!) miniseries.

I have not seen any of those later appearances, but from what I've read online, they really don't sound much like the character Chaykin create in '76.


Craig Zablo said...

Loved the character... of course I love almost everything Chaykin does.

El Vox said...

I'd never heard of it either, but I love some of those old comics, particularly some of the 80's stuff, which is when I got back into comics after several years of not reading them.