“Starlight #1” Finds New Life In Second Printing

w) Mark Millar a) Goran Parlov $2.99 Image Comics
w) Mark Millar
a) Goran Parlov
Image Comics

After a month of critical praise, Image Comics has announced that “Starlight #1” has totally sold on on the distributor level and will now head to a second printing. Mark Millar’s and Goran Parlov’s stunning new throwback series about a haggard, old space hero hit many powerful notes, reminiscent of Flash Gordon and many other sci-fi tales of old. Now, on the day of the second issue’s release, we finally get the official news that the second printing will be hitting the shelves on 4/30/14 and the second issue “will go back to print to meet customer demand.” It looks like a strong year for fans of Mark Millar, and it bodes well for what’s to come for the newly Expanded Millarworld Universe in the coming months. In the mean time, anyone looking to start reading Starlight might want to consider reading my review from a few weeks back.





Starlight Gains Speed, Fans, and a Second Printing: Issue #1 of the much-anticipated

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov series sells out

The first issue of Mark Millar’s and Goran Parlov’s highly-anticipated new series Starlight has sold out at the distributor level. Starlight tells the tale of Duke McQueen, a retired United States Air Force pilot who once became the hero of a distant world after slipping through a wormhole and overthrowing its cruel masters. Now, decades after returning to Earth and realizing that no one would ever believe his fantastic claims, McQueen is called into action—and space—once again. In order to meet customer demand, Image Comics has slated issue #1 for a 2nd printing.

Praise for Starlight :

Starlight #1 is a great start to the Millarworld universe.”

—Andy Hunsaker, Crave Online


“I personally would put Starlight pretty high up on the list—like, space high.”

—Stephen Wilds, Culture Mass


“’Starlight #1 is a beautiful little title, both in plot and style, and definitely one you should check out.”

—Zach Wilkerson, Multiversity Comics


“Millar does a phenomenal job at setting all of this up and giving the reader a dynamite first issue which will undoubtedly become an amazing series. If you’re a fan of sci-fi serials, this is a must have book.”

—Mat Elfring, Comic Vine


“Starlight #1′ has a real emotional heart, and that’s definitely a lot of the attraction. Millar and Parlov are off to a great start with Starlight, and if they can keep this up, they’ve got a real winner on our hands.”

—Greg McElhatton, Comic Book Resources


“Paired with Goran Parlov’s economic line art and Ive Svorcina’s flat colors, Millar and the team give us an opening issue that can’t help but make readers pick up the rest of the series.”

—Michael Moccio, Newsarama


“Starlight  #1” has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.


Image Comics is pleased to announce that this second issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of “Starlight  #1” (Diamond Code FEB148315) will release on 4/30.


“Starlight  #2” is currently available in stores. Issue #3 releases on 5/7 and is available for pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140604. A variant cover featuring art by Francesco Francavilla is available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140605.’

Mike Sains

Mike Sains is a Writer, Interviewer, and the Editor of the Reviews Department for Capeless Crusader as well as other outlets online. He is also a podcaster and an avid collector of vinyl records and collectibles.

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