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In the 36th episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as Jack learns the secret of WIll Payton as Stars My Destination reaches its finale! What will be the final fate of Will Payton and the Crown Imperial? Will the revolution triumph and order restored, or will Rikane continue his tyrannical rule? And will Jack return to find his beloved Opal City in ruins as he is fated to do? Listen and find out!
Issues discussed include Starman #59 and 60.
As Stars My Destination reaches its penultimate chapters, join host Matt Kramer for The Shade’s Journal Episode 35 as Jack Knight finds himself out of the frying pan and into the fire as Jack finds himself a prisoner of the Crown Imperial. But all may not be as it seems, as Jack meets new friends, new enemies, and comes face to face with two heroes long thought dead. Issues discussed include Starman #57 and 58. Enjoy!
In the 34th episode of the Shade’s Journal, we travel back to Opal City as the players begin to gather on the board as darkness looms over Opal City. The countdown to the Grand Guignol has begun! Also, we get a brief story teaming Jack with Wildcat Ted Grant and we see whether or not Jack has the heart of a fighter. Issues discussed include Starman #56 and All-Star Comics 80 Page Giant #1. Enjoy!
Past, present, and future unite in the 33rd episode of The Shade’s Journal, as host Matt Kramer takes us on a most unusual taxi ride in the far futue. Marvel at a tale told thrice before we head back to the near future as Jack meets the new Star Spangled Kid and S.T.R.I.P.E. and we learn an untold tale of the Starman legacy. Issues discussed include Starman #55 and Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0.
In the 32nd episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as we take a trip back in time to the old west! While there, not only do we learn the origin of Jack’s space ship, but we also learn the secret origin of Brian Savage in a special Knights Past segment spotlighting Scalphunter! Issues discussed include Starman #54 and Weird Western Tales #39. Enjoy!
In the 31st episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as Jack Knight travels to Krypton and meets Jor-El, the father of Superman. See how James Robinson writes the characters of ancient Krypton eight years before he began his current run on Superman. Also in this episode, join Jack as he travels to the planet Rann and meets Adam Strange before one of the most controversial events in the series occurs. What could happen that would cause Tony Harris to stop providing covers for the series he co-created? Find out in this episode! Issues discussed include Starman #51, 52, and 53.
In the 30th episode of the Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer for a trip into the 30th Century as we meet up with Star Boy Thom Kallor of the Legion of Super-Heroes! While in the 30th Century, we learn some more clues as to what’s in store for Jack and Mikaal in the future and they also bump into a familiar face. While in the 30th Century, we also have a Knights Past segment focusing on Thom Kallor and we get a brief discussion on the Legion of Super-Heroes. Issues discussed in this episode are Starman #50 and Legion of Super-Heroes #306. Enjoy!!!
The Shade’s Journal returns with episode 29! In this episode, Join host Matt Kramer as we officially kick off the storyline “Stars My Destination”, as Jack travels into deep space and makes an unexpected discovery. Meanwhile, Mikaal has a conversation with David in the annual “Talking With David” story. We also learn the connection the title “Stars My Destination” has with Starman’s legacy. Enjoy
In The Shade’s Journal Episode 28, join host Matt Kramer for discussion of the Starman 80 Page Giant as we follow the legacy of a single item and how it touched the lives of the residents of Opal City between 1894 and 1999. Also, we meet the Starman of 1951 for the first time, as well as a brand new Ragdoll.