View Poll Results: Who was the first Starman from DC you ever read about?

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  • Golden Age Starman (Ted Knight- Adventure Comics #61, April 1941)

    52 38.52%
  • "Starman" of 1950's (Bruce Wayne in 1957; later changed to Charles McNider)

    2 1.48%
  • Mikaal (Michael) Thomas (1st Issue Special #12, March 1976)

    0 0%
  • Prince Gavyn (Adventure Comics #467, January 1980)

    5 3.70%
  • Will Payton (Starman #1, October 1988)

    31 22.96%
  • David Knight (older son of Ted Knight; Starman #26, September 1990)

    0 0%
  • Jack Knight (younger son of Ted / brother of David; Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #1, September 1994)

    30 22.22%
  • Thom Kallor/Danny Blaine (Star Boy from LSH / also connected with the character in Kingdom Come)

    14 10.37%
  • Farris Knight (Starman of the 853rd century; JLA #23, October 1998)

    1 0.74%
  • Other (please specify in a separate post)

    0 0%
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    The one drawn by Alex Ross for a cover

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    Thom Kallor when he appeared in Justice Society.

    I had heard of Jack and Ted Knight but Thom was the first one I read in a comic.

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    Ted was my first Starman - in the JSA 90 page digests my mum would buy me from the newsagent!!
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    Will Payton was my first. Picked up #1 when it came out and read most of his run. But when I read Jack Knights series years later I was blown away. He is MY Starman now. Hands down the best. Will is still cool though.

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    I voted Jack Knight (3 yrs ago), but just realized it may have technically been Ted Knight, in the pages of Zero Hour a month earlier. At the time, I didn't know his name, but I know I recognized him from what would have been Strazewski's 1992 series (that I skipped because I had no appreciation for Parobeck-style art at the time).
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    With 124 people having voted,
    * Golden Age Starman (Ted Knight) = 48 votes
    * Will Payton (1988) = 28 votes
    * Jack Knight (younger son of Ted) = 28 votes
    * Thom Kallor/Danny Blaine (Star Boy from LSH) = 13 votes
    * Prince Gavyn (1980) = 4 votes
    * "Starman" of 1950's (Bruce Wayne in 1957; later changed to Charles McNider) = 2 votes
    * Farris Knight (Starman of the 853rd century) = 1 vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    With 124 people having voted,
    * Golden Age Starman (Ted Knight) = 48 votes
    * Will Payton (1988) = 28 votes
    * Jack Knight (younger son of Ted) = 28 votes
    * Thom Kallor/Danny Blaine (Star Boy from LSH) = 13 votes
    * Prince Gavyn (1980) = 4 votes
    * "Starman" of 1950's (Bruce Wayne in 1957; later changed to Charles McNider) = 2 votes
    * Farris Knight (Starman of the 853rd century) = 1 vote
    I’m actually a little surprised that Ted has such a commanding lead. I would have thought Will or Jack would be leading.
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    Wasn't familiar with the guy until Will Payton in Snyders JL run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    I’m actually a little surprised that Ted has such a commanding lead. I would have thought Will or Jack would be leading.
    Depends on when / what people started reading DC comic books.
    Will's series ran from 1988-1992, and Jack was introduced in 1994.

    Ted was in some of the JLA/JSA annual meetings during the pre-CoIE days and was still around post-CoIE (with a little time off during the JSA's Ragnarök period).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    I’m actually a little surprised that Ted has such a commanding lead. I would have thought Will or Jack would be leading.
    Ted was my introduction to the character through reading JSA.
    That said, Jack was the character who I followed every month from start to finish.
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    With 129 people having voted,
    * Golden Age Starman (Ted Knight) = 49 votes
    * Will Payton (1988) = 30 votes
    * Jack Knight (younger son of Ted) = 30 votes
    * Thom Kallor/Danny Blaine (Star Boy from LSH) = 13 votes
    * Prince Gavyn (1980) = 4 votes
    * "Starman" of 1950's (Bruce Wayne in 1957; later changed to Charles McNider) = 2 votes
    * Farris Knight (Starman of the 853rd century) = 1 vote

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    On most of these "who was the first" threads I find myself referring back to the same issue over and over - Justice League of America 100. This issue was my introduction not only to the JLA but the JSA (including Ted Knight Starman) and Seven soldiers of Victory as well.

    I never realised just how much of an impact that one issue had on my love of DC comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon23 View Post
    On most of these "who was the first" threads I find myself referring back to the same issue over and over - Justice League of America 100. This issue was my introduction not only to the JLA but the JSA (including Ted Knight Starman) and Seven soldiers of Victory as well.

    I never realised just how much of an impact that one issue had on my love of DC comics.
    I bought Justice League of America #101 off a spinner rack at a drug store in Kennebunkport, Maine for my oldest sister the summer it came out when my parents and I were on vacation. (My sister was working at a summer camp and had asked my Mom to buy her the comic books she normally would get at the local stationary store when my Mom went there to get her magazines.)

    After reading that issue, I fell in love with the JSA and the idea of all those Golden Age heroes.
    (I even dressed up as Golden Age Flash for Halloween that October.)

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    Up to 132 people having voted,
    * Golden Age Starman (Ted Knight) = 51 votes (+ 2)
    * Will Payton (1988) = 30 votes
    * Jack Knight (younger son of Ted) = 30 votes
    * Thom Kallor/Danny Blaine (Star Boy from LSH) = 13 votes
    * Prince Gavyn (1980) = 5 votes (+1)
    * "Starman" of 1950's (Bruce Wayne in 1957; later changed to Charles McNider) = 2 votes
    * Farris Knight (Starman of the 853rd century) = 1 vote

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    This is a bit convoluted. I was in a collector's toy store, and they had some DCD stuff. I remember, Hourman 1,3, and a Starman 1 BUT his leg broken iirc. So no way was I buying him at their inflated prices, but boy did he look interesting. I'd never really been into DC much, and was just making my way back into comics in general. So I traded my stuff for Hourman 1 (weird for an X-Men guy, right? But I've been a JSA loyalist since) and that was the best decision I've made, comics-wise.

    I went home and started researching this Starman guy, starting with the figure. I may be getting my timelines mixed up here, but I think volume 1 of his Archives were available, so i grabbed a copy of that cheap, and I was off to the races, along with some book called the JSA by some guys called Goyer, Robinson, and Johns. Purely as a lark, no way I'd like that, right?

    Now I'm a fan of the family, but Ted's still my favourite. He's the beat that drives the drum of future generations of his name. I wish we had a Robinson quality book all about Ted. That'd be amazing. But not green hood. I hate the green hood look for Ted.

    And it all started with an overpriced figure with a broken leg.

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