Evil Star

Evil Star is the name of two supervillains appearing in DC Comics publications.[1]

Publication history

The Guy Pompton version of Evil Star debuted in All Star Comics #44 and was created by John Broome and Irwin Hasen.

The alien version of Evil Star first appeared in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #37 (June 1965) and was created by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane

Fictional Character Biography

Guy Pompton

Guy Pompton
AllStar44
The Golden Age Evil Star menaces Hollywood and the Justice Society of America. Art by Irwin Hasen.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceJustice Society of America All Stars #44
Created byJohn Broome
Irwin Hasen
In-story information
Alter egoGuy Pompton

Guy Pompton, owner of Ace Movie Rental Agency and a crimelord, dons a costumed identity in 1948 to stop a movie studio from completing a film using a script that will expose his criminal activities. He fights the Justice Society of America and is defeated.[2]

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Evil Star
Green Lantern 37
The first appearance of the Silver Age Evil Star and his Starlings on the cover of Green Lantern vol. 2 #37 (June 1965). Art by Gil Kane.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceGreen Lantern vol. 2, #37 (June, 1965)
Created byGardner Fox
Gil Kane
In-story information
SpeciesAorans
Place of originAuron
AbilitiesStarband prolongs life, generate energy blasts, and form 'light constructs'. Starling minions possess superhuman strength & invulnerability.

A scientist on the planet Auron dedicates himself to cheating death by drawing power from the stars themselves. He invents the Starband, which makes him immortal, but twists his mind toward evil and prematurely ages his fellow Aurons. The people of Auron want him to destroy the Starband, but having tasted immortality he refuses to give it up. The ensuing battle leaves all of Auron lifeless except for the scientist, now known as Evil Star. Evil Star seeks new worlds to conquer and comes into frequent conflict with the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lanterns, including Hal Jordan.[1]

The Guardians later send Evil Star to the Erral Rehab Facility, where they use a brainwave nullifier in an attempt to cure him. This rehabilitation is only partially successful, as the nullifier stimulates his subconscious mind, recreating the Starlings, who bring him the Starband. Evil Star flees to Earth in a confused state, believing the Starlings are persecuting him. He fights with Ferrin Colos, one of the Darkstars, who floods Evil Star's mind with reminders of the lives he has taken, starting with his homeworld. Evil Star's mind shuts down, and he is returned to the Guardians for re-education.

Evil Star is freed by Neron, with enhanced Starlings, but returned to captivity by the Darkstars and Guy Gardner.[3]

Evil Star was mentioned, seemingly in passing, by Sister Sercy of the Blue Lantern Corps as a menace to her homeworld. It is unknown if the Evil Star she refers to is a past version, or a previously unheard-of version of the villain.[4]

Evil Star is also cited as the guiding force behind the Kroloteans abducting William Hand, searching Hand's insides for the blackness that would lead to the Blackest Night.[5]

Powers and abilities

Evil Star's primary weapon is the Starband. The Starband draws the energy of the stars to prolong Evil Star's lifespan, enable him to fly, survive in space, create force blasts or hard light constructs, and powers the Starlings. Starlings are miniature versions of Evil Star that possess superhuman strength and invulnerability, and are under his complete control. Starlings need direct commands from Evil Star to function, and they become directionless if he is unconscious.[1] If Evil Star is kept away from starlight for a prolonged period, his powers fade away. Since starlight is the same as sunlight, the Starband's force blasts and constructs serve to increase Superman's powers.

Other versions

Evil Star has appeared in some Elseworlds stories:

Batman: In Darkest Knight

In the Elseworlds tale, Batman: In Darkest Knight, a version of Evil Star exists. Harvey Dent was the Gotham District Attorney and was shown to be more supportive of Green Lantern than Commissioner Gordon. Sinestro, after becoming deranged from absorbing Joe Chill's mind, scarred Dent's face and empowered him along with Selina Kyle (known as Star Sapphire) and sent them out to kill the Green Lantern, with Dent known as Binary Star. Even though they were defeated, the pair managed to escape back to Sinestro.[6]

JLA: Another Nail

In the Elseworlds tale, JLA: Another Nail, the follow-up to JLA: The Nail, Evil Star makes an appearance.[7][8]

In other media

Television

  • Evil Star appears in Justice League Unlimited, voiced by an uncredited George Newbern. Evil Star appears in the episode "The Cat and the Canary", at Roulette's Metabrawl and is reported to be a member of the Secret Society led by Gorilla Grodd. The Flash (inhabiting the body of Lex Luthor) once calls him "Evil-Head Guy" in the episode, "The Great Brain Robbery", and in "Destroyer", the final episode of the series, he is one of the few members of the Secret Society that survives the final Apokoliptian assault on Earth.
  • Evil Star appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Revenge of the Reach!" voiced by J.K. Simmons. Blue Beetle calls up his friend Paco and asks his advice to defeat Evil Star as Blue Beetle is fighting him at the same time. Paco tells Blue Beetle that Evil Star draws his powers from the stars causing Blue Beetle to create a space cloud to block Evil Star's power source. Before the Blue Beetle Scarab can cause Blue Beetle to finish off Evil Star, Batman intervenes. Batman and Blue Beetle then hand Evil Star over to the Green Lantern Corps. Evil Star makes non-speaking cameos in "Scorn of the Star Sapphire" and "The Eye of Despero" as one of Green Lantern's enemies.

Video games

Books

  • Evil Star was the main antagonist in a Justice League novel. His background is similar to the comics, except that he tries to establish himself Monarch of Ulandira (Auron's capital city Ulandir).
  • Evil Star battles Green Lantern in Beware Our Power! by Scott Sonneborn published by Capstone Publishers as part of their DC Super Heroes line of illustrated children's books.

References

  1. ^ a b c Wallace, Dan (2008), "Evil Star", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 117, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017
  2. ^ All-Star Comics #44 (Dec. 1948/Jan. 1949).
  3. ^ Guy Gardner,Warrior #37
  4. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 4, #42
  5. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 4, #43
  6. ^ Batman: In Darkest Night
  7. ^ JLA: Another Nail #1
  8. ^ JLA: Another Nail #2
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Evil Star (disambiguation)

Evil Star is the name of two fictional characters appearing in DC Comics.

Evil Star may also refer to:

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Evil Star (novel), the second book in The Power of Five series

Evil Star (novel)

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The only characters to physically appear in all five books are Matthew Freeman, Richard Cole, Pedro, Chaos the King of the Old Ones and Susan Ashwood.

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List of unicorns

This is a list of unicorns in modern popular culture, chiefly literature, film and television, arranged chronologically:

1871: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, features the nursery rhyme characters of "The Lion and the Unicorn."

1940 (November 13): Fantasia depicts unicorns and a unicorn donkey in the Pastoral Symphony segment of the film.

1956 (March 15) Forbidden Planet makes reference to a virgin's ability to tame unicorns.

1956 (September 4) The Last Battle, by C. S. Lewis, describes Jewel, a noble unicorn who is King Tirian's best friend.

1962: "The Unicorn" is a song by Shel Silverstein, best known in the 1968 recording by The Irish Rovers.

1965: The Wandering Unicorn, a novel by the Argentinian Manuel Mujica Láinez features a magical unicorn's horn used as a lance during the Crusades.

1965: Elidor by Alan Garner features a lost unicorn from another world.

1968: The Last Unicorn, a worldwide best-selling novel by Peter S. Beagle, believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others.

1976: Unico features a baby unicorn from Osamu Tezuka.

1981: Unicorn Variation, a novelette by Roger Zelazny, is about a chess game between a man and a unicorn in an abandoned bar.

1982 (October 28): Tokimeki Tonight episode 4 features a unicorn pulling a carriage that the star family takes to the underworld. Two are also seen at the end of episode 6 when an imaginary one is seen pulling a carriage carrying the two stars in wedding regalia, and then another appears tugging another pursuing carriage.

1982 (November 19): The Last Unicorn, a film adaptation of the 1968 novel, features a unicorn on the cover.

1983: Dungeons & Dragons features a unicorn called Uni.

1984: She-Ra: Princess of Power: She-Ra's horse turns into a unicorn during She-Ra's transformation.

1985: Legend features a unicorn's horn being cut off by the villain.

1987: The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland -- saving a unicorn is part of Alice's princess test.

1992: Blade Runner: in the director's cut, Rick Deckard has a dream of a unicorn. The meaning of the dream is central to his self-identity.

1994-2010: The Unicorn Chronicles are a fantasy series by Bruce Coville, including Into the Land of the Unicorns (1994), Song of the Wanderer (1999), Dark Whispers (2008) and The Last Hunt (2010).

1995-1996: Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders includes a trio of girls who ride unicorns. The protagonist has a winged unicorn.

1996: Kleo the Misfit Unicorn also features a wide cast of normal unicorns to complement the main character, who is a winged unicorn.

1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone a unicorn is injured and its blood is drunk.

1998: Nico the Unicorn movie, based on the 1996 book by Frank Sacks.

2000 Fantasia 2000 A unicorn in Pomp And Circumstance, along with a dragon and a griffin, is laughing at all the other animals for going into Noah's ark.

2001 (October 17): Zoo Tycoon video game Easter egg unicorn cheats exhibits.

2001 (November 4): Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film), Lord Voldemort and Professor Quirrell are shown to be feeding off the blood of a dead unicorn.

2002: The Twelve Kingdoms anime has "Qilin", the Japanese term for unicorns.

2005 (May): Jack Frost (manhwa) features a very ugly unicorn.

2005 (November 26): Charlie the Unicorn, a viral video first released on Newgrounds, features the eponymous unicorn Charlie as well as two other unicorns.

2005 (December 8): The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe shows Peter riding a unicorn into battle.

2006 (February): Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn serial novel begins.

2006 (March 20): The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Sidequest.

2006 (June 10): Sugar Sugar Rune anime episode 49 has a unicorn transformed into a boy in the final exam, Chocolat and Vanilla need to retrieve his horn.

2007 (July 5): Noah's Ark features unnamed unicorn.

2007 (August 10): Stardust features a unicorn coming to help out Yvaine the fallen star.

2009 (February 24): The Princess and the Unicorn is a children's novel in which a unicorn is vital to the survival of a fairy community.

2010 (June 18): Toy Story 3 features Buttercup.

2010 (October 10): My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has a variety of unicorn ponies. Some of the main cast (both Rarity and Sweetie Belle) are unicorns. The main character Twilight Sparkle was a normal unicorn for the first three seasons until becoming a winged unicorn.

2011: Puella Magi Madoka Magica episode 9 features one alongside a mermaid.

2012 (February 10): The Season 7, 14th episode of Supernatural, "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" shows a unicorn chasing down a neglectful father and impaling him on its horn.

2012 (March 9): The Cabin in the Woods depicts a unicorn killing a man by stabbing him through the chest

2012 (April 22): Phoebe and her Unicorn webcomic series debuts

2013 (April 30): The Fire Ascending from the series The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey features an unnamed unicorn.

2013 (December 4): Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico features a unicorn along with other animals.

2013 (June 25): Butt Stallion as a unicorn character from the DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" of Borderlands 2

2015, in the cartoon Star vs. the Forces of Evil:Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode 1b ("Party With a Pony", January 18): Flying Princess Pony Head, who is a floating unicorn head, is introduced.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode "Quest By": a unicorn on a treadmill is revealed to power Star's wand.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode 7b ("Sleep Spells", June 22): when Star paints a picture of her childhood, there is a purple unicorn in it.2015 (September 7): In the Gravity Falls episode "The Last Mabelcorn", unicorns appear, parodying those seen in The Last Unicorn and My Little Pony. They are believed to be able to judge how "pure of heart" humans are, but this is revealed to be a scam they use to trick humans.

In the book Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils (a unicorn) and Phoebe (a human) have many fun adventures throughout the year.

2017 (January 12): Hanazuki: Full of Treasures features unicorns that are from Kiyoshi's moon. Sleepy Unicorn and Twisted Unicorn are voiced by Avery Waddell while the others are voiced by Debi Derryberry.

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"Rats Live on No Evil Star", a poem by Anne Sexton published in The Death Notebooks (1974)

"Rats Live on No Evil Star", a novel by James David Audlin

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