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Vanth Dreadstar
Dreadstar
Jim Starlin's science fiction comic book character


Discussion

From: "Atheist superheroes?" thread, started 21 September 1999 on rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe/browse_thread/thread/e8d686f0b20944a6/2878b8590988d911; viewed 23 June 2006):
From: Robert Reinke
Date: Wed, Sep 22 1999 12:00 am

Am I allowed to mention a non-Marvel Universe super-hero?

Atheists will enjoy Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR. Specifically, the first 26 issues published Epic, a Marvel-owned mag. The hero not only destroys a galactic religious dictatorship, he orders its twelve "gods" to hit the road.


From: Robert
Date: Wed, Sep 22 1999 12:00 am

People like seeing pieces of themselves in their heroes. I know an African-American female who got hooked into comics in the 1970s largely because of Storm. I like Dreadstar, in part, because he is an atheist.


From: Andrew Furdell
Date: Wed, Sep 22 1999 12:00 am

...I must say I'm surprised. I was told that [Jim] Starlin [the creator of Dreadstar] was Catholic... Is this not so? (Living Tribunal often seems to allude to a higher power, after all...)


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