lightcutterii-8116-mainLIGHTCUTTER II

Classification: Alternate Reality (Reality-8116) extraterrestrial starship

Creator: Unrevealed

Possessors: Syzygy Darklock;
    previous owner(s) unrevealed

First Appearance: "The Price," Eclipse Graphic Album Series#5 (1981) - see commentslightcutterii-8116-flight

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Lightcutter II could presumably travel at faster-than-light speed and/or utilize warp drive in order to travel interstellar distances in a timely fashion.

    It could travel from Altarix, which was one of the galaxy's inner planets, deep within the Instrumentality's domain, to Caldor, which was a frontier planet for the Instrumentality, apparently toward the outer portions of the galaxy in a few days.

    It had life support capacities and an undefined cargo carrying capacity.

History:
(The Price) - Seeking to meet the destiny for which he had prepared himself, Syzygy Darklock purchased a spaceship, which he renamed Lightcutter II. He had robot crews pack that which he needed, and he gave the rest of his belongings to the poor. After bidding his nephew, Ravol, farewell, Syzygy flew the Lightcutter II from the planet Altarix to the frontier planet Caldor over a few days.

(The Price - BTS) - After setting up camp, Syzygy was greeted by Vanth (aka Dreadstar), and the two gradually formed teacher-student and friendship roles.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin.

Dreadstar / Reality-8116 primer

    The Light Cutter was a ship Vanth had used a million years ago before it was destroyed (along with the entire Milky Way galaxy) by the Infinity Horn. Obviously, Syzygy's mystic power would have allowed him to know the name of the former ship of the man whom he felt fated to join.

    After a finish the last few profiles and/or starter profiles from The Price, I'll move on the third chapter of the Metamorphosis Odyssey, which is the Dreadstar graphic novel...if the Light Cutter II appears in that story or elsewhere, I'll add any further information as I get to it.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Lightcutter II should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads):
  "The Price," story pg. 1, panel 1 (population and symbolic picture with Instrumentality and Monarchy symbols);


Appearances:
"The Price," Eclipse Graphic Album Series#5 (1981) - Jim Starlin (writer/artist); I don't know who edited it; reprinted in Epic's Dreadstar Annual#1 (1983) it credited Jo Duffy (associate editor) and Archie Goodwin (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 08/06/2023
Last updated: 08/06/2023

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