Real Name: Mark Wilde (see comments)
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (Earth-6950)
Group Membership: Unrevealed
Enemies: Mandroid-75110 (see comments)
Known Relatives: Jonathan Wilde (father) (see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed,
possibly 22nd century
First Appearance: Marvel
Super-Heroes I#20 (May, 1969) (see
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed; Starhawk was armed with some form of a handgun (function unrevealed) which he carried on a belt holster
History: Unrevealed (see comments)
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas and Dan Adkins.
Prime Eternal researched the image, and has some major new intelligence!
The image comes from the fanzine Marvelmania#3, where it was used as the cover. Inside Marvelmania#3 is an explanation of why the story was not published:
"Starhawk may or may not be familiar to you depending upon how closely you have followed his comic book career which thus far has been limited to one advertisement in the back of an issue of Marvel Super-Heroes. That particular ad heralded the debut of this dynamic new hero in the next issue which was, instead, reprints of old Marvels, gathered together a few minutes before press time. That Starhawk has not yet appeared is due to what may best be described as a lack of a strong format. Starhawk's debut story was completed and a cover was drawn by Dan Adkins. The cover he did for the first story, in fact, is the cover of this very magazine!! However, as sometimes happens, a story doesn't work out as expected -- someone gets off on the wrong track and the end result was not what anyone intended it to be. All of Dan Adkins' beautiful pictures only served to illustrate story elements which were not to Starhawk's advantage. In short, it was felt that the first issue was a step in the wrong direction and, rather than let Starhawk debut on the wrong foot, the issue was yanked at the last minute and reprints were substituted. Exactly when Starhawk will make his actual debut has not yet been decided but this we can say as fact -- He will appear in the pages of Marvel in the foreseeable future and when he does, his first story will not be anything but what it was intended to be. It will be written and re-written until it is exactly as desired because nothing can hurt a new character more than a false start-- From what we hear, Starhawk embodies many of the traditional elements of science-fiction in comics, as well as a number of new innovations."
Then in Marvelmania#6, they published (in black and white) most of the contents of Starhawk's first adventure. The story was written by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Dan Adkins. Summary follows:
Outlands Patrol Vehicle 27AA3-B is traveling through a rocky wasteland in search of the "outlander" Starhawk. However, Starhawk comes to him -- he leaps inside the vehicle and faces its pilot, a "Mandroid" numbered 75110 on its forehead. They fight, and the Mandroid seems to be superior, declaring that Starhawk's defeat has already been predicted by "Mascom," the master computer that rules the Earth. Hearing this gives Starhawk the strength he needs to rise up and triumph over the Mandroid. He knocks the Mandroid into a control panel, and it explodes. Starhawk quickly evacuates the ship in a pod before it self-destructs. Meanwhile, Starhawk's father Jonathan Wilde (who mentions Starhawk's real name -- Mark) is monitoring Urbia-1 (whatever that is) while he waits to hear from his son. He begins to recall how on March 15, 2115 he saw the virtual destruction of the Earth in an atomic war.
At that point, the
story ends; Marvelmania might have been intending to complete
the story in their next issue, but this turned out to be the
fanzine's last issue! Maybe there's another fanzine out there
with the rest?
A big THANK YOU to Prime Eternal for providing the original scan, and to James Barlow for the additional scan.
courtesy of Dean Webb and his blog:
(see here for full sized images - click on the pictures as shown to
get large pics), here's the only
version of the story ever published:
Profile by John Kaminski
Starhawk has no known connections to:
Marvel Super-Heroes I#20, p64, pan1 (main)
Marvel Super-Heroes I#20 (May, 1969)
Marvelmania Magazine#6 (January, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Dan Adkins (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 07/17/2006
Last updated 12/07/2012
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