Starman FanFiction: Star-Spangled Kid, Stars and Sliders, the Shade, Vic Valor, Lily DeLuna, Doris Knight, the Goon

Starman of Earth-2: The Five Earths Project
Stars and Sliders: The Five Earths Project

Times Past

Secret Files: Lily DeLuna: Times Past, 1943: The Summer of ’43

by Dan Swanson
published August 7, 2004

Long before she went to journalism school or became a reporter, young Lily DeLuna was a professional baseball player in the women’s league during the summer season, and a shipyard worker the rest of the year. But as she takes a restful break at the end of the very long summer of 1943, Lily gets caught up in not one but two major mysteries involving new super-villains! Introducing the Oculist! And featuring the first appearance of the Sportsmaster before he hit the big time!

Starman: Times Past, 1945: Nuclear Furnace

by Dan Swanson
published April 30, 2004

In this unconventional look at the career of Ted Knight, alias Starman, Ted struggles with misgivings about his involvement in the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb. Even if the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified in the long run, will the ghosts of the irradiated dead haunt Starman forever? And will Ted Knight’s mental state be able to withstand the guilt he feels when confronted with literal atomic zombies partly created from his own research? Guest starring Johnny Quick, Captain Triumph, Wonder Woman, Amazing-Man, Mister Terrific, and Doctor Mid-Nite!

The Brave and the Bold: Hourman and Starman: Times Past, 1948: Time and Stars

by HarveyKent
published July 6, 2000

An old enemy of Hourman sets a gauntlet of super-villains to run him ragged in Baltimore before he’s finally killed! But the odds are evened when Starman in nearby Opal City is tipped off anonymously by the Shade! Can the man of the hour and the astral avenger defeat nine powerful foes over the course of one hour, when both of them have been inactive for years?

Starman: Times Past, 1948: Give Up the Stars

by Dan Swanson
published February 19, 2004

After his promise to retire three years earlier, Ted Knight’s sudden return as Starman alarms his wife, Doris. Now, for the first time, Ted learns the reason behind his wife’s desire for Starman to remain retired, when she tells him about the time in 1945 that Doris Lee received a message from the future from Doris Knight!

Showcase: Times Past, 1949: Vic Valor, Invincible

by Dan Swanson
published May 29, 2004

Three years after Starman’s retirement, a new hero flies the skies over Opal City! But who is the alien super-hero known as Vic Valor, and why is he here? Reporter Lily DeLuna, finding both glaring omissions and outright lies in Valor’s story, makes it her mission to find out the truth! Meanwhile, Doris Knight begins to have her own suspicions about her husband Ted Knight — could the former Starman be connected to Vic Valor in some way? You won’t want to miss the shocking fate of Vic Valor when he takes on the fearsome Xenon, only to discover that the new villain is actually one of Starman’s close friends! Guest starring Green Lantern and Doctor Mid-Nite!

Starman: Times Past, 1949: An Alternate Destiny

by Dan Swanson
published June 1, 2004

Can Ted and Doris Knight use what they know about Vic Valor’s encounter with Doctor Doog’s Destructo-Ray to save the life of the Starman of an alternate timeline?

Showcase: Times Past, 1949: Lily DeLuna, Investigative Reporter

by Dan Swanson
published January 5, 2007

In the aftermath of Vic Valor’s last adventure, reporter Lily DeLuna has an adventure of her own while investigating political corruption in Opal City! Her witnessing a fateful meeting between crime lord Boss Neuertski and City Councilman John Ross puts her life in danger, which is made even worse when she finds that her own editor has sold her out to the Mob! Can Lily discover the true identity of the long-retired Starman and enlist his help in learning the secrets of Xenon’s power rod before mobsters can silence her for good? Guest starring Captain Triumph and Starwoman, and featuring the return of the Reverse Golden Age Flash, the Rival!

The Brave and the Bold: Lily DeLuna and Doris Knight: Times Past, 1949: Super Girls’ Knight Out

by Dan Swanson
published September 15, 2005

After a night on the town, Ted Knight heads off to bed. So when an emergency strikes Opal City Electric’s power plant, Doris Knight and Lily DeLuna decide against waking the retired Starman, reasoning that they can team up to take care of this problem themselves! But will even the abilities granted them by the gravity rod and the power rod be enough when they are met in battle with the robot from the future known as Mekanique?

The Brave and the Bold: Black Canary and Starman: Times Past, 1965: Wings and Stars

by JSAGL, with Martin Maenza, partially adapted from The Brave and the Bold #61 and #62 by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson
published October 4, 2001

The team of Starman and Black Canary in the mid-1960s was a memorable one, but why was it so short-lived? As the second Black Canary recalls her mother’s adventures with the Starman of Earth-Two, she also remembers how close Dinah Drake Lance was with Ted Knight, and how their ill-advised affair shaped their lives for years to come.

Late 1985 to 1986

Starman: Stars and Sliders

A Crawling from the Wreckage crossover

published January 11, 2000

What if you could find brand new worlds right here on Earth, where anything is possible — same planet, different timeline? That is the question Ted Knight, alias Starman, must face when he finds the gateway and accompanies a group of Sliders to visit unknown alternate timelines. But where does that leave his sons, David and Jack?

Stars and Sliders: Slide Heil

published August 22, 2001

The Sliders have been traveling through alternate timelines for a long time now, but so far they’ve never encountered a counterpart of Ted Knight, the former Starman — until now. Trapped on a world where the Nazis won World War II, they discover to their horror that this world’s Ted Knight and Maximillian Arturo are the current leaders of the Third Reich. But things are not as they seem. Can the Sliders sort things out before their timer runs down and leaves them stranded in this dark alternate timeline?

Starman: The Amity Games

by Libbylawrence
published July 5, 2001

The new Starman, David Knight, finds little fun when a sporting event is attacked by Sportsmaster and his youngest daughter, Decathlon!

Starman: Fatal Finishing School

by Libbylawrence
published August 14, 2001

The new Starman seeks to rescue a missing heiress from a girls’ academy for killers, but is he being duped by a cunning foe? Worse still, can the straight-laced David Knight handle the affections of a super-heroine and a super-villainess at once? Guest starring Blackout and Artemis Crock!

Starman: Brave New World

by Libbylawrence
published August 16, 2001

Starman finds himself the only hero in a strange dimension full of villains! Can David Knight trust Artemis and the Enchantress to aid him? Or does the answer lie in finding heroes for this world?


Starman: Stars Be My Destiny, Book 1: Sins of the Father

published August 12, 2001

The career of the promising second Starman, David Knight, comes to a sudden end when he is killed by a sniper’s bullet. But as the teenaged Jack Knight soon discovers, the man behind his brother’s murder is not only the original Starman’s worst enemy, but a man whom the family trusts implicitly! Now Jack must avenge his brother, but must he become the new Starman to do so?

Starman: Stars Be My Destiny, Book 2: Zero Hour

published December 4, 2001

Jack Knight wants to be the new Starman to avenge his brother’s murder, but he’s completely unprepared for the training regimen that Wildcat has in store for him! Meanwhile, Doctor Mid-Nite tries to figure out what the Shade is up to. Guest starring Infinity Inc!

Starman: Stars Be My Destiny, Book 3: Talking With Doris

published May 10, 2002

Jack Knight has made a lot of progress while training with Wildcat and Infinity Inc. But there’s still one major hurdle he has to overcome before he can become the new Starman: the anger he still feels over the death of his mother at a young age. Can the ghost of Doris Knight soothe her son’s troubled soul?

Starman: Stars Be My Destiny, Book 4: Homecoming

published July 15, 2002

Jack Knight finally completes his training and returns to Opal City as Starman to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of the Mist! What he finds is a new Mist, the daughter of the original, who seeks revenge of her own on the original Mist! But a stunning revelation promises to change the lives of the Knight family forever! Guest starring Infinity Inc., and introducing the new Star-Spangled Kid!

Secret Origins: The Goon

by Doc Quantum
published March 8, 2001

Jake Bennetti, nicknamed Bobo by the newspapers, was nothing more than a bank robber, a big thug with super-strength who fought a lot of super-heroes in the 1950s and ’60s. But when an opportunity comes by for Bobo to change his stripes, will he take it? Introducing the Goon!


All-Star: The Return of Vic Valor

by Dan Swanson
published December 6, 2005

Four super-heroines and one super-hero — the Huntress, Corona, Insect Queen, the Mighty Isis, and Blackwing — are thrust into a battle extraordinaire when Vic Valor returns from the grave and attacks the JSA Brownstone! But what is behind this golden age hero’s attack on Gotham City? And is this the real Vic Valor? Guest starring Starman, Superman, Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and Bat-Mite! Featuring the debut of Zephyr!

The Brave and the Bold: Vic Valor and Strobe: The Jungles of Juneo

Part 1 of The Quest for Wotan

by Dan Swanson
published October 27, 2008

Vic Valor, alias the Lord of Order named Marnu, is unable to regain his lost power because of an ancient curse set upon him by the Lords of Chaos 100,000 years ago! His only hope is to find and destroy the Lens of Allouche, currently in the possession of Wotan! Vic Valor’s ally in this quest is Jim Chisholm, alias Strobe, who seeks vengeance for Wotan’s destroying his life! But as the two super-heroes set out for space in a spaceship to track down this Lord of Chaos, Wotan makes plans of his own! Thus, when their ship the Tiak Avenger crash-lands on the world of Juneo during a shakedown cruise, Vic Valor and Strobe find themselves in a battle against the voracious, world-spanning jungle that threatens that world! Guest starring Doctor Fate, and introducing Power Boy!

The Brave and the Bold: Green Lantern and Starman: Danger from Above

by Dan Swanson, with Drivtaan
published October 1, 2008

When a massive asteroid named Damocles threatens Earth, Green Lantern and Starman head into outer space to divert the danger from above. But as they investigate, the two JSA members are attacked by a few old enemies from the planet Mars who manage to disable their powers! Can Alan Scott and Ted Knight figure out a way to regain control over the power ring and the cosmic rod in time to save the Earth from destruction? Introducing the Lawman of Mars!