starjammer

Starjammer (Asgard)

Starjammer is Thor’s ship that allows him and his companions to travel through space. It allows the occupants to breathe oxygen, even though the deck is not enclosed.

Notes

It’s referred to as “voyager” in its first appearance. 

It was greatly damaged during Thor’s battle with the Black Stars.  The Rigellians repaired and returned it to Thor after his victory over the Black Stars.

  • ↑ Thor #212
  • ↑ Thor #219
  • ↑ Thor #221
Starjammer (Shi'ar)

The Shi'ar starship used by the Starjammers.

The Starjammer is a highly advanced and stolen Shi'ar vessel that has been used by a band of rebel space pirates called “The Starjammers” ever since Christopher Summers formed the original group.

It was recently taken back into custody by The Shi'ar.

(Belated) Comic Reviews: Cyclops #10-11

Writer: John Layman; Art: Javier Garrón; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Cover: Alexander Lozano

Corsair and Cyclops are free from their recent burden of the Desolation and its crew but young Scott has some guilt. He’s left behind a crew he has come to know and get along with. He’s most guilty though of leaving behind a woman he has feelings for. Will that come back to bite him? Probably. 

The Summers Two manage to get off the planet after creating an “Avatar” lion stampede on the Shi’ar and stealing their ship which looks a little like the Imperial transport. Scott realizes that it spells certain doom for the Desolation crew and turns the ship around. As a father I loved what happened next. Corsair didn’t object. He’s proud of his son’s decision, and it leads him to make a change of heart. And it works on Valesh Malafect until his daughter let her heart broken voice be heard.

Talk about being in a bind: they were out of danger and it all turns on their head. It’s a good thing Corsair destroyed the Shi’ar starcracker before he escaped the Desolation. Valesh decides not to kill the Summerses but he is going to take them to Tjaro-6 to sell them. The Starjammers are there as well on sale by some lizard people. Vileena wants to kill Scott, and there’s just no convincing her otherwise. She even lets them escape their cell so she can catch them and hunt them down. It doesn’t really end well for the Malafects. In this squabble of fathers protecting their children, someone goes down in a tragic accident. So we end these issues with a new captain of the Desolation, and the Starjammers are on their way to apprehend the Black Vortex to land a huge payload.

And so will soon begin my dive into the Black Vortex. This event was so popular, and demand for issues so high that I can’t find Captain Marvel’s chapter, the one in Guardians of the Galaxy Team Up or one of the Star-Lord issues. I hope I can track them down, I’ve heard nothing but good things. 

Until next time…

Marvel

Marvel is the name of a comic book publisher that has turned into a huge entertainment franchise. Among Marvel’s superheroes is Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel’s real name was Carol Danvers. She joined the United States Air Force where she worked in military intelligence, and later joined NASA. During a battle, she was knocked into a damaged Kree Psyche-Magnitron machine. It altered her genetic structure, turning her into a half-Kree superhuman. She then became a member of the Avengers.

In X-Men, Marvel Girl was the daughter of Cyclops and Phoenix in an possible future. Her real name was Rachel “Ray” Summers. She was the a member of a group of space pirates known as the Starjammers. Her son, Jay Scott Grey Summers was known as Marvel Boy.

In the D.C. Comics franchise, William Batson was known as Captain Marvel. A wizard named Shazaam gave him the powers of six legendary heroes of Ancient Greece. He had Shazaam also give powers to his twin sister who became known as Mary Marvel and his friend Frederick Freeman, who became Captain Marvel Jr. together they were known as the Marvel Family.

In The Hunger Games, Marvel was a tribute from District 1. Katniss killed him after he killed her ally Rue.

Marvel is an English word name that means “a wonderful thing.” Marvel was among the top 1,000 names for girls from 1900 through 1941. It’s highest rank was in 1901 when it was #519. It never ranked in the top 1,000 for boys. In 2014, 28 girls and 24 boys were named Marvel. The alternate spelling Marvell was given to 12 boys.

Marvel is a bold choice. It’s a name that may be difficult to live up to.