New Universe Analyses: Star Brand #13-14

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New Universe Analyses: Star Brand #13-14

Post by Creelman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:01 am

Star Brand
SBRAND 13
Published: May 1988
Written by John Byrne; Drawn by John Byrne (breakdowns), Tom Palmer (finishes), Danny Bulanadi (finishes) & Joe Rubinstein (finishes)
Appearances: Maddie Felix (dies); Jane Price; Roger Price; the Star Child (introduction)
Brief synopsis: Maddie Felix gives birth to her and Connell's son, but dies in the process. The baby is born with a portion of the power of the Star Brand, quickly grows older and becomes known as "the Star Child".
Attempting to leave the Pitt, Jane and Roger Price are quarantined by the military.
References: As noted on page 1, pages 1 through 22 take place on February 29, 1988.

Flashback (4:5-7:6)
Appearances: Maddie Felix; Ken Connell; Myron Feldman (as ghost)
Brief synopsis: The Witness raises the spirit of Ken Connell's friend Myron Feldman to torment Connell. Feldman promises to serve as Connell's conscience. Ken visits Maddie and apologizes to her for not accepting their baby. He begs her to keep their child safe.
References: As noted on page 4:4, pages 4:5 through 7:6 take place "two weeks ago".

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SBRAND 14
Published: July 1988

First Story
Written by John Byrne; Drawn by John Byrne (breakdowns), Tom Palmer (finishes), Chris Ivy (finishes) & Tom Morgan (finishes)
Appearances: the Star Child; Ken Connell; Jane Price; Roger Price
Brief synopsis: The Star Child visits Jane and Roger Price for more answers and kills Roger in an act of self-defense although Roger proved no danger. He confronts his father, Ken Connell, who has become mad with power. The Star Child, knowing Connell is a danger, removes the Star Brand from him, a process that will damage Connell's mind. The Star Child brings Roger Price back to life with a physically perfect body.
References: As noted on page 7:2, pages 1 through 22 take place two months since last issue [April 1988].

Flashback (11:1-11:4)
Appearances: the Star Child
Brief synopsis: The Star Child kills a group of looters and a squadron of Air Force jets who each attack him.
References: Takes place right after the Star Child is born during the previous issue.

Second Story
Written by Howard Mackie; Drawn by Kieron Dwyer (pencils) & Joe Rubinstein (inks)
Appearances: the Robinsons [Marge; Leonard; Janey; Timmy] (merge into a single creature); Major McInery (introduction); Captain Lancaster (introduction, dies)
Brief synopsis: The Robinson family are being treated in a military hospital for strange skin rashes that appeared after being rescued from the Pitt by Spitfire. The family ultimately merges into a single creature that wants to kill to ease its constant hunger.
References: As noted on page 1:1, pages 1 through 4 take place on April 10, 1988. As noted on page 5:1, pages 5 through 6 take place the next day [April 11, 1988].

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Chronology entries:
Connell, Ken
SBRAND 12
*SBRAND 13 (4:5-7:6)-FB
*SBRAND 14
[…]

Feldman, Myron
SBRAND 12
*SBRAND 13 (4:5-7:6)-FB
[…]

Felix, Maddie
SBRAND 12
*SBRAND 13 (4:5-7:6)-FB
*SBRAND 13
[…]

Price, Jane
{SBRAND 12}
*SBRAND 13
*SBRAND 14
[…]

Price, Roger
{SBRAND 12}
*SBRAND 13
*SBRAND 14
[…]

Star Child
*{SBRAND 13}~*SBRAND 14 (11:1-11:4)-FB
*SBRAND 14
[…]

Robinson, Janey
{PITT}
*SBRAND 14/2
[…]

Robinson, Leonard
{PITT}
*SBRAND 14/2
[…]

Robinson, Marge
{PITT}
*SBRAND 14/2
[…]

Robinson, Timmy
{PITT}
*SBRAND 14/2
[…]
-Dan

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