Starman (DC)(04 - Prince Gavyn)
Real Name: Prince Gavyn
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Gavyn was the Prince of the planet Kranaltine, the Throneworld of the Crown Imperial. Upon the death of Emperor Rilsom XVIII, Gavyn's sister Clryssa betrayed him to get to the throne herself, and left him in space to die. A being named M'ntorr saved Gavyn and taught him to use the cosmic powers he had been gifted with. Eventually, Gavyn overthrew his sister's rogue government, and ascended the throne together with his Lady Merria. Gavyn eventually sacrificed his life in the great Crisis. However, there have been theories that his life essence traveled through space and "possessed" the dead body of an Earthman named Will Payton, who became Starman V. Recently Payton (as Gavyn), Starman III and VII, and other heroes overthrew the new Throneworld government, led by rogue security officer Jediah Rikane. Although Will Payton is still not completely sure that he really is Prince Gavyn, he has agreed to stay on Throneworld with Lady Merria and rule the empire for the time being.
Created by Paul Levitz and Steve Ditko.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #467
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Adam Strange Special (2008)
Adventure Comics (1938)
#467 Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#468
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#469
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#470
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#471
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#472
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#473
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#474
- '[Plastic Man; Starman]'#475
- '[Plastic Man; Starman; Aquaman]'#476
- '[Plastic Man; Starman; Aquaman]'#477
- '[Plastic Man; Starman; Aquaman]'#478
- '[Plastic Man; Starman; Aquaman]'
#10 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'
#36 Hawkman (2002)
- 'Whatever Happened To Starman?'
#49 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Coalition in Crisis, Part Three'
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
#10 Rann/Thanagar Holy War (2008)
- 'Madness... Madness... They Call It Madness'
#1 Rann/Thanagar War (2005)
- 'The Dawning'#2
- 'Seek and Ye Shall Find!'#3
- 'Return of the Prodigal'#5
- 'Cursed be the Peacemakers!'#6
- 'The Demiurge'#7
- 'On the Eve Of...'#8
- 'Sacrifice and Loss'
#1 Starman (1994)
- 'The Fires of War'#2
- 'Dark Resurrection'#3
- 'Deadly Harvest'
Annual 01#58 Starman Secret Files (1998)
- 'Familiar Faces, Some Forgotten'#59
- 'Stars My Destination: The Secret of Will Payton'#60
- 'Stars My Destination, Finale: Worlds Collide'#71
- 'Grand Guignol, Onzieme Partie: Evils Old, New and Unexpected'#73
- 'Grand Guignol: Eulogy'#76
- 'Talking With David (and Ted)'
Strange Adventures (2009)
#32 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The Enemies Among Us, Part 5'#33
- 'The Enemies Among Us, Conclusion'
- 'Starfire I to Syonide'
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