Fantasy Star.

I love writing science fiction and superhero adventure, but a large part of my heart still belongs to the fantasy genre.  I’m in no hurry to return to writing a fantasy comic, but when given the chance to play around in a fantasy setting I usually jump at the opportunity.  Whether it’s a video game or a tabletop roleplaying game, I enjoy switching technology for magic and guns for swords.  So that got me thinking about what would STAR POWER be like if it was a fantasy comic.  What would our cast of characters be like in the fantasy genre?  Here’s what I think:

Danica Maris, a Human, would be a young wizard’s apprentice who discovers a magical artifact that allows her to wield the incredible power of the stars.

Grex Obil, an Elf, would be a gruff and no-nonsense archer with a dark past.

Kaylo Durin, a Dwarf, would be a jolly but rough-and-tumble warrior who is sworn to protect his allies with his shield.

Shi Lalis, a Halfling, would be a cleric in the service of a benevolent god, providing guidance and a moral center for the group.

Dr. Brightman, a Human, would be a wise wizard who serves on the kingdom’s high council, advising the ruling monarch and reading the stars for otherworldly signs.

The Chief, an Orc or a Half-Orc, would be a respected and battle-hardened General in the kingdom’s army.

Beena din Ailua, a Half-Elf, would be a bard who provides entertainment for her friends and useful knowledge about an array of subjects.

Burke Tacken, a Human, would be a mercenary with a background that hints of a lost knighthood.

There are other members of the cast that I could do this with, like Black Hole Bill and Roarboar and the Void Angels and Old Tom, but you get the idea.  I think this is a pretty accurate imagining of the regular cast as fantasy characters with fantasy roles, though some people may think Grex wouldn’t be an Elf, or Shi Lalis should be a Gnome, or whatever.  In my idle daydreaming of the STAR POWER cast in a genre I used to call home, this is how I would have done things.


Spoiler: You will never see the cast sitting down to a game of space-Dungeons-and-Dragons so we can see their fantasy counterparts.  As much as I love tabletop gaming, none of these characters are into that sort of thing and putting that activity into the story would feel like pandering.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.