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Ernest Widdle (New Earth)

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Information-silkReal NameErnest Widdle
Information-silkCurrent AliasGoldstar
Information-silkRelativesBludhound/Reginald Widdle (brother, deceased)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsPlanet Harmony, later mobile.
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationCrime-fighter, janitor, adventurer.
Information-silkHeight7' 0"
Information-silkUniverseNew Earth
Information-silkCreatorsAlan Grant, Val Semeiks
First AppearanceAppearance of Death

Goldstar was the twin brother to the evil, space-faring maniac murderer Bludhound who was dying from a strange alien virus set to make his last amends to his long-lost brother, Goldstar, as to kill him. Raised by erratic parents, their father used the twins as a social experiment of extremes treating Goldstar with morals, heroism, forthright scruples, and annoying human decency to become the puritanical goody-two shoes super-hero for Planet Harmony while Bludhound received the opposite upbringing to become a deranged, maniacal killer to their father's curiosity towards good and evil.

Bludhound had a $100,000 dollar bounty for his capture for mass mayhem and multiple murders since pursued by Lobo in straits to capture Bludhound alive less his terminal disease killed him making his bounty worthless. In Lobo and Bludhound's fight in space lead a crash landing to Planet Harmony resulting in their falling rescue by Goldstar who both knocked out the hero unconscious before returning to their fight. The disease would kill Bludhound but not before revealing his intentions to enviously kill his brother for his own amusement. Once Goldstar regained consciousness to oversee his dead brother, he believed Lobo responsible for Bludhounds' death as to seek means to avenge him despite not knowing his own brother intended to kill him.

Later Goldstar would gain amnesia to becoming a janitor to a men's restroom which lead to a run-in and spiteful mockery by Lobo and Jonas Glim in their bounty hunting means against a wanted club owner resulting the public restrooms' destruction.

Goldstar would come to die in Lobo Vol.2 #44 but would gain some zombie and flashback references up to Lobo Vol. 2 #55.


Goldstar exhibits powers of flight, super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability from "pure spirit", and can project energy beams that induce people to feel overjoyed or absent from ill-will or sleazy thoughts/feelings. In death, Goldstar would become a zombie with retained powers and powers accompanied with zombies.


Goldstar is able to sense good intentions and reward people for them with his "Goldstar of approval" stickers. He can fly unaided in outer space. He's a superb janitor.


Goldstar is naïve to human evils, cruel jokes, subject to memory loss, and has been undead as a zombie in the past. He holds noble, but unrealistic, morals.


Goldstar owns a rehabilitation center or prison area able to reform captured criminals reformed into society operated with robots.

Goldstar/ Ernest Widdle should not be confused with DC heroine Goldstar/ Michelle Carter who is sister to Booster Gold on Earth.

Ernest Widdle is a saccharine, goody-two shoes satire to Superman. Goldstar is the "heroic" foil of Lobo and Lobo completely hates Goldstar for his puritanical, unrealistic morals.


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