"A World Made of War": On a nameless planet in a far away star system, a fair-skinned woman mated with a bronze-skinned male mate to produce a child – Starfire. Unable to raise the infant on their own, they handed her over to an alien known as Sookaroth – chieftain o
Appearing in "A World Made of War"
- Starfire (First appearance)
- Dagan (Only appearance; dies)
- Mygorg (First appearance)
- Sookaroth (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "A World Made of War"
On a nameless planet in a far away star system, a fair-skinned woman mated with a bronze-skinned male mate to produce a child – Starfire. Unable to raise the infant on their own, they handed her over to an alien known as Sookaroth – chieftain of the Mygorg. Mygorg raised Starfire in the Citadel of Mollachon for eighteen years, patiently waiting for the day when she would come of age, so that he could forcibly take her as his bride.
At age 18, Starfire escapes from Sookaroth's stronghold to avoid her less than ideal fate. Sookaroth sends guards to hunt and bring Starfire back to him. Starfire avoids most guards, but a couple of them corner her inside the ruins of an ancient temple, where Starfire is rescued by a renegade human priest called Dagan. The two escape from the Mygorg community and Dagan spends the next several months teaching Starfire hand-to-hand combat techniques and rudimentary weapons skills, while also informing her about human's prior history before the Mygorg conquered the land. Through Dagan, Starfire begins to develop a sense of self-worth and independence and before long, the two slowly begin to fall in love.
Some time later, Sookaroth sends his Mygorg soldiers to track the priest and escaped slave down. Starfire avoids being captured, but the soldiers manage to get Dagan and bring him back to the camp where he is slowly tortured to death.
The loss of her lover galvanized Starfire's will, who storms Sookaroth's stronghold and releases all the human prisoners, leading them against the Mygorg. While the humans confront the guards, Starfire attacks Sookaroth and using all her skills, she eliminates the alien slaver and becomes the leader of the renegade human forces.
- This book was first published on May 6, 1976.
- Starfire takes place in an alternate universe from mainstream DC continuity, but not necessarily an alternate reality.
- Through a printing mishap, the seal of the Comics Code Authority does not appear on the cover of the first issue. Editor Joe Orlando explains the printing error in the letter's column to issue #3.
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