"Sins of the Father (Part II of IV) - Oil (Paint) and Water": The largest crime wave to ever hit Opal City sweeps across the neighborhoods. The media begins referring to the event as the Night of Fire. Leading the various criminal gangs is Kyle – the man who murdered the new [[David Knig
- A pity you're dead, Jack Knight... that you cannot see what I've found. I wonder if... if you had lived, could you have been that which your father and brother never were. The champion this city has deserved and been denied these many years.
- -- The Shade
Appearing in "Sins of the Father (Part II of IV) - Oil (Paint) and Water"
- Starman (Jack Knight) (First appearance as Starman)
- Lt. Carrow (Single appearance)
- Opal City
- Opal County Museum
- Opal Savings and Loan
Synopsis for "Sins of the Father (Part II of IV) - Oil (Paint) and Water"
The largest crime wave to ever hit Opal City sweeps across the neighborhoods. The media begins referring to the event as the Night of Fire. Leading the various criminal gangs is Kyle – the man who murdered the new Starman. Now in possession of the Cosmic Converter Belt, Kyle is blazing a bloody path across the city.
Jack Knight arrives at the hospital and is treated for his wounds. Immediately afterwards, he visits his father. Ted Knight is angry and grief-stricken and wants nothing to do with Jack. Jack leaves his hospital room, where he meets the O'Dare family. Hope O'Dare attempts to explain to Jack how dedicated her family is towards Ted and his legacy, but Jack has little interest in speaking with her. He is overwhelmed by everything that has taken place in the past several hours.
The Mist telephones Ted Knight's hospital room and takes credit for not only the death of his son, but also for the Night of Fire. The Mist believes that Kyle had succeeded in killing Jack. He also threatens to take away Ted's "dead wife's memory". Ted calls Jack into the room and tells him to leave. He should get as far away from the city as possible.
After Jack leaves, he soon discovers what the Mist meant concerning his mother's memory. The Mist's goons destroy the Adele Knight wing at the Opal County Museum. Deciding to stay in the city rather than flee, Jack activates the Gravity Rod and takes to the sky. He flies towards the museum and engages a group of masked goons. Kyle arrives, but the thugs manage to chase Jack into the river. Kyle is certain that Jack survived, but is also certain that he dropped the Gravity Rod as well.
Meanwhile, the enigmatic Shade takes a particular interest in the affairs of Opal City. A longtime resident, he is at odds with the Mist's latest mindless rampage. He arrives at the Opal County museum and dispatches a group of would-be thieves. He manifests a creature of pure darkness from the folds of his body – a creature which literally consumes one of the criminals.
Later, Jack resurfaces downstream. He has lost the Gravity Rod, but knows that he cannot abandon his father. He has to go back.
- This book was first published on September 20, 1994.
- This issue is reprinted in Starman: Sins of the Father and Starman Omnibus Vol. 1.
- The Shade makes reference to a Native American lawman. The character he speaks of is Scalphunter who makes sporadic flashback appearances throughout the course of this series.
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Links and References
- Starman (Ted Knight) article at Wikipedia
- Starman (Ted Knight) biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Starman (Jack Knight) article at Wikipedia
- Starman (Jack Knight) biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe