Evil Star

For other uses, see Evil Star (disambiguation).

Evil Star is the name of two supervillains appearing in DC Comics.[1]

Publication history

The Guy Pompton version Evil Star debuted in Justice Society of America All Stars #44 and was created by John Broome and Irwin Hasen.

The alien version of Evil Star first appeared in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #37 (June 1965) and was created by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane

Fictional Character Biography

Guy Pompton

Guy Pompton

The Golden Age Evil Star menaces Hollywood and the Justice Society of America. Art by Irwin Hasen.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Justice Society of America All Stars #44
Created by John Broome
Irwin Hasen
In-story information
Alter ego Guy Pompton

Guy Pompton, owner of Ace Movie Rental Agency and a crime lord, dons a costumed identity in 1948 to stop a movie studio from completing a film using a script that will expose his criminal activities. He fights the Justice Society of America and is defeated.[2]


Evil Star

The first appearance of the Silver Age Evil Star and his Starlings on the cover of Green Lantern vol. 2 #37 (June 1965). Art by Gil Kane.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern vol. 2, #37 (June, 1965)
Created by Gardner Fox
Gil Kane
In-story information
Species Aorans
Place of origin Auron
Abilities Starband prolongs life, generate energy blasts, and form 'light constructs'. Starling minions possess superhuman strength & invulnerability.

A scientist on the planet Auron dedicates himself to cheating death by drawing power from the stars themselves. He invents the Starband, which makes him immortal, but twists his mind toward evil and prematurely ages his fellow Aorans. The people of Auron want him to destroy the Starband, but having tasted immortality he refuses to give it up. The ensuing battle leaves all of Auron lifeless except for the scientist, now known as Evil Star. Evil Star seeks new worlds to conquer and comes into frequent conflict with the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lanterns, including Hal Jordan.[1]

The Guardians later send Evil Star to the Erral Rehab Facility, where they use a brain wave nullifier in an attempt to cure him. This rehabilitation is only partially successful, as the nullifier stimulates his subconscious mind, recreating the Starlings, who bring him the Starband. Evil Star flees to Earth in a confused state, believing the Starlings are persecuting him. He fights with Ferrin Colos, one of the Darkstars, who floods Evil Star's mind with reminders of the lives he has taken, starting with his homeworld. Evil Star's mind shuts down, and he is returned to the Guardians for re-education.

Evil Star is freed by Neron, with enhanced Starlings, but returned to captivity by the Darkstars and Guy Gardner.[3]

Evil Star was mentioned, seemingly in passing, by Sister Sercy of the Blue Lantern Corps as a menace to her homeworld. It is unknown if the Evil Star she refers to is a past version, or a previously unheard of version of the villain.[4]

Evil Star is also cited as the guiding force behind the Kroloteans abducting William Hand, searching Hand's insides for the blackness that would lead to the Blackest Night.[5]

Powers and abilities

Evil Star's primary weapon is the Starband. The Starband draws the energy of the stars to prolong Evil Star's lifespan, enable him to fly, survive in space, create force blasts or hard light constructs, and powers the Starlings. Starlings are miniature versions of Evil Star that possess superhuman strength and invulnerability, and are under his complete control. Starlings need direct commands from Evil Star to function, and they become directionless if he is unconscious.[1] If Evil Star is kept away from starlight for a prolonged period, his powers fade away. Since starlight is the same as sunlight, the Starband's force blasts and constructs serve to increase Superman's powers.

Other versions

Evil Star has appeared in some Elseworlds stories:

Batman: In Darkest Knight

In the Elseworlds tale, Batman: In Darkest Knight, a version of Evil Star exists. Harvey Dent was the Gotham District Attorney and was shown to be more supportive of Green Lantern than Commissioner Gordon. Sinestro, after becoming deranged from absorbing Joe Chill's mind, scarred Dent's face and empowered him along with Selina Kyle (known as Star Sapphire) and sent them out to kill the Green Lantern, with Dent known as Binary Star. Even though they were defeated, the pair managed to escape back to Sinestro.[6]

JLA: Another Nail

In the Elseworlds tale, JLA: Another Nail, the follow-up to JLA: The Nail, Evil-Star makes an appearance.[7][8]

In other media


Video games



  1. 1 2 3 Wallace, Dan (2008), "Evil Star", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 117, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017
  2. All-Star Comics #44 (Dec. 1948/Jan. 1949).
  3. Underworld Unleashed
  4. Green Lantern Vol. 4, #42
  5. Green Lantern #43
  6. Batman: In Darkest Night
  7. JLA: Another Nail #1
  8. JLA: Another Nail #2
  9. "Beware Our Power!". Capstone.
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