Star (Highbrow)(02 - Chris Robinson)
Real Name: Chris Robinson.
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Chris Robinson has the strength and endurance of a normal man in peak physical condition. He's an expert kick boxer and knows several forms of martial arts.
Chris Robinson and his older brother Charles grew up in the city of Chicago and fell in with the wrong crowd as they hit their teens. The two siblings soon found themselves in a gang that was mixed up with the criminal organization known as the Vicious Circle. But while Chris was able to put that behind him his brother, a hapless crack addict, couldn't free himself from their grasp. Chris couldn't bear to see his his brother destroy his life and left Chicago, joining up with the marines.
The singer and actor Peter Klaptin dreamed of being both a superhero and a rock star. After becoming an incredibly successful musician, he decided to focus his energy in the pursuit of his seemingly unattainable goal and designed a costume. The celebrity went out on a single mission but was defeated by the super-villain Basher with ease. Depressed with his failure, Klaptin walked the dangerous streets of downtown Chicago alone and was attacked by a gang of young toughs. His life was saved by the timely arrival of Chris Robinson, using his marine-trained fighting skills to save Klaptin. The singer offered the young man a job as both his bodyguard and the costumed hero of Star. If he could not actually be a hero, he would make the world think he was by disappearing every time Star is in action.
This business relationship continued very well for a few years until the Vicious Circle decided to uncover Star's true identity so that they could prevent him from interfering with their activities. Peter Klaptin was taken to a hidden warehouse and suffered an horrendous beating, the criminals believing he was the vigilante. He is only saved by the real Star, revealed to be the bodyguard of the celebrity, Chris Robinson. The singer fired his employee after he is rescued.
Star continued on in his costumed identity but required a new source of income. He joined the Chicago Police Department where he could help himself solve cases by uncovering evidence in his second identity. This double life was uncovered by the Dragon who forced Chris Robinson to quit either the police force or his vigilante status. To keep his new relationship with Alex Wilde going, Chris retired his alter ego.
After the couple split up, Chris opted to leave the force and return to his Star persona and join up with the government's Special Operations Strikeforce, and quickly returned to Chicago for their new branch. Star remained with the team for many months until a mission to rescue She-Dragon from the region dubbed the "Dark-Lands", a portion of land mass transferred from the alternate Earth, Darkworld. It was here that the second DarkLord began his mysterious agenda and slaughtered both Race and Super-Tough, sending his agent, the second Bludgeon, against the hero Zeek.
Bludgeon was defeated in battle and thrown into a mountain which caused rubble to fall onto Star, killing him instantly. The former vigilante is unmasked and Bludgeon learned that he had been partly responsible for his own brother's death. This action caused Charles Robinson to have his powers removed from him by Negate.
First Appearance: The Savage Dragon (1992) #1
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Back-Up Stories (1996)
Highbrow Entertainment (1994)
Image Firsts: Savage Dragon (2010)
Mars Attacks Image (1996)
Shattered Image (1996)
#2 Star (1995)
- 'Part 2 of 4'#4
- 'Part 4 of 4'
The Dragon (1996)
The Savage Dragon (1992)
TPB#1 The Savage Dragon (1993)
- 'Baptism of Fire'
Vanguard: Strange Visitors (1996)
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