Stardust (AC Comics)

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Stardust on the cover of Femforce #65
Publication information
Publisher AC Comics
First appearance Bill Black's Fun Comics #4 (March 1983)
Created by Bill Black (script, art)
In-story information
Alter ego Dr. Mara
Place of origin Rur
Team affiliations Femforce
Sentinels of Justice
Abilities Super-strength
Energy blasts

Stardust is a fictional superhero who appears in the Femforce comic published by AC Comics. She debuted in Bill Black's Fun Comics #4 (March 1983).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Stardust's real name is Dr. Mara, a top scientist and political dissident from the female-dominated planet Rur. Looking for a weapon to use against the invading Kronons, Mara revives the hibernating Earth hero Captain Paragon and attempts to enlist his help in the battle. While trying to convince Captain Paragon to help, Mara accidentally enters the Stellar Erg Implanter, which gives her super powers.

Tired of the warlike policies of the Ruran queen, Mara eventually leaves Rur with Captain Paragon when he returns to Earth. She becomes a member of the Sentinels of Justice, and after that team is disbanded she joins the Femforce. Stardust has difficulty adjusting to life on Earth. Her unfamiliarity with male-female interactions (her home planet was made up of women) later leads to a brief but bitter rivalry with the second Ms. Victory, when Stardust inadvertently started having an affair with Jennifer's estranged husband, David Burke.

Stardust is presumably killed freeing her teammate She Cat from the control of a powerful cat-goddess. Her body was seemingly vaporized by the resulting burst of energy, leaving the Femforce to mourn their loss. However, in Femforce #150, the team discovers her alive in the dimension of the Old Dark Ones (a group of H.P. Lovecraft-esque entities). They rescue the weakened Stardust and return with her to Earth.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Thanks to the Stellar Erg Implanter, Stardust absorbs stellar radiation which gives her powers. She possesses super-human strength, flight and can project blasts of light and radiation. When she flies she leaves behind a trail of stars in her wake. Her costume is a special containment suit to protect others from her high levels of radiation.


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