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Status: Semi-retired
Real Name: Duncan Keller
Earliest Appearance: 1970
Origin: not revealed, except that he could "see the Lorus"
Affiliation: former Honor Guard member
Base of Operations: Earth and Jaranatha (with more and more time on Jaranatha)
Range of Operations: Pretty much the entire cosmos, but probably focused on the outer segment of the Milky Way Galaxy where the Earth resides.

Personal Data

Relationships: Illula (wife)

Trill (daughter) Artie (daughter)

Occupation: Writer
Civil Status: married
Eyes: blue
Hair: blond & silver, with the silver winning out over time


Appearances (in Publication Order): Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #16

Astro City: The Dark Age Book One #1, 2, 3, 4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Two #1
Astro City: Beautie #1
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Three #2
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #3, 4
Astro City: Silver Agent #2
Astro City #22, 23, 25

Event Timeline



A cosmic hero whose career (on earth anyway) seemed to peak during the period known as the Dark Age of super-heroes.


Confrontation with the Silver Agent

While controlled by the Sterling Foundation, he was the one who found and fought the Silver Agent after his murdering of the Mad Maharajah in 1972, though the Agent defeated him in battle.

Saving the Infra-Dauphin

Starfighter was a key player in the saving of a cosmic being known as the Infra-Dauphin. This earned him the honor of a special intergalactic visit to as secret celestial nursery where he and other members of Honor Guard witnessed the birthing of a new generation of aliens called the Universals.

The Cosmic Wars (circa 1982)

During the height of the Cosmic Wars, Starfighter was somehow split into two separate individuals. Completely unique bodies, with polar opposite psychological personalities. One was "good' and the other "bad." They bad one was thought to be from another cosmic reality, but that was never fully determined.

Shifting Life Focus

As we move along the path of life, the focus shifts and the needs change. For Duncan Heller the power of being Starfighter has not faded. But maybe his role on the frontlines has diminished. He seems content and fulfilled with how his life is changing as he approaches his senior years. Overall pleased in his memories, even the bitter ones. Yet still, he is ready to embrace the challenges that life has in store for him. Whatever they may be.



He has the ability of flight and some form of highly powerful cosmic energy.


During his career, he briefly partnered with a sidekick named Quark.