Real Name: John Blackstar
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Astronaut, mercenary, freedom fighter
Affiliations: Trobbits, Mara the Sorceress, Storm the Amazon, Klone the Shapeshifter, Warlock the dragon
Enemies: The Overlord
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Sagar, a planet on the far side of Black Hole
First Appearance: Blackstar #1 "City Of The Ancient Ones" (Filmation for CBS, September 12, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Good fighter. Armed with the Star Sword, an artifact with unspecified powers. Often flew into battle on the back of Warlock, a gigantic dragon.
History: After astronaut John Blackstar was sucked through a black hole into an alternate dimension, he found his way to the planet Sagar. There the interstellar mercenary discovered a world fighting the evil plans of the Overlord, who sought to conquer all of Sagar. Blackstar gained possession of the Star Sword, a mystic weapon and component of the Power Star, a weapon deemed more powerful than any other in the universe. Unfortunately the other component, the Power Sword, was in the clutches of the Overlord. For Sagar to remain free, Blackstar had to stop the Overlord from getting hold of the Star Sword, no matter what it took to do so.
Comments: Voiced by George Dicenzo. The character of Blackstar was originally intended to be black, but CBS shied away from this at the last minute, and the character was modified to be caucasian. The show lasted a single season of thirteen episodes:
City Of The Ancient Ones
Search For The Starsword
The Lord Of Time
The Mermaid Of Serpent Sea
Lightning City Of The Clouds
Kingdom Of Neptul
Tree Of Evil
The Air Whales Of Anchar
Overlord's Big Spell
Crown Of The Sorceress
The Zombie Monster
The series tied in with a short-lived line of toys.
Thanks to Erica Marr for informing me of this character.
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