He was created by Fletcher Hanks in the 1940s.
Stardust the Super Wizard constantly monitors space for criminal activity from his private star. This equipment is varied an advanced, ranging from what appears to be a miniature color television (well ahead of its time for the comic's 1940s publication) to thought-reading devices. The most useful of these is the crime detector, which can apparently pick up a wide spectrum of criminal intent ranging from fifth-column subterfuge, to the artificial enlarging and training of Venusian vultures to attack Earth.
Not reliant on his gadgets, Stardust himself possesses a dizzying arsenal of "rays" or "beams" (probably some sort of specific radiation) to handle a variety of crises. The extent of his options is never fully defined and may be limitless. Stardust's documented powers include:
- Demolishing spacecraft with "fusing rays".
- Sending armies across interplanetary distances with a "propelling beam".
- Forcing bomber planes to swerve off course.
- Expanding specific portions of the body with a "transforming ray", apparently also preventing any physiological trauma.
- Transforming enemies into worms.
- Transforming enemies into icicles that melt away.
- Transforming enemies into "monster" rats, in one case retaining the head of a man.
- Creating, or transforming himself into a panther to hunt said rats.
Stardust is also a proficient hand-to-hand fighter, in case when he is unable or unwilling to use his rays.
Being a highly knowledgable interplanetary scientist, Stardust knows of many exotic locations in space he use to punish criminals. Stardust transports himself through space at terrific speeds by way of his "tubular special", but when on Earth seems capable of teleporting to locations with a star-shaped flash of light.
Though Stardust is by all accounts an alien, his appearance is largely humanoid (similar to Superman). However, he is significantly larger - ranging from eight to twelve feet tall - and able to hold a man around the torso with one fist (although it's a tight squeeze).
Due to the nature of Public domain characters, Stardust has no singular continuity (of course, fan fiction means that no character does, there`s just an illusion of a definitive continuity). It means that the following stories most likely happen in individual worlds. Though, there sometimes can`t be certainty of that.
World of Fletcher Hanks
The starting point of the character. Presumably, all the stories in this continuity, are included to all the other ones.
The Super wizard returns
After hanging out in space for decades with his darling, Rosemary Redgrave, the wizard returns (Rosemary is homesick). The world which he left is no more, and the world has become a dull dystopia, instead of the colorful one he left.
This version of Stardusts world is more grounded to our universe, than the other ones in this article.
Attack of the Superwizards
Stardust and his supporting cast (Fantomah, Big red Mclane, Rosemary Redgrave) unite with different versions of the wizard, from other universes, to defeat the dastardous plans of The Superwizards.
Among different Stradusts are an Underground- and Parody of 50s and 60s Superman version.
Besides the mainplot, the series has shorter stories, mainly about the different Stardusts.
In one story, the main Stardust of the story tries to get rid of all crime, which proves to be difficult, considering he`d have to reshape society.
(world of the) League of extraordinary gentlemen
In the illustrated prose story of 1910, Stardust is seen in a slab of ice in the headquarters of Captain Universe. Captain tells Mina Harker, that years ago, he had to defeat the alcoholized Wizard, since he wanted supreme control of Planet Earth.
In a parody to a popular alan Moore-story, Stardust travels to a planet distant from Earth, to create life. In the story are also seen characters such as Amazing man, since they exist in the stories continuity.
Next issue project
In a few decades, Earth has become a dystopia ruled by retrostyle robots. Stardust and various other superheroes start to rebuild it. In this, Stadust has become more gentle over time, like he did in Return of the superwizard.
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Stardust by Jason Derr and Simon S. Andrews: The return
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Here`s a link to cool Stardust stuff.