Behold the tale of Syzygy Darklock, cursed with saving the galaxy! We found color scans of Jim Starlin’s “The Price” and thought you might enjoy them. Eclipse published the original in black and white – the only chapter of Starlin’s Metamorphosis Odyssey not published under the Epic imprint. Here, in the pages of the only Dreadstar Annual, Jim’s painted artwork comes to life in color.
In this scene, Syzygy confronts the demon who murdered his brother. The demon reveals he was bound by another and forced to commit the killing. The demon takes Syzygy to a plane of mystic power so that Syzygy can exact revenge for both of them. But, the gaining of this power has painful consequences.
In later scenes, Syzygy must gain even more power, and the sacrifices become even more terrible. Dude, this is one twisted story! But, it taught us a very important lesson: Power, like all things in life, has its price.
Fans of Syzygy Darklock will enjoy Jim Starlin’s earlier, unrelated character Darklon the Mystic as explored on Diversions of the Groovy Kind. Darklon’s first adventure was also called The Price. Groove has the black and white originals. You can also buy the color reprint of Darklon’s complete saga.