Spaceknight Saturdays: Where Are They Now?

Honest. This is the very last Spaceknight Saturday ever. Rom's rights remain tangled, and after the very poor showing of the Starlin/Batista mini-series, there wasn't much chance of their ever returning. Until the Annihilation Saga...

Good luck making sense of the Gen3 Spaceknights's appearance in Annihilation though. Not only do they appear in the contemporary Marvel Universe alongside Nova and other heroes of today, despite the mini taking place 20 years in the future*, but they're being led by FF villain Blastaar.I can spot Tristan, Starshine, Hammerhand, Firefall, Sentry, Javelin, Scanner and what I presume is a new Lightningbolt. Is that Terminator in black or did things finally come to a head back on Galador? No clue. The Spaceknights don't get a line, and by the last issue of the series, their survival is in doubt.

We never see Gen3 again, though what looks like Gen4 does appear in the the Annihilation: Conquest Prologue. A Galadorian cruiser and a number of Knights arrive at the Kree homeworld and forge an alliance with the Kree. Their go-to guy is Daystar (make your jokes).
Talking about "Spaceknight Restitution" makes me think Gen3 really didn't survive the Annihilation War. He's there to upload some Galadorian software into the Kree military war-net, but things go awry when the robotic Sentries (Marvel really likes that name, doesn't it?) go berserk and start attacking everything in sight. Seems like the Spaceknights have been infected by the Phalanx, a big bad nanotech thingie.
Spaceknight "Crusade Missions" have been perverted by this new enemy, so once again, it doesn't look to good for the Spaceknights. At least issue 6 of that mini shows that not all Spaceknights have been nano-infected as their forces add to the combined might of the hero fleet in breaking down the barrier around the Kree homeworld, but as background extras.

Such is the legacy of Jim Starlin's Spaceknights.

WATCH THIS SPACE! I'll be running a poll on Monday. YOU HELP DECIDE: What will replace Spaceknight Saturdays in the coming year?

*The answer to this paradox can actually be found in the letters page of Spaceknights #5.
Ah, time flows a little differently on Galador. That explains everything. Also note that on Galador, "future" means "never".


David said...

Thanks for the info. Siskoid on the Gen3 Spaceknights. i read a quick blurp about them in an Annihilation Wave summary and being a ROM fan i've been trying to find out as much as possible about them. Your blog here has shed a bit of light on the issue. thanks, especially since i haven't so far had any luck finding the issues they appear in from the Annihilation Wave series. it seems though aside from the terms "spaceknights" & "Galador" there doesn't seem to be anything about them that really ties into the ROM anthology. i have a ROM blog site running too you might want to have a look at:

~P~ said...

I guess you might need to dust off the "Spaceknight Saturday" for a promised appearance in AVENGERS.

Bendis added a little hint of Dire Wraith and SPACEKNIGHT activity in his last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN ( a scan of which can be found on my blog from a few months back - HERE: )

But, Bendis has stated that the SPACKNIGHTS theme will be picked up in a future issue of AVENGERS.

So, don't give up the "Spaceknight Saturday" header just yet.


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