|Ted Knight, the most famous denizen of Opal,|
and its brightest star. He continues on in his
scientific studies and overseeing/assisting his son
Jack who has finally, reluctantly, taken up the
mantle of Starman to defend the city.
|The O'Dare family of crime-fighters;|
entrenched in the city for generations.
|The Shade, an astute old soul with dark|
|The enigmatic Charity has been of great help |
to Jack on many quests, and is of special
interest to one Mason O'Dare.
But it is unknown what her relationship with
Madame Xanadu may be, and what importance
it may have regarding her loyalty.
|Sadie Falk, Jack's first serious relationship, |
finally came clean about what brought her to Opal.
|Jake 'Bobo' Bennetti|
Opal is a unique city, full of its own bristling
wonderment; a dash of yesteryear, more than
a smidgen of lost dreams and longing.
A dark place, where grey folks are the norm,
and there's a tough grit to the flock.
People come to Opal to find something...
to be a part of something....
to be content amidst the other proud
outcasts, loners and radicals.
Opal is a place of strange mysteries, wild
adventures, odd occurrences, and times
gone by. Its heroes and protectors reflect that.
|After being saved from an evil carnival ( a recurring|
theme; Sandman and Starman fought another in the
'Golden Age,' as they refer to it) this blue-skinned
Starman of space stayed on to recuperate, indeed
developing friendships and ties.
|Bruce Gordon came seeking the disappeared mark Merlin, last|
spotted in Opal, and now feels the demonic busyness of
the olden streets may be the perfect place to help end his
counter, Eclipso, for good.
During a spell cast by Blackbriar Thorn during a
Legion of Doom assault on the Secret Society of Super-
Villains, the body of Solomon Grundy
(the swamp monster) was split into many versions of
the creature. They proved difficult to control, as each
maintained autonomy and an individual personality,
just as happened each time Grundy is destroyed and
Eventually, the Wizard and Blackbriar Thorn
destroyed all but the original Grundy in a blast,
but one 'duplicate' was only nearly ruined. He managed
to escape the area, in dire shape, and was captured by
a carnival. With the aide of Jack Knight, he eventually
found freedom and friendship.
|The spirit of the original Black Condor brought|
this new, mysterious protegee to Opal for
reasons as yet unknown, but seemingly
related to a rash of disappearances happening in the town.
Though not a unified or formal
group by any stretch,
these unconventional souls have a
cameraderie that transcends their various
differences and styles.