|Darkstars #1, (October 1992)|
Countless unnamed members
Administrator Sleer Prigatz
The first Darkstars were a group of fictional intergalactic policemen that appeared in
The Darkstars were created and run by the
The first Darkstar to arrive on Earth was named Ferrin Colos. He arrived on Earth while tracking the supervillain
As time went on, the Controllers expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the Darkstars. More specifically, they were troubled that Darkstar agents were mostly looking after their own agendas rather than those of the Controllers.
They withdrew their support from the Darkstars. This made many of the early Darkstar uniforms useless, as they relied on energy transmitted from the Controllers. The later, self-contained suits were unaffected. Many Darkstars were killed or lost their battlesuits in combat against
Later, the last of the Darkstars (Ferrin Colos, Chaser Bron & Munchuk) gave their lives saving the universe from the energy vampire called
In the 2006
Among the equipment stolen by prosecutor Kate Spencer when she becomes the eighth
The Controllers reveal themselves to be on the brink of extinction, and started kidnapping the Guardians of the Universe in order to use their DNA to create new conditions. By trapping them in a machine, the Controllers mined the Guardians' ancient Maltusian genes and twisted them into their own image, transforming them into Controllers. They are able to add three Guardians of the Universe to their number before being defeated by the Green Lantern Corps. Its also revealed that they possess a new set of Darkstars' exo-mantles which they plan to launch into the universe in order to match the power of the Guardians of the Universe.
Its later revealed that when Batman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, Aquaman and Superman used the tenth metal, which as the ability to create or destroy matter based on its wielders' desires, to defeat Barbatos and rebuilt all the destruction made by him and his Dark Nights, they inadvertently added sublimated desires into the Universe, being the new set of Darkstars' exo-mantles one of the new things forged from their own dark desires.
According to the Controllers, the new set of Darkstars' mantles took decades to perfect and are far more lethal than the previous generation and possess tactical capabilities that surpass those of the Green Lanterns, however to the Controllers dismay, they soon discover that the Darkstars' mantles are beyond their control when one activated itself and began searching for a suitable