Once again, but for the last time, a cover that features Starman and minimizes Plastic Man (who battles villains called Acid-Tongue and the Skunk), in Adventure 474 (Aug 80).
Starman leads the search for Lady Merria in this story by Paul Levitz, Steve Ditko and Romeo Tanghal. Following instruction from Mn’torr, he and Clryssa head to Asryx, the prison planet, but wind up getting captured themselves.
Clryssa is in “disguise” – which means she has a strip of cloth over her imperial tattoo. Starman bracelets are taken from him when they are captured, and he is forced to fight some robots single-handed in order to retrieve them and regain his powers. This scene actually looks better on the cover than in the story.
There’s more awkward romance between Starman and his oblivious sister, before they free Merria, as well as Jediah Rikane. Clryssa pledges to reward Jediah for his service.
The chapter ends with a wholly unexpected scene, as Mn’torr suddenly shows up to confront Lord Protector Oswin.