36 years ago - Mikaal Tomas is born among the warrior cast of Talok III.
13 years ago - 23-year-old Mikaal is sent to Earth to begin scouting for the coming invasion.
11 years ago - 25-year-old Mikaal helps the Justice League fight against his people's invasion, choosing to hide himself among the people of earth.
8 years ago - 28-year-old Mikaal begins his relationship with Tony.
2 years ago - 34-year-old Mikaal's lover Tony is killed. He joins the Doom Patrol in tracking him down, and chooses to stay with the team.
The Starman name is easily one of the most prolific in comics, to the point where it's part of the story. The decision to take the most obscure version of the character and bring him back to the forefront as a member of the Justice League was one of the more fun parts of James Robinson's already fantastically fun run on the book.
the Mikaal Tomas Starman is clearly an allegory for Ziggy Stardust, which is fantastic. We've left him more or less exactly as we found him, if only because his story is already so straightforward. If anything, we're taking the great work Robinson did and using it as a huge influence on a major arc for our Doom Patrol, using it to evolve the team into it's next generation membership. Evan as we did that, the fact that Mikaal would be such a fantastic part of that team and allow it to continue to evolve it's representation of LGBT characters led up to include him in their membership, a choice we're VERY excited about.