Why You Should Read STARFIRE #1

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#101 Posted by VickBat (202 posts) - - Show Bio

It was too bold in the previous comic, so I like it.

the sheriff is like Zatanna

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#102 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

It seems they went with playing up the Alien trying to learn earth's customs, but it just comes as more clothes and less Brains, or to put it a bit nicer, Teen Titans animated Star Blended with the new 52 version..I'll pass. I miss when Wolfman wrote her, had just the right amount of Alien naiveté and fierce temper.

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#103 Posted by worldFlash (253 posts) - - Show Bio

I read this issue and it wasn't amazing or bad. It felt like they completely got rid of her Outlaws persona and she has no recollection being with them, it might come up sooner or later. More on this, I read Red hood/ Arsenal as well and she was still part of that group in the continuity, so unless Scott Lobdel did another one of his, "what are we doing that", she was part of the Outlaws and this seems so out of character. Now I do like her new personality, it is alot like her TT personality with more adult themes. However, how the book was written was very droll. Characters I don't care about as side characters, and a boring story. Hope it gets better, but unless it picks up in issues 2-5 I might not pick up again.

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#104 Posted by deactivated-599b4bc7465db (1759 posts) - - Show Bio

it was very true to her TT cartoon iteration and if youre a fan of her character in other venues you'll love it. i was hoping for more action just from the start but there isn't really much(but its just the first issue). i think they did a great job introducing her character and if you want to get into her id suggest reading this because its a great gauge for her character

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#105 Posted by MachoMustachio (303 posts) - - Show Bio

@sentryman555: that's exactly what I felt when reading this preview, I love the animated version (and tat she's now wearing clothes) but she comes across almost mentally handicapped to me (not that there's anything wrong with with being mentally handicapped but Starfire isn't). Definitely a move in the right direction, now we just need Whorely to be Harley again

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#106 Posted by BEAR812 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't impressed. They could have used the final few pages as the initial jumping off point instead of dragging the reader through another reality style superhero side show. It kills me they did this to Batgirl, and I dread they have the same in store for Black Canary. I want heroes fighting villians. I get my reality every day I go out the front door. Like everything I'll give it a few issues or at least an arc. I really hope it gets better.

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#107 Edited by bladewolf (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Tony, if you're going to credit the entire creative team, you CAN'T forget the letterer. Nick Napolitano did AMAZING work on this issue, especially in the thought bubbles which are mentioned prominently in the interview about the series on this very site.

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#108 Edited by Dark_Tzitzimine (218 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't agree with none of the points raised on the article but hey, if you guys are enjoying Starfire, more power to you. However, I have to adress this:

Think about it, neither Jason Todd nor Roy Harper seem the type to unleash huge amounts of sarcasm.

You kidding, right? Sarcasm is kind of a natural language to those two:

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And this is just from ONE issue.

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#109 Posted by lightfright12 (96 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how I feel about taking such a complex character and reducing her to the childish version from the T.V. show's to pander to those fans in order to sell comics.

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#110 Posted by Joe_Amazing (112 posts) - - Show Bio
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#111 Posted by The Impersonator (8477 posts) - - Show Bio

DC YOU? It sure looks like Starfire meant to give the middle finger.

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#112 Posted by TheFlashFire (1633 posts) - - Show Bio
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#113 Posted by galacticshrub (122 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a fun first issue. I'm interested to see where it goes.

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#114 Posted by jrkegley (2 posts) - - Show Bio

This book is probably going to go pretty underrated for a while, but if you take the time to read the first issue it definitely pays off. I was never really a big Starfire fan, but I made an effort to read as many of the "relaunches" that I could afford, and this book was really surprising.

Not only is this some of the best art I've read in a while, the story's pace and the speed at which they had me interested in her as a character was pretty great. It isn't just about her being a ditsy hot alien chick, they seem to be able to quickly develop her as a character and it is really a great read. :)

Absolutely worth checking out the first issue, I am glad I did, I hope this book has a good run.

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#115 Posted by Numbuh1Nerd (90 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks like so much fun! Definitely picking this one up! I love the humor, and the optimism, and the vibrance of it all!

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#117 Edited by QuinnoftheStoneAge (3663 posts) - - Show Bio

She seemed waay too naive

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#119 Posted by ScouterV (7764 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't agree with none of the points raised on the article but hey, if you guys are enjoying Starfire, more power to you. However, I have to adress this:

Think about it, neither Jason Todd nor Roy Harper seem the type to unleash huge amounts of sarcasm.

You kidding, right? Sarcasm is kind of a natural language to those two:

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And this is just from ONE issue.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. They love sarcasm.

And anyway, it seems like a great book if you liked the 03 Animated Starfire. Otherwise, it's a bit jarring. Anywho, I probably won't pick it up, but coolio that Star gets her own book.

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#120 Edited by AllStarSuperman (43150 posts) - - Show Bio

@dark_tzitzimine: Completely agree, im not sure Gman even read RHATO. They are always incredibly sarcastic. And Gman even said that Jason isn't the type to drink beer and that Arsenal would be......WTF, if he read the book he'd know Roy is an alcoholic who can't drink, and Jason goes to bars several times in the series. Then there's also the fact that Jason was seen at a bar in Death of the Family. A story that Gman loved.....so does he even pay attention at all?

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#121 Posted by Dark_Tzitzimine (218 posts) - - Show Bio

My problem with Starfire is that Conner and Palmiotti are acknowledging Lobdell's run and by doing so, her Starfire is treading a very, VERY thin line between naivety and idiocy.

Kori was able to function on human society thanks to the boys and Grayson so is absurd that she suddenly doesn't gets sarcasm, human currency or even the bit about random nakedness.

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#122 Posted by alchepwn (14 posts) - - Show Bio

My only problem with this issue/post is that some key things are wrong about Starfire. I mean, she can't possibly cry innocently about death when she's killed people in RHatO. Like a lot. And sarcasm? That's something both Jason & Roy used a ton of. And as for your drinking comment, Roy wouldn't pick up a six pack, he's a recovering alcoholic, so no beer there.

So yeah. I have no problem with it turning into a less mature book than RHatO. But don't insult her character by making her dumb as a bag of rocks and disregard everything in her past. I mean, she's been on Earth for like 3 years, not a week and a half. And the warrior princess who had to fight her way out of brutal slavery isn't going to burst into tears about an old woman dying of cancer. Seriously.

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#123 Posted by yasbinfirnas (19 posts) - - Show Bio

my shopping list of DC comics has dropped a bit over the last 2 years. But I think I'm ready to start collecting agian. There are some cool titles out there: Starfire, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, Robin Son of Batman, Bizaro... plus all the superman stuff. Exciting times.

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#124 Posted by ivan_jimenez86 (988 posts) - - Show Bio

I hoping they have Starfire fight someone equal or near Superman, Wonder Woman, Maxina, Orion, Silver Surfer, Captain Atom, Thor, and Martian Mahhunter class and unique abilities. She needs to kick major booties.

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#125 Posted by BlackWind (9790 posts) - - Show Bio

@ivan_jimenez86: Starfire has never been that strong. Matter off act she got easily handled by Superman in RHatO.

She's more around low class 100.

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#126 Edited by Sinestro2828 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

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@blackwind said:

@ivan_jimenez86: Starfire has never been that strong. Matter off act she got easily handled by Superman in RHatO.

She's more around low class 100.

I would also like to see Starfire fight some bad guys in the same weight class as Superman & Wonder Woman, give us a better idea of her power levels, especially now that she has her own solo title, I'd like to see her go toe to toe with serious alien & metahuman powerhouses rather than street level baddies. Considering that Starfire has been shown to be stronger than Donna Troy, fought on par with Wonder Woman, destroyed a Brainiac skull ship herself, and once required the combined strength of Donna & Mon-El to restrain her while angry, I think she's tougher than many give her credit for (or should be, kryptonians aren't the only badasses in the DC universe)....As for those fights she had with New 52 Superman, I think of them as wasted opportunities to show off Star's strength. Outlaw Starfire suffered from a lot of flaws unfortunately, & she certainly doesn't need to beat Superman to prove how tough she is, BUT, having her give Superman a run for his money & proving that as the team's powerhouse she can protect them from the likes of him & similarly powerful heroes & villains would have gone a long way to make up for some of the damage done to Kory's character...Alas, they depict her as being completely & utterly outclassed if I recall correctly, Supe's treating her like a minor annoyance rather than a real challenge (thus giving us even fewer reasons to admire the Outlaw's depiction of Starfire, & making you wonder why Superman & his ilk never rounded up the Outlaws).

Yet oddly enough as of the new title Starfire & Supes seem to be on good terms (which I prefer honestly but doesn't make sense if the new comic is in continuity with New 52). Regardless, I'll give the new comic a chance & hope Starfire is done justice & allowed to grow as a powerhouse character in the DC universe now that she works alone.

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