Review: DC Sneak Peek: STARFIRE #1


DC Sneak Peek: STARFIRE #1
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Emanuela Luppachino
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: May 6, 2015

Kori seeks the advice of other heroes on the best place for her to live now that she has left the Outlaws. See where Starfire ends up in Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s ALL-NEW FREE 8-page preview to STARFIRE #1!


I almost don’t need to say anything more than that. But I will.

No character has had as much controversy swirling around her unclad form as Starfire has these past four years. And that all ends today. Because this book is going to give us the best of what this character is without — shall we say — all the grossness we’ve seen piled on the character to date.

Luppachino gives us a Starfire (and with Conner, a new Teen Titans Go inspired costume) that’s sexy and bold without being strictly an object of the male gaze. She’s confident, articulate, but still has a quality of innocence to her. There’s also a bit of alienness left, but its subtlety is to be admired. It’s the same sort of otherness that remains with someone for whom English (or any other language, I imagine) is a second language. Idioms are tough, and that’s a clever, very understated way to make it clear that Starfire is different without trading down her intelligence.

Gorgeous panel after panel, wonderful dialogue, hugs (!), and a new locale are going to make this book the hot buy next month. I’m all in.

The Verdict: PULL LIST


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