By (Authors) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and (Illustrator) Emanuela Lupacchino.
27 full colour pages, Published June 2015 by DC Comics
SHE’S AN ALIEN WARRIOR TRYING TO FIND PEACE…
AND WILL FIGHT ANYONE OR ANYTHING TO GE IT!
ARE YOU READY?
The first though I had when I finished this was “That was adorable. I want more.”
So Starfire aka Kori was a princes on her own planet, but was outlawed when some nasties took it over and entrapped her sister – I’m sure this will all come back to haunt Kori later in the series. For now Kori is struggling to fit in on earth, cue taking a shower naked out in the open and misunderstanding men’s meanings about giving her a place to stay for the night, but luckily she has the help of a cop named Stella.
Starfire is funny, sexy and a treat for the eyes. The pages are in full colour and those colours are bright and beautiful.
This feels like it’s going to be a super quirky, full on girl power, bad guy busting series of awesomeness. It’s from the writers of HARLEY QUINN so all of the above is to be expected. I’m ready, bring on more Starfire. Five Stars.
What DC says about Starfire:
A princess who became a slave. A slave who became a warrior. A warrior who became one of the world’s greatest super heroes.
Betrayed by her own sister and forced into slavery, Princess Koriand’r of Tamaran experienced torture, exploitation and experimentation at the hands of others—but instead of it breaking her, it only made her stronger. Breaking free and fleeing to Earth, she discovered a world filled with heroes, people who fought for the oppressed, who used their powers and abilities to save those in need. And it was then that Koriand’r made a decision that changed her place in life forever. She decided to become the super hero known as Starfire.
Like all Tamaraneans, Starfire’s alien physiology allows her to absorb ultraviolet radiation and convert it to energy in order to fly. However, due to the experiments conducted on her during her imprisonment, she can also channel and project that same energy as destructive blasts.
Despite the hardships she experienced early in her life, Starfire remains a courageous and dedicated hero, who despises seeing anyone else experience the pain she went through herself. She is incredibly loyal and optimistic and lives to see and experience everything the universe has to offer.
- Now I didn’t see it as Kori’s sister betraying her, I saw it as she didn’t have a choice. But as I said I’m sure that’ll all come up again later in the series and there is probably more to it then we got in this first issue.
Amanda Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/54926.Amanda_Conner
Jimmy Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/54927.Jimmy_Palmiotti
Jimmy Twitter – https://twitter.com/jpalmiotti
DC Starfire – http://www.dccomics.com/comics/starfire-2015
#1 available NOW. #2 available 8th July.
#3 available 12th August. #4 available 9th September.