Review: Starfire #6

This review contains spoilers.

In this issue, a bounty hunter attacks Starfire.

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The comic begins with a weird day-dream that has nothing to do with anything. It then cuts to Starfire beating the crap out of the man from last issue. After he goes to jail, a bounty hunter attacks Starfire. She is able to defeat him and the issue ends with Dick Grayson arriving.

Positives

The art is beautiful. Everyone is well-defined but it’s not overly realistic. It’s got a good cartoon vibe to it that really makes it work.

Starfire’s humor still works. I thought it might have gotten old by now but I still chuckle at her misunderstandings of the English language.

Negatives

The day-dream or whatever it was at the beginning is just pointless. It has no effect on the plot and just wastes time.

Dealing with the man from last issue seems pointless, too. I found this guy to be a sympathetic and potentially interesting character but his plot seems to be resolved right away and he’s taken to jail. Maybe the story isn’t done but nothing is done with it here.

There is nothing interesting about the bounty hunter. He just wants money and Starfire doesn’t have much of a problem beating him. It’s not entertaining.

I don’t know why I’m supposed to care that Dick is in town. Their history is so messed up after the reboot that I don’t know what their relationship even is. Maybe the issue will explain but I’m not looking forward to it.

Verdict

While Starfire is still loveable, the story is dull. It’s uninspired and doesn’t take advantage of potentially cool ideas. I wanted to know more about this doctor and he’s carded aside for a useless bounty hunter. The issue is just disappointing.

 

2outof5

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.