Review: Starfire #7

Let us have some fun with him.

This review contains spoilers.

Starfire #7 is written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with pencils by Emanuela Lupacchino and inks by Ray McCarthy and Sean Parsons. Hi-Fi provides the colors. In this issue, Starfire teams up with Grayson to stop terrorists from getting a trigger to a dangerous weapon.

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The comic begins with Starfire speaking to her dolphin friend, Beth. She then goes to a boat party with Sol where Dick Grayson is also in attendance. Starfire and Sol kiss which leads to Starfire seeing what happened to Maria. Meanwhile, Grayson is trying to acquire a detonator from some terrorists. When Starfire sees the commotion, she jumps in to help. She is naturally surprised to see Grayson alive but helps him retrieve the trigger before she destroys it. The issue ends with Starfire and Grayson kissing.

Positives

Hi-Fi’s colors are amazing as usual. I love how bright and vibrant this series is. All of the art done by this team is great; it’s energetic and fun to look at.

I enjoyed seeing more of the Maria backstory. I like that Conner and Palmiotii are fleshing the supporting cast out so well. I like all of these people even more with each issue.

Starfire is very playful in this issue which is a lot of fun. She teases Sol by pretending not to understand him even when she does or vice versa. When she teams up with Grayson, she forces him to say please before offering any assistance any time he asks her to do something. It’s really funny.

Negatives

The plot is fairly standard. Ultimately, the excitement of this issue comes from Starfire discovering that Dick is alive but there is no threat to Starfire. She can easily dispose of these bad guys and they’re just generic thugs anyway. It’s not very thrilling. Additionally, I am not sure I like Starfire as much when she’s around Dick. She seems much colder which is understandable given the situation but I would rather see her without Dick. She’s more interesting and fun without his dumb decisions giving her angst.

Verdict

This issue is fun. Starfire is getting more playful and there a lot of good exchanges with good dialogue. The art is great and I still like the supporting cast. However, the plot isn’t that engaging and I’m not sure if we really needed to bring Grayson into this. Other than that, this is a good read.

 

3outof5

 

 

 

 

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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.