Starfire #3

Starfire #3

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Starfire picks up the pieces and finds her new home in the aftermath of the storm! But while our hero helps her community heal, a creature from the underworld emerges to threaten all she hopes to protect! What is this creatures hidden motive? And why does it seem to get bigger every time Starfire punches it?

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Desiree Rodriguez Aug 13, 2015

    Starfire #3 delivers continues to build the action of the series. The subtle approach of starting off slow and steady is winning out. By allowing Starfire some time to breath as a solo character, build a new environment for her to grow in, and develop her supporting cast Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti are enabling readers to relearn Starfire as a singular character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Ed Aug 14, 2015

    With each passing issue, the writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner have shown significant improvement, a trend which continues in Starfire #3 Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Aug 22, 2015

    STARFIRE #3 is a slight change of pace for the book, embracing slightly darker and more super-heroic elements. However, the light-hearted nature that propelled the first two issues is still present. The set-up of not one, but two mysterious antagonists also ensure that you'll want to come back next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Aug 12, 2015

    For those that are curious about how the DC You direction has affected Starfire, it might be easier to think of the change out of context. While the series is ostensibly after the events of the Red and the Outlaws series, the reader gets a better appreciation of this series if they think of it as Starfire first having arrived to Earth overall. It doesn't make sense from a continuity standpoint, but then again neither do a lot of things under DC You. The first couple of issue in this series were a bit harder to take, but after this third issue, it is evident that the changes are meant to be a bit over-the-top, and that they are to the benefit of the series. At the very least this series looks as though it is taking an approach which will make the character a lot more likable and respectable, even if it is done in a less serious way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 13, 2015

    Starfire continues to be a book that I'm having a hard time sometimes getting a handle on. I'm enjoying it overall but it just has a weird vibe to it that takes me out of it more often than not. I hate comparing books to other works but there's some obvious riffing going on with Harley Quinn's style that I get it, but my problems are more in character portrayal and a sense of too much dialogue coming out of it. This installment is mostly place setting and nudging things forward, which works well enough. Lupacchino and McCarthy get to work on a wide range of locales, introducing a number of background characters and playing up some of the fun of the Keys themselves. It's definitely a quirky as hell book that I'm hoping will either find its groove or that I figure out its groove and settle into it in order to enjoy it more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Troy Komanac Aug 14, 2015

    In the end I found this to be the most interesting Starfire issue.The future for this comic is looking even brighter thanks to the developments in that took place this month. This issue has set the bar for this series and I look forward to seeing how they are going to raise it again. With what's going on in this comic now,I can only imagine that bar is just going to keep going up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Aug 18, 2015

    Lupacchino pencils another fine issue. Her clean style, joyful figures and Hi-Fi's bright colours are the perfect fit for this sunny Key West story. While Starfire #3 needs to iron away some of its weaker attempts at humor, I think the series has found the right voice for a great character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Aug 14, 2015

    Starfire is a slow-moving vehicle, but it moves more steadily now that the plot is really getting under way. Like the titular character, sometimes it struggles with things that it should be able to get around, but here's to the next issue being up to full speed and on the road again! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 15, 2015

    This issue is mostly fine, as far as comics go. The art is great, like I said, and the rest hums along nicely. I just don't think Conner and Palmiotti have laid a strong enough foundation for this series yet, but I'm also not sure what else they could do. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 13, 2015

    Starfire continues to annoy with her naivety, but the story keeps getting better and better...... it's a very odd feeling when you don't like the main character, but love everything else.  We've got new and interesting characters, bad ass new developments in the story and beautiful art throughout this issue...... I just can't stand Starfire though.  Maybe it's not that big a deal for everyone else and if that's the case, then this is a fantastic issue, but if Kori's misunderstandings are beginning to get on your nerves, then this will simply continue your frustrations. Read Full Review

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