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I Am Not Starfire OGN

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Yoshi Yoshitani Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $12.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 34
7.8Critic Rating
3.0User Rating

From New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets) comes a story about Mandy, the daughter of super-famous superhero Starfire. Seventeen-year-old Mandy, daughter of Starfire, is not like her mother. Starfire is gorgeous, tall, sparkly, and a hero. Mandy is not a sparkly superhero. Mandy has no powers. She’s a kid who dyes her hair black and hates everyone but her best friend, Lincoln. To Starfire, who is from another planet, Mandy seems like an alien, like some distant, angry, light-years away moon. And ever s more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jul 27, 2021

    I am Not Starfire is a particularly spectacular Young Adult graphic novel. The team of Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani was an inspired choice, and a truly superheroic collaboration. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Jul 27, 2021

    Even if readers aren't usually huge fans of superhero stories, I Am Not Starfire is well worth checking out. I Am Not Starfire is more than just a superhero book; it's a coming-of-age tale with a superhero twist. And the relatable, emotional story combined with the gorgeous art makes this book a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 27, 2021

    Overall, I Am Not Starfire is a fun story that I imagine a lot of girls will see themselves in. It's not among the best of the OGNs (or even among Tamaki's OGNs) simply because it makes no apology for its often abrasive lead character. If you like her and want to take this ride with her, this is a book you'll love. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andrew Roby Aug 3, 2021

    If you want a compelling current coming of age story of a teenage hero stuck in the shadow of their successful parent, go check out Invincible streaming on Amazon Prime. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Smock948 Nov 3, 2021

    Hooo boy are the bigots mad about this one

  • 8.0
    Ultimate Goblin Mar 29, 2022

    I think some people just didn't read it lol...

    An important remark: I'm not a SJW, not a feminist, not a woke guy or something like that. I'm pretty much the person many could describe as a bigot, but I would not. So, keep that in mind.

    And what can I say about it? It's not about a feminism and body positive, not even about the diversity. It's a story about a typical teenager. Not all teenagers are the same, not all of them are like Mandy. But these kids are definitely exist.

    And you know what? The idea of this book is not "HA-HA I'M A COOL TEENAGER, I'M SO PRETTY, I'M AWESOME, MY MOM IS SHIT AND STUPID, I'M SO COOL HA-HA". She has a realistic self-esteem. She doesn't think she's beautiful the way she is. S more

  • 7.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Aug 4, 2021

    Sei que não sou o publico alvo, dito isso:
    Achei medíocre, mas não me ofende de maneira nenhuma(como sei lá, Três Coringas). O hate por ela existir é ridículo.

  • 7.0
    Onomatopoeia Jul 27, 2021

    The amount of rage this has produced in grown men (many of whom have an anime character as a profile picture) is hilarious to me. It's a YA comic that wasn't written for superhero fans. The title alone should give that away.

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  • 6.5
    WhistleBlower Jul 27, 2021

    The pedophiles on YouTube are really butthurt over this, huh?

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  • 4.0
    Cosmic Ray Jul 28, 2021

    I read a few pages. Gross.

  • 3.0
    OrangeJuice Aug 1, 2021

    (Spoilers.)
    I want to start by saying I’m not into superheroes much, and I’m a young adult. This book was targeted towards people like me. But this is awful. I bought it because it had an interesting premise, boy was I wrong. The main character is Mandy, and she is incredibly unlikable.

    From the beginning she starts off complaining about how she always in her mother’s shadow. And you know she has right to complain, but in all her life she has does nothing to deal with her problems. So as the story progresses she has a friend named Lincoln. He’s a shallow character, the friendship he has with Mandy is he doesn’t care that Mandy’s mom is a superhero. There’s not much all else on why they are friends.
    >So, to sum the story quickly. Mandy is a “not like the other girls!” Type of girl. So the entire time she’s hostile to everyone, even her own mom who tries really hard to be a good mom to Mandy. She likes a popular girl, but she’s never had any relationship with her at all. So their love story takes up most of the book. Somehow Mandy’s crush who is named Claire starts to like Mandy after only a few days of talking. Later on Claire makes Mandy mad when she takes a picture with the famous superhero team and uploads it to social media. This causes Mandy to go mad. Then her evil aunt shows up to capture her and her mother, because apparently Mandy threatens her throne? So evil aunt is going to kill Mandy because she doesn’t want her to become next in line. Anyways Mandy’s mom who has been a superhero for many years fights evil aunt and loses. Then out of nowhere Mandy gets her powers, and SOMEHOW MANAGES TO DESTROY EVIL AUNT. Evil aunt was established to be a great conqueror who was insanely powerful. And this is proved when she beats Mandy’s mom. After Mandy gets her powers everything magically fixes. Her problem with being under her mom’s shadow? Fixed. Her relationship with her crush, Claire? Fixed. Everything gets conveniently fixed.

    In conclusion, this book sucks. Please do not buy. more

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  • 3.0
    daspidaboy Jul 27, 2021

    Yeah..... this aint that good

  • 3.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jul 27, 2021

    The only merit this comic has is the art -- cuz the comic is just Mariko Tamaki appearing to deal with her own mommy issues thru her self-insert character.

  • 2.0
    kingkurt Aug 31, 2021

    Trash

  • 1.0
    Gavan Aug 18, 2021

    If i could give a lower score than 1 that’s what I would give it

  • 1.0
    DaDiddler Aug 8, 2021

    What's cannot describe how awful and just plain stupid the story is it's clearly a self insert I mean who in God's name thought this would be a good idea it's just horrible The art is okayish but everything else is just trash I can't wait to never see this again especially with the sales everyone has an opinion and if you like it that's okay but you're probably lying to yourself 🤣🤣🤣

  • 1.0
    white.panter Aug 6, 2021

    this comic does not worth your money and time. read some marvel comisc or mangas instand of this crap right here. this comic does not diserve a 1. the only thing i like is starfire hair exept that, they are sexualizing starfire so much and the plot is making so less sense. i know starfire wears like short shirts and skirts a lot but you can't compair that with the shirts or pieces of fabric which can't even be called shirt. like seriosly!

  • 1.0
    Versa Aug 3, 2021

    Feeding this comic to the minds of our young is incomprehensible and possibly harmful.

    Young people deserve better than this. We need to aspire to be good and just. The characters in this comic are negative and uninspiring.

  • 1.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Aug 2, 2021

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Wow, just wow. This book bad, much like the main character there are no redeeming qualities for this book. If other reviewers give this book more than the lowest rating they have zero credibility. The fact that Tamaki is writing Detective Comics should scare the hell out of any Batman fan. DC books are going to get FAR worse before they get better.

  • 1.0
    JJ28183 Jul 31, 2021

    I am the target audience and I hate this book. People who say it's for YA causals in defence of this garbage are both saying that other people's opinions dont matter if they're not the target audience, despite good entertainment being great for outsiders as well and that the target demographic should be ok with this trash.

    Which explains to me why they like this book. They relate to the protagonist. And that's the main problem with this book. Promoting social freedom by providing people with designated boxes.

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  • 1.0
    Jimzy Jul 29, 2021

    Literally sub par in every sense, the art style is lacking, there’s profanity littered throughout, lazy writing, there is no clear audience and it seems more like the writer had a vendetta against Starfire than wanted to make a relatable character with an interesting story. Complete failure and i couldn’t recommend this to be even put in gitmo’s prison library.

  • 1.0
    Norholr Jul 29, 2021

    This is an ode to mediocrity and stereotype.

  • 1.0
    Foxter Jul 29, 2021

    Remember if you have a diferent opinion you are racist, homophobe, pedo..whatever.If something is pure garbage, it is pure garbage, that´s it. I dont care if it´s for kids, for women or dogs all I care it is the quality of the work.

    Like Mike Tyson said: Social media made you all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it

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  • 1.0
    Pokeprimal Jul 28, 2021

    Burn this shit in a fire wait it came from hell burning it will do nothing.

  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Jul 28, 2021

    Dumpsterfire

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jul 28, 2021

    Just an absolute waste. What garbage!

  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Jul 27, 2021

    epically gross

  • 10
    Dave Jul 28, 2021

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  • 8.5
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  • 1.0
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  • 1.0
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