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Starfire #1

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Hi-Fi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She's an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she'll fight anyone and anything to get it!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Jun 11, 2015

    All of my expectations for this issue were exceeded. Both the story and art provide a perfect starting point for a controversial character. I look forward to seeing how this creative team continues to build on everything they got right in this issue and how Starfire will grow as a character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jun 10, 2015

    A book that had me grinning from ear to ear before I even made it halfway through, Starfire #1 is everything fans of this character have been asking for and more. I certainly didnt think it could have been this good. Way to go, creative team, and way to go, DC. Youve given us our girl back. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 10, 2015

    If you don't have a copy now, you better run out and get one. This is going to be sought after. It's fun, and comics need more fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 10, 2015

    All I can say at this point is go buy this issue! Support this title! Right now! Stop reading this review and run to your nearest local comic book shop and pick up a copy of Starfire #1. Comic books like Starfire #1 are such a refreshing change of pace from most of what DC shovels down our throats. This is a positive, upbeat and fun comic book. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 12, 2015

    I have to admit, I enjoyed this issue - it's great to have the "real" Starfire back. Let's hope she sticks around! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jun 10, 2015

    A fun-romp that is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jun 13, 2015

    Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy and Hi-Fi respectively pencil, ink and colour Starfire #1. Their art feels, in a word, warm. Key West lookssunny and the characters are often literally glowing. Lupacchino does great figure work, her women are especially beautiful. She expressesa wide range of emotions. You can see this in a few small scenes where things get a little teary. Starfire #1 is silly and comical, but it has a lot of heart, something Koris been missing for a few years. I'm happy that she found it again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Jun 12, 2015

    Overall, Starfire is a very solid start to what will hopefully be a fantastic series in the future. Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti give us a comic that is similar to Harley Quinn yet still maintains it's own unique voice. Additionally, the talents of Emanuella Lupacchino are given a great showcase, highlighting the artist like never before. But beyond all that, the most important part of Starfire is that it reaches across demographics, for adult men and young girls. I was able to sit and read this book aloud with my very young sister and felt perfectly comfortable as she experienced her first comic book. For that, I'm thankful this book exists. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 10, 2015

    “Starfire” #1 is a debut that will put a smile on your face. It's candy for the eyes and a fun reintroduction to the character. It's perfect for new readers and longtime readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 11, 2015

    Starfire had a less than auspicious New 52 debut, to put it mildly. But much as they previously restored Harley Quinn's luster, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have been tapped to give Starfire a fundamental makeover. If you've been enjoying their Harley Quinn series, you'll probably like this comic as well. It's very simialr in both tone and premise, as Starfire heads to a new city and starts a new life for herself free from all old baggage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 19, 2015

    I enjoyed Palmiotti's work on Ame-Comi Girls (a female-character-driven title I was sad to see disappear for DC's digital line-up) and the team-up with Conner seems to be a good match. I'm curious to see where the pair and Lupacchino choose to take the character from here. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 15, 2015

    I would call myself a Starfire fan after this issue. With the new way Conner and Palmiotti have approached the character, I'd be more willing to give her a shot as her story is more about her adapting to Earth, rather than her being a physical specimen to ogle. I like that DC is giving more leads to female characters, and given the success of Harley Quinn, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti seem just the people give the character the resurgence she needs and deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 15, 2015

    Harley Quin has a lot of fans and most of those fans should give Starfire a shot since it's written with the same voice with an art style that matches the tone. The way that Starfire is presented in this series, although different than she's been in the past, will most likely win over many new and longtime fans. This Starfire is one that's a cross between the one seen in DC's traditional Teen Titans, and the one that's been watched in the ultra popular Teen Titans Go and that a good thing! I'm looking forward to future issues and hoping that Starfire will have the same level of success that her writing team has had on the similar in tone Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Troy Komanac Jun 12, 2015

    I would have to say that I am very impressed with the new Starfire series. It was well written, had incredible art and I look forwardto picking up a few more and see where the story heads. I would recommend this book to people looking for something lighthearted or if you are a fan of the writing in Harley Quinn. I would not recommend it for people who want dark and gnarly crime fighting or young children. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 10, 2015

    Starfire #1 is a book that's going to be divisive depending on the person. Did you like Red Hood and the Outlaws or don't you? Do you like classic Starfire, the animated TV show Starfire, or a mixture of both? Does continuity matter a lot to you or doesn't it? These are important questions that will definitely determine whether you like the book or you just can't look past these issues. Either way, for me and for a lot of others, I do see this being a good book if it sounds right up your alley and you know what to expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 12, 2015

    The opening issue of Starfire is definitely a book that feels like it's going to be all about the fun, and it reminds me of a solid blend of Harley Quinn and Power Girl in a way. Kori's her own person and not like those two, but the approach and design elements of it are all here from those books to bring it to life in a really good way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jun 10, 2015

    Most of the problems I have with this issue is how much this character doesn't seem like the Starfire that I knew from my youth, but for the first time in the New 52, I actually want to see more of this Starfire, and that's not a bad thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jun 13, 2015

    Starfire #1 is a solid start for a new book ,and while it isn't action focused, the focus it places on character building is really appreciated. Not only that, but it leaves us readers with a decent cliffhanger ending that gives us enough to want to see what comes next. I recommend this book and say you should give Starfire #1 a shot, as you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 13, 2015

    As much as I'd love to have Conner drawing the comic, she and Palmiotti are a sharp writing team, adding humor and charm to a book that will live or die by those qualities. They expertly play up the growing dread of the hurricane, while showing Starfire at her best. I'm excited to get the next issue to see how she does saving the day. And Lupacchino on art does a fine job keeping the tone as light and as friendly as the writing. I have a lot of faith in this creative team, so consider me on board for Starfire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - J.L. Caraballo Jun 16, 2015

    The story is light and moves quickly, climaxing at a hurricane that may or may not harbor something sinister. And, thankfully, the comic is fun: Koris imagining the literal meaning to idioms (such as three big ones, in reference to $3,000, which she imagines as meaning three elephants) pop up often, and her overt sexuality is retconned as being an innocent naivete towards human social norms. A lot is set up for future issues, and while I am not the primary target for this title, it is a fresh, fun read, and theres a lot for new readers to like. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 10, 2015

    There is nothing necessarily wrong with STARFIRE in and of itself, but for readers already well versed in Conner and Palmiotti's Power Girl and Harley Quinn (or even Terra for that matter) there will undoubtedly be a sense of the familiar about it. Here's hoping it will grow into its own entity in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 12, 2015

    Starfire #1 is a mixed opening to an interesting series and a good example of how DC is trying new things. Future issues will have to balance this debut's weaknesses, but overall it's an able and exceedingly cute reintroduction to a character who's long deserved this kind of spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 10, 2015

    "Starfire" #1 is a great addition to the new DC YOU lineup of titles. This feels like a book driven by creator instincts; it definitely follows up on Conner and Palmiotti's work on "Power Girl" and "Harley Quinn" in bringing their voices to the character. Add in some good art from Lupacchino and McCarthy, and the end result? I'll be back next month. I suspect I won't be alone. This is a fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 10, 2015

    Even though Kori seems to be playing up the naive card a bit too much here, there is still certainly a lot to enjoy about this book.  It's a brand new experience for Starfire as she tries to become............people, but with stunning art and a play on words/misunderstanding humor going for it, I can see this series being a lot of fun in the future.  I just have to get used to this Teen Titans Go like feel of the character.   Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jun 11, 2015

    On the third page, Sheriff Gomez announces, "Wow. You're like a big, orange Supergirl" and you can see that DC is hoping for just that with this book: an appealing book for the younger-lady crowd, somewhere between the action-adventure of Stewart, Fletcher, and Tarr's Batgirl and the madcap silliness of Conner and Palmiotti's own Harley Quinn. A pretty, but ultimately shallow, read, Starfire #1 doesn't certainly doesn't reinvent any wheels, but is blandly (and inoffensively) entertaining nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 10, 2015

    The intention of the series to establish the characters as a fish out of water might be clear, but it is also confusing. In the wake of so many other well written female character headlining their own series in recent months, Starfire comes off as the equivalent of the “dumb blonde” stereotype, asking questions about things which are apparently obvious while also failing to grasp basic parts of human society (like the need to be clothed.) It fits with the character's past, but it doesn't bode well for her future, at least in this series, as this will soon be buried alongside other titles that have failed to evolve to the changing market for comic readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 10, 2015

    DC You is meant to be a service to its fans but Starfire doesn’t really cater to fans if all it gives us is a pretty face with no substance; it’s either a blow to readers or a stab at Koriand’r’s character. Either way, it’s not the best start a first issue could go. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Jun 16, 2015

    Starfire now runs into her first spot of trouble as a storm is literally brewing on the horizon. Will she be able to help her new friends stay safe or is something worse going to be blown her way? Read Full Review

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