Starfire #4

Starfire #4

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The battle for Key West continues as Starfire and her new ally, the hero known as Atlee, square off against a mysterious beast from below! Can Kori defend her new friends and family from this new threat? And what is the creatures dark secret?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 13, 2015

    Super hero action that maintains the fun and joy associated with this hero. It's impossible not to smile while reading this book and thinking about it afterwards. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 13, 2015

    Perhaps best of all, this series is not weighed down by continuity - it stands (mostly) alone in the overburdened "New 52" universe. It's an approach that more of DC's comics should follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 10, 2015

    Starfire does some minor lifting here to prepare us for what's to come though I expect a curveball or two to be put into place. A lot of what we get here is action, but it's balanced by a whole lot of dialogue and exposition, which at least tries to condense things while serving as a recap. Notably with Atlee and her origin, something I'm willing to give a break on since she's not a hugely known character and it gives us a panel or two of Power Girl to enjoy. The team here continues to have a blast with this, but I keep getting a feeling of too much, too fast, which leaves me overwhelmed by the end of the book. It's a very dense book in its own right, but it moves you along so quickly that it can feel like you're getting whiplash. I'm definitely on board for more, but I'm making sure that I'm mentally prepared going into each issue now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 16, 2015

    Starfire #4 is probably the series' best so far. Atlee is an immediate hit in this context, pulling so many elements of the series into focus and the increased focus on superheroics gives the characters a little more to work with, without taking away from the unique approach of the title. With new enemies on the way and a great trio of leads developing, Starfire might just be taking off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2015

    A lot of pieces fell into place for Starfire with this issue. Both the characters and the story are stronger for it, and I look forward to where we go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 10, 2015

    I really love the inclusion of Atlee in this title and I hope that she becomes a mainstay because I really love all the supporting cast to this series and the addition of her just brings a whole new level of enjoyment....... probably because she'll be the brains of Starfire and her's superhero operation.  While Kori still gets on my nerves, I found myself digging this issue more than I have in the past and it's really hard not to like this book when it's sporting such awesome art. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Desiree Rodriguez Sep 12, 2015

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  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 14, 2015

    While Harley Quinn might be their big book, I feel like Starfire is the best example of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's evolution as writers in their own right. In the past, Palmiotti's been attached to some darker titles, ranging from the angst-ridden Power Girl to the consistently struggling Jonah Hex. But the moment they started to loosen up with their scripting and just introduce bright locales and happy protagonists, their sales figures started skyrocketing. For sure, it makes Starfire a fun, if not particularly deep read. There's no message, there's no angle, there's no continuity - it's just simple entertainment. It may be a recipe for success that DC might continue to try to duplicate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Sep 9, 2015

    Once again I will say that this was a good comic book but there was not enough substance to say "wow". Month to month STARFIRE has been a fun read but it isn't really on my "must read" list. This is not a bad thing. The comic book is good and I will keep it on my pull list. I am really liking the dialog and humor in this book. I am also really loving the art and in particular the colors. If you want a fun read then this book is good for you. If you want an in depth look into Starfire's character then you will be left with wanting more. While this issue did feel like a set up issue, I think that if things pan out as they seem they will in this book, it will become an awesome read. All in all, I recommend folks to give this series a chance as it is a fun read overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 11, 2015

    "Starfire" #4 is by no means great literature, but it isn't and shouldn't try to be. This is a light, fun comic that revels in the tropes of superhero comics without getting caught up in any darkness. There's always room for a sweet-natured comic like "Starfire" and I for one am glad that we have it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 16, 2015

    Starfire is still a sexual person by nature, as shown in her love of bikinis and casual nudity. But now those sexual traits are in the context of a character who is open, emotional, and affectionate to everyone around her. She's like a movie that is only bad if the wrong scenes are emphasized. But when the right scenes are given proper focus, it makes for an entertaining and compelling narrative. Starfire #4 is proof that a female character can be sexual, feminine, and likable while still beating up monsters on the side. She's not going to become a feminist icon anytime soon, but she's already proven that she doesn't need to be in order to be special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Sep 12, 2015

    STARFIRE #4 is a step down plot-wise from the previous three, but the characterization and artwork makes it more than worth a read. Hopefully the fifth issue returns to the series' previous lofty standards. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Sep 12, 2015

    I'm still here because the art is fantastic. There are loads of female characters. There's hope for a Power Girl appearance, and who doesn't want a Power Girl/Starfire/Terra team up? But unless Atlee and Stella get together to shake all the pieces into place in Kori's pretty little head, I'm not sure how much more of our titular character I can deal with. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Sep 16, 2015

    I can't recommend this because I don't know who to recommend it to so I'm going to find something more suitable to wank over and wait for this series to end by issue #12. Read Full Review

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