Starfire #5

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Hi-Fi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Starfire and the hero known as Atlee must uncover the mystery of the creatures from beneath the earth! Our heroes can tackle a monster, no sweat, but how can they surviveunemployment?!

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 14, 2015

    Truth be told, if youre solely looking for a beat them up adventure every month, Starfire is probably not going to make your pull list any time soon. True enough, this issue feels like a calm before a storm, but it also feels like something that I could embrace on a monthly basis a world of characters living their lives with funny stuff happening and an occasional earth-monster to fight. I daresay, it would be hard not to want more of what we get in issue #5 once weve seen how lovely a character Koriandr really can be. Because like Atlee, Stella, Benji, Sol, and all the other inhabitants of Key West, I want to be Starfires friend too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 15, 2015

    Starfire is a series that I continue to pick up simply because I enjoy it. It's not a book I'm looking for complex stories out of, though I think the character could manage it fine. What we get here are some great character interaction pieces that are beautifully illustrated and colored for maximum effect and fun. While we get the small tease of something big from space coming up soon, the bulk of the book focuses on more earthly endeavours. Hopefully we'll see more of a blossoming relationship between the various characters as I'd like to see both Stella and Atlee become more fully realized and part of things. It's definitely a fun book and a very enjoyable read (and viewing). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 18, 2015

    All in all, Starfire is really showing signs that it's found its footing. Like Harley Quinn, it doesn't seem like it will develop into a book with big overarching plots but will instead develop around Kori's outlook and values. It may not be the deepest or hardest hitting book in DC's portfolio, but it always offers at least one moment of glee that reminds us how much fun a book with a positive outlook can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 17, 2015

    Starfire is still building its foundation, I feel, and it's doing a better and better job with each passing issue. Starfire herself has been well-established, and while she's still kind of flighty, she's definitely a person. We've also got some semblance of a supporting cast, and this issue introduces our first villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumeshine Oct 19, 2015

    Despite some minor complaints, I highly recommend this issue. It does a surprisinglygreat job of balancing Starfire's silliness with the doctor's tragic story while being very fun to read with great art and engaging dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 19, 2015

    The Starfire series just doesn't have enough substance to keep me interested and I find myself dreading whenever it comes out because I know it's just going to be more of the same misunderstandings and awkward nudity that seems to be the selling point of the book and I just want more from the character than nonsense.  I do love the art and colors in this book though, but sadly without an interesting story, it just doesn't make it worth the buy. Read Full Review

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