Starfire #7

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Its the final showdown between Starfire and the wicked Soren Hook! As the battle reaches its end, a familiar face arrives in Key West! Will sparks fly when Kori is reunited with Dick Grayson?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 15, 2015

    Always a joy, always fun, always Starfire. Outstanding story and art that show comics can be fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 9, 2015

    Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have applied the formula that's catapulted Harley Quinn into stardom to a book about a childlike statuesque orange alien girl in Key West and the magical result is a comic book that's got their signature humor and heart without all the squicky things that push Harley to the edge. With Koriand'r we also have a bona fide hero who is treated as neither a spoiled child, a tawdry sexbomb, nor a token feminist. Why can't all comics be this even-handed? Come and see what the book is like to see the return of Dick Grayson. You might stick around long after just to enjoy more of Kori. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Dec 11, 2015

    It's part and parcel of what I've come to enjoy the most about the post-Flashpoint DCU, that the new takes, especially the ones flowing out from the DC YOU initiative that Starfire is a part of, shed brand new light on their older iterations that illuminate rather than bury the stories that got me invested in these characters to begin with. I never really felt an overriding need to understand the attraction between Dick and Kori before this issue was solicited, but that's what this title and Starfire herself are all about, being open to whatever turns your head. Kori may be one of the starkest examples of the collider metaphor in action, but the space she occupies in Key West, and the place her title holds for the readers is an island of stability, just like Geri Powers closed her speech to Jim Gordon with. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Desiree Rodriguez Dec 12, 2015

    In my last Starfire review I was less than thrilled with what occurred, but Starfire #7 picks up the pace and throws in the interesting element of Dick Grayson into the mix. The continuation of Sol's storyline, and the growth between him and Starfire is developing nicely. My favorite issue to date is still Starfire #6 but issue seven brings together Starfire and Dick Grayson for the first time in a long while. That is more than worth the read. Read Full Review

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

    It was a little bit of a stretch to get Dick involved in the story, and the art wasn't as strong as previous issues, and there's the random inclusion of some kind of tiny ball of light character who befriends Kori at opportune times, so the issue wasn't perfect. But for a team-up between Dick Grayson and Starfire, and the potential drama that could create, this was a very fun issue. Read Full Review

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

    I continue to enjoy the Starfire series for its strong visual presentation and the humor that it brings to the table, but I'm also ambivalent about the title as a whole. Unlike their Harley Quinn work, this series feels a little less defined and a little bit listless and meandering. The structural choices in how issues unfold is interesting and I do like it, and I'm not looking for a grand storyline here, but it does feel like it hasn't found the right balance yet with what it wants to do when it gets serious versus silly as well as what level of involvement the supporting cast will have – particularly as some feel like they've been shuffled off for a while. There's definitely fun to be had here, but that's more in the first half than the second half. And even that's a little odd considering the consequences of that kiss. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Dec 10, 2015

    The reunion of Starfire and Grayson was already bound to be great, but also sort of a mess considering what they're both like. So of course when you read it, it totally is, but thankfully it's the beautiful disaster sort of mess. The kind that you can't help but enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 11, 2015

    Grayson makes another cameo in what seems to be his DC Comics world tour, since he keeps showing up everywhere lately and even though I initially thought that it would be a cheap guest star role to drive up the sales of this book, I have to admit that I really dug his involvement in this issue and hope that he continues to tag along for awhile because I'm curious to see what history that Starfire and Dick share in this continuity.  While this is probably my favorite portrayal of Kori in this series, what appear to be some snafus in the art made some of this book really confusing to read and that's a shame because usually the art is some of the best that DC has to offer.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 15, 2015

    This issue is fun. Starfire is getting more playful and there a lot of good exchanges with good dialogue. The art is great and I still like the supporting cast. However, the plot isn't that engaging and I'm not sure if we really needed to bring Grayson into this. Other than that, this is a good read. Read Full Review

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