Starfire #8

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Is Dick Grayson here to stay? Starfire has tackled some big threats during her stay in Key Westfrom hurricanes to intergalactic bounty hunters, from insane murderers to gargantuan monsters from the deep and everything in between. But our heros biggest challenge may be choosing between an ex and a new love interest.

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 13, 2016

    I've never been inclined toward any of the gene strong-points of this series (strong female alien superhero, romance, slapstick humor), but Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti work magic with all of the characters they bring to life and Emanuela Lupacchino is a fantastic match to the aesthetic of this kind of storytelling. Starfire demonstrates her strength in this issue by holding the focus of the storyline even up against the magnet that is Dick Grayson. This is what a crossover/cameo should look like: an opportunity for fans of one or the other book to get invested in something they aren't reading, but should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jan 14, 2016

    Month in and month out, Starfire is the Gary Fisher of the DC line up, a calming presence that offers a space far away from what Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston described as bloodcurdling masculinity. The book offers up a vision of Key West that has a lot more in common with his Themyscira than weve seen in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 18, 2016

    Starfire shows Dick the door and I'm all for that since it was a mildly interesting interlude that didn't add a whole lot overall to the bigger picture. Guest appearances are the name of the game though and the team did a solid enough job with it. The series looks to be ready to move onto other things, including following through on Atlee's adventures down in the earth with Kori and the sheriff, so I'm hopeful that comes together sooner rather than later as a good ladies event down under is what the book needs. Spa days ahead indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 16, 2016

    Connor and Palmiotti are still producing a fun, enjoyable comic. There are very few stakes, but I suppose that's not so bad. Starfire herself is still a lot of fun. And the potential trip she's going to take with Atlee and the sheriff should be a blast. I guess I just wish Starfire the comic would take a few more risks or do something really exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 13, 2016

    Really good artwork and aserviceable story make for a pleasant comic book experience. It's a littleuneven between exposition and action, the former taking the lion's share ofpages, but it's got some enjoyable moments peppered throughout and it was coolto see how Grayson and Starfire relate to each other. If Starfire being nave bothersyou, then this comic book will continue to annoy you in that way. But if youlike Starfire and her pseudo-dopey ways, then you'll probably smile while readingthis issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jan 15, 2016

    I like Ray McCarthy's art but I have to give a lot of credit to Hi-Fi's colors. The oranges and greens of the Florida Keys work very well with the vibrant colors they use for Kori herself. The concept of putting Kori in the Keys was a very good idea from a visual standpoint. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 20, 2016

    This issue is consistent with the first seven with it's colorful art and fun dialogue. Starfire is still incredibly funny especially as she now knows more about Earth and attempts to make references but still doesn't understands things such as ASAP. She continues to be highly enjoyable. However, the main plot isn't that exciting and I don't understand the need for heterosexual women to comment on Starfire's attractiveness. It's an okay issue but it's the most problematic of the eight. Read Full Review

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