Review by: dix

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Avg Rating: 3.3
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Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

It’s a little unclear about where, exactly, this book is going. The team is assembled for no clear reason (that we know of), Jason Todd’s motivations are a bit unclear (though maybe that’s a problem of being unfamiliar with his previous appearances in this persona), and, well…Starfire. Oh, Starfire.

I lot has been said already about Starfire’s costume and attitude. No question, the costume is fan service at its most blatant, but at least it’s well-drawn fan service. The fact that she is currently characterized primarily by who she’s had sex with is problematic, of course. I could see this approach working out okay in the long run if the comic as a whole turns out to be more of a send-up of the exploitation genre and/or ’90s comics, but that would take clever, careful writing that I’m not necessarily convinced exists here.

Regardless, this is a fun, if a bit shallow, book.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I find it odd that so many ppl are focusing on the “hyper-sexualization” of Kory here. So she banged Jason and then Roy? So what. Roy banged HER knowing full well Jason just did too. Why are we calling Kory a whore, and not Roy?

    Also, as a gay guy, let me tell everyone that there was almost as much eye candy for me as for you straights! God bless Rocafort for how he draws men. Those panels of sexy Roy and Jason all stretched out on the sand in beach wear were just as hot for me as bikini-clad Kory was for you. Okay, I’ll stop drooling now, I just wanted to point out that there is a wicked double-standard going on here, and those folks who are using it to attack Lobdell/Rocafort for their portrayal of Kory are simply off-base.

    • It’s not that she slept around, but that she’s sort of portrayed like…well, a walking, talking sex toy, really. As for the art, I do generally agree that there’s a double standard at work with most of the complaints about female portrayals in comics, but I felt Starfire was taken a little too far. There were a few too many panels that just felt like pin-ups more than anything. And, to be sure, the characterization didn’t help matters.

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