Since the launch of DC Comics' New 52 back in 2011, Superman's costume has been basically trunkless, causing consternation among many hardcore fans. Best known for his contributions to DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and IDW's The Rocketeer, cartoonist J. Bone has concocted a costume that is almost exactly the opposite of the characters armor-like New 52 togs: They're pretty much just trunks and a cape.
Starfire has a problem. Thanks to her alien upbringing and her unfamiliarity with the intricacies of Earth languages, she has a hard time communicating with her friends, who are always using the metaphors. She tends to be a little more literal, and that's making her feel a little "uncool" around her "teen" "pals."
Fortunately, this week's episode of Teen Titans GO!, "Knowledge," finds Raven willing to help, with the show going into full-on Schoolhouse Rock mode for a song about how to spice up her conversations, and it is amazing.
Is Starfire the most upbeat superhero in existence? Before you answer that question, take a look at the sneak peek from this weekend's New Teen Titans short from Cartoon Network's DC Nation block, "Blackfire's Babysitter." It just might change your answer if you were thinking of saying "no."In tomorrow's New Teen Titans minisode, Starfire volunteers to babysit her sister B
I've been really overwhelmed by the positive response and support I've received from the comics community (and beyond) about my op-ed on female sexuality in the DC relaunch during the last week, and how heartened it made me feel about the possibility for change. This response comic from Shortpacked really hit the nail on the head about how nu-Starfire is in part
Yesterday, two new comic books from the "New 52" relaunch of DC Comics provoked some online controversy: Catwoman and Red Hood and the Outlaws. They were controversial in particular because of the way they depicted women, notably with the aggressively fanfictiony on-panel sex between Batman and Catwoman, and Starfire's transformation into a promiscuous tabula rasa who can't even remember the names of the men she sleeps with, and seeks out emotionless sex with both of the two male main characters while they essentially high five about it.
Since pointing out my issues
There's a difference between writing a female character as sexually liberated, and writing her as wish-fulfillment sex object, but Starfire sure is making a case for the latter in this charmless scene from today's Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. As before, the staff has
The rollout of the new slate of Batman-related books in September continues, with the announcement at IGN of three new ongoing series: Nightwing, featuring Dick Grayson in the title role once again, Batwing, "the first... in-continuity black character wearing the Batman costume," and Red Hood and the Outlaws, about a team lead by Red Hood (a.k.a. Jason T