Sunday, November 15, 2015

Starfire #6

   The new Starfire series has been moving along nicely, though it's what you might call a low-key comic (not that there's anything wrong with that - it's nice to have a comic that's not all strum and drang).

   Kori has relocated to the Florida Keys, which gives the series a unique setting. She's making new friends and establishing new allies, which is nice - they're an interesting bunch.

   There are some nice light moments - I enjoy the running gag of her mental images whenever someone uses a colorful phrase. Starfire is in her classic mode - a bit on an ingenue with a warrior's edge.

   We get to see both on display in this issue, as she defends and worries about an injured friend - and must face a murderous alien attacker.

   It's the action sequence that sets this issue apart, as Kori is forced to push herself to stand up to a powerful opponent - and we get a look at what she's capable of.

   I like this series a lot - the art by Emanuela Lapacchino is very good - fresh and sexy, but with a sweet edge. It's written the same way by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti - these are characters you'd like to meet and have as friends (well, the good guys, at least).

    It's not a series for everyone, but if you're ready for a series that has confidence in its characters and doesn't feel rushed and forced to make the characters into something they're not, then you should give this one a try.

Grade: A-



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