The Overpopularity Of Starfire Amongst Men, Women And… Well, Cats


From the new issue of Starfire by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Lupacchino, comes a look at bar etiquette, when you are a six foot, buxom, orange skinned alien with fiery hair, exposed skin and a winning smile.


Notice some equal opportunity drinks-buying there though, irrespective of age, race or gender. Or, at the far right, species.

I mean, I suppose Starfire is another species from everyone at that bar so, why not?

sf3You know, Starfire is probably not the only alien visiting our shores who could have a sit down talk about not putting themselves out quite so much. After all, J'onn J'onnz seems to be a Martian Manhunter who can't say no. At least Starfire is showing more restraint than he is. Is this a basic common sense talking to or is there a soupcon of slut-shaming? And if so, couldn't a little of it be reflected back at the guys, gals and cat at the bar instead of forced upon Starfire?

sf4Literally? Shouldn't you be over at the bar, waving back with everyone else?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, with a Jay Faeber signing today, and a Doctor Who signing all day on Saturday – like a mini-Doctor Who convention.




About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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