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Starfire Is Not Okay, Guys

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Apparently, getting a solo series cancelled can really mess with a superhero’s head.

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Princess Koriand’r of Tamaran has been a member of various iterations of the Teen Titans and Titans teams, including the cutesy animated versions of DC’s younger hero team that have aired on Cartoon Network. Most recently, she used to have a fun, peppy title of her own where she was shown having pleasantly wacky adventures learning to love life in Key West. But it got cancelled and now she’s talking like someone who’s stared into the abyss.

Kory’s turn towards bleakness happens in the new Section 8 miniseries, Six-Pack and Dog-Welder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz, written by Garth Ennis with art by Russ Braun, John Kalisz and Pat Brosseau. She’s part of a girl’s night out meant to console Guts, the ambulatory pile of internal organs married to Bueno Excellente, adulterer and resident pervert of DC Comics’ grossest collection of superheroes.

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While Power Girl offers up relationship tips and Catwoman catcalls phallic demon Baytor, Starfire drones on in a bleak Lovecraftian monologue delivered through an empty smile.

Illustration for article titled Starfire Is Not Okay, Guysem/em
Illustration for article titled Starfire Is Not Okay, Guysem/em

Please, DC, get her on a team or something.

Illustration for article titled Starfire Is Not Okay, Guysem/em
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Video games. Comic books. Blackness.

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DISCUSSION

Maybe she is the only one who is okay. I mean, did you read what is happening in the rest of those panels? Clearly the writer is insane, and obviously the rest of us are too, now that we’ve read it. Starfire is starting to make sense to me by the end...