I can here you now, “You’re reviewing an eight page preview comic? You’re getting really lazy. You just hate writing synopses.” First, kudos to you for knowing that “synopses” is the correct plural of synopsis. Second, yes writing the synopsis for a Review of Old Comics is the hardest part of writing this column. That
The big release this month, at least where comics are concerned, was the launch of DC Universe. DC Universe is a streaming service hyped for its inclusion of lots of television and movies. Also included is a fair library of DC comic books going back to Action Comics #1. I like this inclusion, and it's one reason that I will most likely keep the service. There are a lot of holes, such as a dearth of Legion of Super-Heroes comics, and there's no efficient way to browse the titles available on my TV. On my phone I can see all of the available titles. Given that it just launched, I'm not terribly concerned. I trust that they will improve it. There are some gems, like both Prez series, including the excellent 2015 series by Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell. Naturally, it looks very Batman heavy right now, but with the new Titans television series set to debut soon, there are a lot of issues of Teen Titans available, including the first year of the landmark New Teen Titans series by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. I wanted to go into this early period for the series, as it was at a point in George Pérez's development as an artist that the hallmarks of his style were developing. It's also good to get a look at a team that wasn't yet familiar with each other in the manner that has come to define the team. I also decided to look at an issue I have never read., since it's usually priced out of my reach. It's the first appearance of Deathstroke, the Terminator.
There was a lot of criticism to the New 52 version of Starfire. Recently, the character has seen a little redemption thanks to a new series by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Emanuela Lupacchino. Given that the character has a high profile from her inclusion the animated versions of Teen Titans, it seemed like a re-visit was due to see if the character has been redeemed by her current series enough to be an entry point for younger fans more familiar with her animated counterpart.
I am old enough to remember Marv Wolfman and George Pérez's New Teen Titans, and one of the things I remember was at the wedding of Donna Troy, several women were talking about all of the men drooling over Starfire, and remarking out how they wanted to hate her, but couldn't because she's so darn nice. That's how I remember Starfire, which what made me so disappointed in DC's treatment of her over the years, culminating in her depiction in Red Hood and the Outlaws as "Nympho From Another Planet."
The Toychest (Diamond Comics) posted some new images of the upcoming DC Comics Starfire Bishoujo statue. This one I cannot wait for and I urge all of you guys to preorder this one. Check out the images below and once she is released look for an official photo shoot from Needless Essentials Online. Created by
This one was a surprise at Toy Fair and Kotobukiya decided to release some official images of this upcoming Bishoujo Statue. Fans are definitively excited for this release and it’s easy to see why. Even if you saw our images from the show, take a gander at these as well.