Thursday, January 12, 2012
Because You Demanded It! OK, nobody demanded this one but I thought it would be a fun match-up.
I've read some of the recent controversy with Starfire's behavior in the New 52 DCU, and while I like a lot of what DC has done lately, I think they dropped a ball a bit here. The Manga-esque Teen Titans cartoon was a hit and Starfire (albeit a younger version to skew towards the children's demographic) became quite popular with young girls. I think DC would have been better served trying to capture some of that audience when presenting her new adventures rather than to emphasize some of Starfire's more salacious traits, which only caters to the existing male readers.
ROM even makes mittens look cool... I wish the actual ROM too looked as badass as the comic version. I'm surprised we haven't seen a ROM revival by now, it seems like everything from the 80's has gotten a chance at a revamp.