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Saturday, May 21, 2011

STARFIRE by David Cutler


I have to confess, though part of me always wanted to like her, Starfire isn't exactly among my favorite characters. For starters, her hair turns into fire--that has to smell terrible. More than that, something about her (that something being everything) makes me think of a sort of monster you'd have nightmares about after staying up all night watching too much porn.

Initially I spent too much time trying to downplay those aspects of the character. But when I gave up and embraced it, I came to appreciate her bizarre fetishy uniqueness a bit more. Tons of characters are equally as pandery, they just make more of an effort to hide it. But not Starfire--there're no pretenses here. I guess in the end, some super-heroines are Wonder Woman, and some are metal-haired, spray-tanned pornstars from outer space.

-David

3 comments:

taterpie said...

And wholly defined by her relationship to one guy, to boot. Zzzz.

taterpie said...

Oops, meant to add that the art looks fabulous though! Nice work.

David J. Cutler said...

Thanks :)