Dear DC Comics Editors,
In response to your new Catwoman and Starfire comics, I’m not going to rant like Comics Alliance (though you need to read that) or Andrew Wheeler (also an excellent read) or Ms. Snarky (you may want to take notes on that one.)
Instead I’m going to hand over my forum and let someone else speak for me. Pay attention, DC. To the left is my 7-year old daughter.
And for good measure, below is my 7-year old daughter as she falls asleep most nights, reading.
Both of the books she’s reading in the photos are yours, DC. And furthermore, she bought them both with HER money: her allowance, birthday and Christmas money. She gets at least one graphic novel and one book for major holidays. She buys superhero movies (we’ve managed to see all the major releases this year except Green Lantern and she’s loved them all.) She has a full-sized cardboard cut out of Spiderman guarding her bookshelf.
Most importantly? Starfire is her favorite hero.
So today I showed her your rebooted Starfire. She is not happy with you, DC. Here’s what she has to say.
Why do you like Starfire?She’s like me. She’s an alien new to the planet and maybe she doesn’t always say the right thing, or know the right thing to do. But she’s a good friend, and she helps people. She’s strong enough to fight the bad guys, even when they hurt her. Even her sister tried to kill her, but Starfire still fights for the good side. And she helps the other heroes, like Superboy and Robin and Raven. She’s smart too. And sometimes she gets mad, but that’s okay because it’s okay to get mad when people are being mean. And she’s pretty..
FANTASTIC interview. Even if you don’t read comics, I highly recommend that you read this. This little girl loves Starfire, and hates what DC has done to her favorite superhero.
love it—she’s into the starfire who fights for the good team and shows you can be a good friend, but the new one? “grown ups can wear what they want, but…she’s not doing anything but wearing a tiny bikini to get attention.”
obvs I think it’s fine for people to dress however to get whatever out of it if they want, also, but yeah. AWESOME KID