Hello members of the @CharactersOfDC and welcome to C of DC’S June session and our second annual Pride Month offering. This month we will be talking and reading about a fan favorite member of the Teen Titans who has also had quite the amount of screen time across various tv series and movies. I am speaking of course of the Princess of Tamaran herself, Koriand’r better known as Starfire. We will be taking a look not only at stories spanning decades here but also her TV and animated appearences.
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Some Basic Character Information
Creators: Marv Wolf man & George Perez
First Appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980)
Now this month I’m going to try something a little bit different then in previous months. I would like to experiment with a Fan Favorite Story that we will cover in the final week of this session. Let me know via messaging what story (Title & Issue Numbers) you would like to see covered.
Other than that I will be posting each weekly session for the month below every Sunday beginning Sunday June 5th.
July: Third Annual Villains Month Featuring Death stroke!
I first encountered Starfire in the New Teen Titans, which is still my favorite team book ever. I loved her relationship with Robin and then Nightwing. Her friendship with Wonder Girl was also well done.
I first met Starfire as a kid watching Teen Titans on Cartoon Network. I quickly fell in love with the Teen Titans and started reading their comics, which I still read to this day.
I think my favorite version of Starfire though is the one we meet in Justice League vs. Teen Titans. I feel like Starfire is always shown as this sweet naive girl, and in reality, she is tough and a bad ass. We get to see that tougher side of her with leading the team and even messing with Nightwing a bit.
I have actually never read this particular story before. It was nice to see Starfire in action. I don’t remember anything about her not needing to breathe oxygen in any other stories. I can see this story getting people interested in the upcoming Titans comic.
For Week Two I thought we’d talk about everyone’s favorite Starfire TV appearance. She has had so many with the most recognized probably being the Teen Titans cartoon that aired during the early 2000s.
So which of Starfire’s tv appearances did you like best and why?
I think I’m split between the Teen Titans Animated Show, and the Starfire of Justice League vs Teen Titans and Teen Titans Judas Contract.
The Teen Titans Animated Series is how I met Starfire. I liked her bubbly innocent character who just wanted to see the good in the world, despite the fact that as heroes, they saw a lot of bad.
I really like the Starfire of the Teen Titans DC Animated Universe though because she is the most similar to her comic self. She’s sweet, bubbly, but she’s lived a hard life before coming to earth. She has this toughness about her that I feel let’s her do her job better. Let’s her help take care of young heroes (like we saw in the 2003 Teen Titans comic run). I also just love how much she teases Dick in these movies, which I feel like is a nice change of pace from her always chasing after him.
Which is a good ole fashioned origin story. Who doesn’t love those?
In both cases I would like to ask what it was that you learned about Starfire by reading these two stories?
And that’s it for this month. Remember that July brings us to our Annual Villains Month and this year we are continuing a bit on this Teen Titans track with a villain who has long been a thorn in the side of the young heroes. Of course I’m talking about Deathstroke! Hope to see you there on July 5th.