Issue by Issue – Starfire #2

Writer – David Michelinie
Artist – Mike Vosburg
Inker – Vince Colletta
Colours – Liz Berube

There is a castle under rule by the Mygorg race and every so often, they like to flex their muscles just a bit to show the human population there that they mean business, that they are the alphas and humanity is nothing. So it is that they are currently doing this to the castle’s custodian, assaulting his son Kyrse and it is here that Starfire and her band of men have arrived to continue their rebellion. Velg Lortman, father of Kyrse, is not happy to see them because he knows that once Starfire and her crew leave, the Mygorg will only return to make their lives even harder, if not outright killing some of them including his son. As it is, the Mygorg attack again and once more, Starfire and her men chase them off but even after having done so, the aliens are not content to just sit back and let someone challenge their rule. So it is that they hatch a plan to teach those inside a lesson, though given Starfire’s resourcefulness, the chances of it being successful are slim. David Michelinie with the help of Mike Vosburg and Vince Coletta serve up an action-packed second issue that hits all the right notes for a science-fiction/fantasy comic such as this. Starfire has come into her own since readers saw her last and enough so that men are willing to follow her into battle. Her skills have improved much and her bravery is something to behold. That being said, there is a lot to learn out in the big, wide world such as the politics of a given situation, in particular the situation she now finds herself in. While she might see it one way, there is not to say another that sees it differently and who in fact may very well be right. Michelinie also offers up a lot of new names in this book, some that may or may not play into future issues though if they do turn into supporting characters, having a little consistency would be nice. The artwork is strong, the story a lot of fun and it entertains from start to finish which is great making the second issue of Starfire a must-read.

4 out of 5

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