From the new issue of Starfire by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Lupacchino, comes a look at bar etiquette, when you are a six foot, buxom, orange skinned alien with fiery hair, exposed skin and a winning smile.
Notice some equal opportunity drinks-buying there though, irrespective of age, race or gender. Or, at the far right, species.
I mean, I suppose Starfire is another species from everyone at that bar so, why not?
You know, Starfire is probably not the only alien visiting our shores who could have a sit down talk about not putting themselves out quite so much. After all, J’onn J’onnz seems to be a Martian Manhunter who can’t say no. At least Starfire is showing more restraint than he is. Is this a basic common sense talking to or is there a soupcon of slut-shaming? And if so, couldn’t a little of it be reflected back at the guys, gals and cat at the bar instead of forced upon Starfire?
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, with a Jay Faeber signing today, and a Doctor Who signing all day on Saturday – like a mini-Doctor Who convention.