Edit 10/7/11: Added a pro-Starfire article.
I seem to have a one track mind this week when it comes to a certain DC Comic. Red Hood and the Outlaws is not a book for everyone. It’s definitely got that “love it/hate it” vibe that’s causing a stir whether people have read the book or not.
Unfortunately, the cries of the ‘hate it’ seem to be overwhelming and completely aimed at Starfire, despite the book being not only part of the Batman family, but about Jason Todd. People defending the book or pointing out it could be interpreted in other ways (like my own article) are instantly being attacked as ‘missing the point’ and ‘sexist.’ (Granted, the anger does go both ways – I’ve heard some not so great insulting stuff from my ‘side’ as well. >_<) It’s rather harsh territory where no one wins.
It makes you start to feel alone when you sit there liking the book for what it is, and the potential of more to come. Since negative reviews are insanely easy to find thanks to certain articles, I’ve decided to gather up some positive reviews for the book series. You know, just to prove that opinions and tastes with comics vary and all that fun stuff.
If you see one I’m missing, drop a link in the comments or @greyliliy me on Twitter and I’ll add it. :)
General Book Reviews:
Gotham Spoilers: Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 (4/5) – Contains full issue summary in addition to review.
Related Pro-Starfire Reviews: