The comic looks questionable at best, and garbage at its worst.
Next month, the latest YA graphic novel from Mariko Tamaki (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, Wonder Woman) is coming out, and DC has officially dropped a trailer for the upcoming book, I Am Not Starfire.
This new comic book from author Mariko Tamaki and artist Yoshi Yoshitani introduces Mandy, the daughter of the iconic hero, Starfire. But where Starfire is known for her glowing personality, Mandy couldn’t be more different — she’s goth, jaded, and desperate to get out from under her mother’s shadow.
From author Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets) comes a story about Mandy, the daughter of super-famous superhero Starfire.
Seventeen-year-old Mandy, daughter of Starfire, is not like her mother. Starfire is gorgeous, tall, sparkly, and a hero. Mandy is not a sparkly superhero. Mandy has no powers. She’s a kid who dyes her hair black and hates everyone but her best friend, Lincoln. To Starfire, who is from another planet, Mandy seems like an alien, like some distant, angry, light-years away moon.
And ever since she walked out on her SATs, which her mom doesn’t know about, Mandy has been even more distant. Everyone thinks Mandy needs to go to college and become whoever you become at college, but Mandy has other plans. Or she did until she gets partnered with Claire, the person she intensely denies liking but definitely likes a lot, for a school project.
When someone from Starfire’s past arrives, Mandy must make a choice: give up before the battle has even begun, or step into the unknown and risk everything to save her mom. I am Not Starfire is a story about teenagers and/as aliens; about knowing where you come from and where you are going; and about mothers.