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anonymous asked:

Hey Im new to comics and I have some interest on reading about Starfire ,is there any recommendations on where to start? Ive also seen in another post that you said that she's a subversion to the born sexy yesterday trope, may I ask how?

Hi, there! I have a ton of recommendations for Starfire reading and I have a rec list right here but I’ll give you some of my favorites with an explanation to go along with them:

  • New Teen Titans v1 and v2
    • these comics are where she comes from (her technical first appearance was in DC Comics Presents #26 but you don’t need to read that to really get a feel for her) and I think because they’re written by her creator they’re some of the most reliable (and interesting) comics to read
    • my personal favorites: v1 #1-3, #6, #22-26 ( + annual 1 because it fits right after #24), #28, #31-33. v2 #6, #22, #23, #26, #27, #39.
  • Tales of the New Teen Titans #4
    • this is where Wolfman solidifies her backstory and it’s well worth reading because of that 
  • Teen Titans Spotlight #19
    • you get a really sweet look at Kory’s friendship with Harbinger and she’s just generally so cute in it that I can’t leave it out
  • New Titans v1
    • This is overall a very bad volume and you don’t need to read most of it but she gets married and I love him so it’s worth it
    • #127-130
    • Annual 6 because it’s Tamaran centric (read before you read #127-#130)
  • Titans v1 (surprise! I hate this volume but there’s a handful of issues I like)
    • #47-50 
  • Teen Titans v3
    • #1-20 
    • it’s not the best series for her character for a small list of reasons but I love the way she looks drawn by Mike McKone (muscles fOR DAYS) and modern comics acknowledging her friendship with Vic is my Kink 
  • I’m leaving Outsiders out of this because I don’t like how Judd Winick wrote her (he wrote her in Titans v2 as well but I’m not reccing from the part of the volume he wrote)
  • Titans v2
    • #21
    • that’s it
    • that’s the only issue I like

As for Kory being a subversion of Born Sexy Yesterday - her original iteration is a beautiful princess from another planet that comes to Earth not knowing any of the languages or the cultures and as the video essay elaborates on, Born Sexy Yesterday often creates female characters who are full grown women that are beautiful and sexy but so naive about the world that they act like children and require men to teach them the ways of the world. Kory takes this trope and kicks it into the upper atmosphere - aside from one or two scenes that come to mind but I’m in a bit of a block right now and I’m having a hard time elaborating - because while she comes to Earth ignorant of its customs, languages, and history, she’s never treated (by the writers) as someone who actually needed to be taught how to function in society and she makes it very clear that she’s no idiot:

She’s also incredibly aware of how she looks, which Born Sexy Yesterday characters usually aren’t. Being unaware of your own beauty is something that men seem to like and she doesn’t play into that concept at all, which is something I absolutely love: 

This isn’t a super in-depth analysis but I hope that I gave you a good idea of why she subverts that trope so beautifully.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Youre my favourite Titans blog so Im asking you: could you recommend some good comics with Joey Wilson/Jericho? I know hes not one of the most popular Titans but Im interested in him!

I love Joey. I wish I had more of him on my dash. Also I’m so glad you consider me your favorite Titans blog! tbh that’s what I aim for and that means a lot! And now, without further ado……

Tales of the Teen Titans



Annual #3





Teen Titans Spotlight


New Teen Titans v2


Annual #1










Annual #3


New Titans






~casually skips that period when Jericho turns evil~ 

Teen Titans v3





Nightwing v2 #106, Omega Men #35

Reasons why Princess Koriand’r is extremely inspiring and why you should love her:

  • Spent close to 5 years enslaved and continued to have an optimistic outlook on life
  • Was abused by her older sister and continued to have some of the strongest will power I’ve seen exhibited (green lantern material hell yeah)
  • She’s a free spirit who doesn’t believe in inhibitions
    • she’s actually a very feminist character
    • Kory didn’t understand the taboos of American culture when she got here because she was used to speaking her mind and being free with her body 
  • Kory absolutely never lost the will to fight for herself or others after being experimented on and sexually abused and I find that really important
  • Her planet exploded (New Titans #128, you should check it out) and she continued to be optimistic and led her people to a new planet
  • In Teen Titans Spotlight she was framed for killing someone and isolated herself on a mountain top because she felt so guilty (Teen Titans Spotlight #2 if anyone’s interested)
  • She was a mentor for the Teen Titans in Teen Titans v3 and advocated that the choices they make for themselves have value and that’s important for teenagers to hear (it was important for tiny me to hear honestly)
  • Kory has a beautiful soul pls stop hating her for no reason
  • The New Teen Titans v1: #1-3, #5, #8, #16, #19, #22-26, #28, Annual #1
  • The Tales of the New Teen Titans #4
  • Tales of the Teen Titans #41-58
  • New Teen Titans v2: #6-9, #10, #12, #13-19, #22 & 23, #26 & 27, #31-33, #36 & 37, #39, #46, 
  • Teen Titans Spotlight: #1 & 2, #15, #19
  • Omega Men v1: #33-35
  • Cosmic Odyssey #1-4
  • New Titans v1: #85, 97-114, 127-130, Annual #6
  • Titans Sell-Out Special
  • The Darkstars: #26 & 27
  • JLA/Titans
  • Titans v1: #1-4, #12, #14, #17-19, #47-50
  • Teen Titans v3: #1-20, 22-25, 28, 29, 32, 45, 50, 68, 70, 75, 78  
  • Outsiders v3: #16-32
  • 52: #3-5, 7-9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 28, 31-33, 35-37, 41, 47, 51, 52
  • Countdown to Adventure
  • Titans v2: #1-5, #11, #16, #21 & 22
  • Blackest Night: Titans: #1-3
  • Last Days of Animal Man: #2-6
  • Justice League of America: v2 #41-43
  • R.E.B.E.L.S.: #15-28 

Where to start reading Starfire?

Let’s start with her first appearance in DC Comics Present #26

  • The New Teen Titans v1 #1-40 (especially #1-3, 16-17, 23-25)
  • Tales of the New Teen Titans mini series #1-4
  • The New Teen Titans Annual #1
  • Tales of the Teen Titans #41-58
  • New Teen Titans v2 (especially 10-11, 15-18, 22-23, 26, 34, 39)
  • New Titans #50-130 (especially #85, 97-100, 114, 127-130)
  • Teen Titans Spotlight #1-2, 15-17, 19
  • The New Titans Annual #6
  • Showcase ‘94 #11 (read after New Titans #114, then continue on Darkstars #26-27)
  • JLA/Titans
  • Titans v1 (especially #1-2, 12, 17-19)
  • Teen Titans v3 #1-25
  • Outsiders v3 #16-32
  • Gotham Central #34
  • 52 (especially #7, 41)
  • Rann-Thanagar Holy War Infinite Crisis Special
  • Countdown to Adventure
  • Titans v2 (especially #1-4)
  • Blackest Night: Titans
  • Last Days of Animal Man #2-6
  • Justice League of America v2 #41-43
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #15-28
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • Secret Origins #2 (nu52 origin)

If you think I missed something let me know :)

anonymous asked:

is there any particular comic book arc that you'd like to see turned into an animated movie/focused on in a cartoon series?

Movie: Batgirl: Year One

TV Show: Dixon Nightwing run

Movie: No Man’s Land (Broken up into three Parts to spotlight Huntress, Cass, and Oracle to different degrees)

TV Show: Dick as Batman, Damian as Robin, Cass as Black Bat, Steph as Batgirl, Babs as Oracle, Tim as Red Robin, Jason as occasional antagonist / Red Hood (Also featuring Harper Row)

Movie: Arrow Fam in Star City (Featuring Ollie, Dinah, Roy, Connor and Mia)

Movie: Teen Titans: Year One (Spotlight on Dick, Donna, Garth, Roy, Donna, Wally, and Donna)

TV Show: Teen Titans Vol 3 (Starring Tim, Rose, Conner, Bart, Cassie, and Eddie to give the new generation a chance. Cameos from the older Titans like Nightwing, Starfire, Donna, Victor, etc))

Movie: Wally West as Flash (Spotlight on Wally, Linda, Irey and Jai)

TV Show: Birds of Prey (Featuring Babs, Dinah, Helena and Zinda with cameos from Gotham and Star City and occasional JL crossovers to save the world)

Movie: Wonderfam (Featuring Diana, Donna and Cassie)

teen titans spotlight cyborg


Okay, so today I bought a comic (I actually bought 4, but three of them are new ones, this one is from the 80s). It’s this:

I kept seeing it every time I went there and kept thinking “maybe I should buy this” but I never did because I don’t know.

But like, Beast Boy is up there all cute and little and saying “Buy me, Hannah, buy me!”

So I did. 

Anyway, it’s about Vic and also about Gar and it’s really cute so I’m gonna share some parts with you. 

Read more plz.

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