thats a fairly good idea, but the problem is identifying sexisum. for a start, i dont consider red hood to be sexist. starfire is a promisculous slut, yes, but it makes sense for her new characterisation- she was a political slave for a militant race, now she is free to make her own descions, her own choices. if she wants to dress like that and have uncondition sex, that is her own descion. she is also the one in controll- she is the one who suggests it, not roy, and in the aftermath scene she is shown to have been clearly on top. heck, starfire says as much in the comic- "i am free to do what i want when i want"
. if anything, it could be assumed sexist against men by implying that all men want sex.
however, thats my oppinion on a very subjective
matter- there are many people who will read it and think the point is that starfire is female, therefore only good for sex or something similar.
this handily covers up the real problem with red hood- good characterisation and background, applied to the wrong character. if lobdell (the writer) had used a new character instead of starfire (whom i rembere being a puppies-and-kittens-lets-all-be-friends type character from the cartoon), it might work better.
despite all this, i enjoyed the comic and will continue to follow it.
edited 2nd Oct '11 9:36:00 AM by TheoneandonlyJoseph