|Pre-Flashpoint Starfire, art by Michael Turner|
Back in October, we started polling our readers and asking who should be redesigned in an upcoming contest. Considering we'd not had a contest specifically featuring a female character since August's Wonder Woman contest, we asked readers to choose between Starfire, Phoneix, Marvel Girl, Witchblade, Red Sonja and Big Barda.
Almost immediately, Starfire took the lead, and she never looked back. Of the 135 votes cast, 55 -- 40% of the vote went to Starfire. Ms. Marvel came in second with 18% of the vote. With the poll not even being close, it's clear that fans feel Starfire's in dire need of a wardrobe overhaul. We concur.
Superhero of the Month and Girls Gone Geek are proud to present Starfire as February's redesign contest subject!
Like many comic characters, Starfire has many interpretations, from the innocent, fan-favorite Teen Titans incarnation, to the recent, highly sexualized (and controversial) New 52 reboot.
|Teen Titans' Starfire|
Starfire redesigns are due Wednesday, February 22 by 6:00 PM MST. As always, we'll be posting redesigns as they come in until the deadline.
Submissions can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, you should adhere to the submission guidelines, but I'm going to draw special attention to point #7:
This is a (relatively) family-friendly site, and viewers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Artwork should be PG-13-level, at most. Artwork containing nudity, harsh language, graphic violence, or something that may otherwise be viewed as offensive will be rejected.
|Starfire in the DCnU|
Considering Starfire's history -- past and present -- as something of a sex symbol in the DC Universe, I'd just like to gently remind you of Guideline #7. Make her sexy if that's your inspiration -- sexy is fine. But I'd suppose if your Starfire is something you'd not want your mother seeing, then you may want to revise her a bit. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email or tweet us, or leave a comment below.