|I notice folks online and off, referring to Animal Man's interaction with Starfire as proving him, as Comic Book Resources has it, 'stupid.'|
It didn't it me the first time, but after noting others commenting,and upon rereading (all issues thus far), I realized Buddy's just being Buddy, that is, a decent, sane, functional human being. And Starfire likes to get as naked as plausible for reasons that have nothing to do with pandering to a presumed audience oggling every panel she appears in.
What do people think? Did you read it and think they should be doing more than just talking, or did you enjoy the fact they're stuck on some bizarre paradisical planet and going about their business, Adam being heroic, Starfire being naked, and Animal Man being, well, conversational?
Should he have been stunned and tracing every external aspect of her? Should he have been offended and torn her head off? Should everyone forget their significant others and various vows for a nonstop surge of physical exploration?
Seriously, listening to fanboys in-shop, over this, the Powergirl 'everybody looks even though it's just a hole strategically placed over my absurd teats and has nothing to do with trying to draw attention' bits in various Johns works of late, and the whole Batwoman thing (still holding out for a Bruce-reveal, personally - against all likelihood), has done more to annoy me than all of Vicky Vale's undergarments combined. Am I just being prudish and perhaps hypocritical?