Darkseid's Couch
A Comic Book Podcast That's Sometimes About Comic Books

Ep.206 – Starriors No. 2 (1984)

Under Fire!

May 16, 2022

This time on the Couch: Mike, James, and Shée spend way too much time trying to pronounce Starriors no. 2! What options do you have when you toy line about a gang of indistinguishable robots with unclear motivations is too dumb and boring to get its own cartoon series? Why not try dumping it into the comic book industry instead and see if maybe those losers will gobble up the slop? Good hustle, but it turns out Marvel managed to do the impossible with Starriors: Insult the intelligence of pre-pubescent comic book fans in the 80s. The concept flamed out in a matter of months, and all we're left with is four issues of red robots fighting blue robots but also sometimes other red robots over who gets to control a wasteland planet that nobody should want in the first place. Ugh. Hey Marvel, you know what really would've jazzed this series up? Wolverine. It's pretty bad, bub!

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