Starfire was a shortlived swashbuckling comic book series by DC in 1975.
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Set in the future, Starfire was kept to be an alien general's concubine. She escaped.
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She was rescued by a free human rebel who had to explain what freedom was.
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He then trained her into becoming a great warrior (while they fell in love).
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Tragically, her lover was captured and killed by the alien conquerors.
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She challenged her old "master" to a duel to avenge her fallen love.
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In a shock for a 1975 comic, she bested him and then KILLED her foe!
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This shocked readers. They then looked to the cover and thought they knew the answer.
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There was no Comics Code approval! This had to be because of the killing, right?
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Wrong! In #3, the editor explained it WAS approved, the label was just dropped accidentally.
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