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  • Starfire was a shortlived swashbuckling comic book series by DC in 1975. 1 / 11

  • Set in the future, Starfire was kept to be an alien general's concubine. She escaped. 2 / 11

  • She was rescued by a free human rebel who had to explain what freedom was. 3 / 11

  • He then trained her into becoming a great warrior (while they fell in love). 4 / 11

  • Tragically, her lover was captured and killed by the alien conquerors. 5 / 11

  • She challenged her old "master" to a duel to avenge her fallen love. 6 / 11

  • In a shock for a 1975 comic, she bested him and then KILLED her foe! 7 / 11

  • This shocked readers. They then looked to the cover and thought they knew the answer. 8 / 11

  • There was no Comics Code approval! This had to be because of the killing, right? 9 / 11

  • Wrong! In #3, the editor explained it WAS approved, the label was just dropped accidentally. 10 / 11

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