My whole rant is based off of this article and the tons of comments I hear about Red Hood and the Outlaws.
Just getting a bit agitated with it.
Now, some people may agree with how Starfire (Koriand'r) is being interpreted in Red Hood and the Outlaws. I, on the other hand, have a very different view of how she has been interpreted in the new comic. I do understand the kid's point of view, truly I do, but, I also understand the HISTORY that goes along with Starfire as well. As a Tamaran princess, she was used as a bargaining piece to obtain peace. Her sister, Blackfire (Komand'r), gave detailed information to their enemies of which resulted in Koriand'r being sold into slavery, where she was tortured and raped. I can imagine that isn't fun to grow up in, and I'm sure as hell that you wouldn't come out thinking that it's happy sunshine and rainbows all around the universe.
I only think that the reason she did good for so long was because she was influenced by those she constantly hung around (i.e. the Teen Titans, Animal Man, etc
). Although I'm finicky about how they explained her amnesia of her previous adventures, I only have that to base this whole rant on, I suppose.
But, my main point is, that Red Hood and the Outlaws is rated "T" for a reason. It is not for a 7-year-old CHILD. Plus, think about the characters that are mainly featured in the actual comic:
Red Hood(Robin II), Jason Todd. Think about his history. He's the most screwed over Robin. Plus, the guy came back from the dead through the use of the Lazarus Pit, which Ra's himself is lead to believe that his mental instability was caused by that. Let's not forget that Jason has always been an anti-hero, asides from his days as Robin but even that is tainted by his upbringing in the streets. He's never been portrayed as someone who strays away from killing someone. He's Bruce Wayne without the fear of using lethal force, mainly in the form of a gun. We also don't even know how long Starfire has been with Jason in the comic since it's only issue #1.
Aresenal(Red Arrow, Speedy I), Roy Harper. Do I really have to say more? He is perhaps one of the most screwed over heroes in all of DC. When he was first in the Teen Titans, he became a heroin junkie, then got kicked out onto the streets by Oliver Queen (Green Arrow, his foster father). He got better with the help of Dinah Lance(Black Canary), but he went undercover and did the nasty with Cheshire, an assassin. Don't know too much about her, but they have a daughter, Lian Harper. Lian is killed due to a building coming down on her, which ultimately crushes Roy again, bringing him right back to what he was, if not worse because of the grief. Roy has a lot more history, but I've filled in enough.
It is going to be a more risque comic, there's no doubt about it. So I think, maybe DC should raise the rating if it's going to be that much of an issue for parents to get it through their heads that you don't let a child, who only is in first or second grade, read a comic meant for teenagers. Or maybe, I don't know, RESEARCH the material before you start this whole fiasco.
Easier said than done with the new stuff, but my point still stands.
If I have any wrong information, PLEASE make mention of it. I don't like to be inaccurate nor do I like to make opinions I can't back up.