Next summer, New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki is teaming up with talented artist Yoshi Yoshitani to debut I Am Not Starfire, an original young adult (YA) graphic novel that follows Mandy, the daughter of Starfire, as she navigates the highs and lows of high school along with the pressure of having a DC Super Hero for a mom.
Mariko said, “I wanted to work on a book about finding power in what you are (versus focusing on what you aren’t)." Which got us thinking about our favorite DC characters and their powerless loved ones. Relationships like:
Superman & Lois Lane - Who, only recently, are seen more as equals with Supes not having to rescue Lois every 5 minutes
Wonder Woman & Steve Trevor - They’ve been equals from the beginning, for the most part, although WW is known to be a little protective
Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn - Complete equals. Both are seen as equal supervillains in their own right as well, even though Harley’s only “superpower” is pure insanity