You cannot have the story of Star Butterfly without its bittersweet tale of heartbreak, betrayal, confusion, and disappointment. At the very least there is a silver lining and a soulful sweetness that made Between Friends one of the only good things to come out of her show.
The real Star in the TV series is a self absorbed feminist wannabe. Area's Star actually cares about Marco beyond a physical attraction like Star has for Marco's abs. TV Star has no substance, just like her creator Daron Nefcy.
As St. John of the Cross once said,>"Where there is no love, put love, and you will draw out love."
The very epitome of Starco's image as a cute and wholesome ship is no better personified than in Area's comic, creating an interpretation of the character that trumps canon and creates something beautiful where canon has failed to.