Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Writer: Steve Orlando
Artists: Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh
Price: $2.99

Here’s Daddy

Zor-El hovers over his most hated adversary, Jeremiah Danvers. In his distorted view of truth Zor-El sees this man as the one who took his daughter away. Jeremiah isn’t the only one in trouble, as the rest of National City are struggling against their own cyborg nutcases. Trying to save her Earth home from Zor-El’s twisted attempt to recreate Argo City, Supergirl swoops in to join the fight. Knowing Cat Grant is a tough ally, Supergirl heads to Catco to devise a plan.  Man this girl can be a million places at once! In a Flash (no-pun intended) Supergirl arrives just in time to help her Earth father against her bio dad. Talk about daddy issues. Slapping Zor-El in the face with some truth, Supergirl reveals what she thinks his real reason for being here are. Anger, resentment, shame for his lack of fatherhood in Kara’s life. He doesn’t take this revelation very well. A hard choice, but Kara knows who her true family is, and she’s willing to take down Zor-El to protect them.

We got Company

In the meantime, Kara’s Earth mother his headed back, and she’s not alone. A city of cyborg Kryptonians are following her to earth and it doesn’t look good. Not knowing what is coming Supergirl desperately tries to protect the people of National City. Flying faster that a bullet she attempts to continuously save people from the cyborgs’ destructive overtaking. Crashing buildings, shattered glass, a father hell bent on death, things couldn’t get worse could they? That is until Kara looks to the sky and sees an ominous shadow emerge. The Kryptonians are here, now the real fight will take place.

The Confessional

I have been off and on with this book it its 5 issue run. This particular issue was definitely a redeemer for me though. Don’t shame me, but I got introduced to Supergirl through the CW show. First impressions are lasting so I think that’s why adjusting to this version of Supergirl was taking a little longer. I do love the teenager aspect of it. I remember what it was like to be sixteen and finding who you are, all while being angsty and having lots of attitude. On this level, Supergirl is really relatable and calls out to the younger generation. I think the writers are starting to find their flow with this book, and I can see really cool things coming ahead for her. The art is really stylized and cartoonish, which I actually love for this hero. I’m always behind a strong female lead and I am really hoping this book does justice to who Supergirl is. So far I think they are doing pretty well with it.

 Blessing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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