Artists: Matias Bergara
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Supergirl to the Rescue
Supergirl is helping Dr. Veritas find a cure for a recent captured Kryptonian monster. A man named Lar-on that transforms into a werewolf type creature. Supergirl must venture into the beast’s mind to try and help with his condition. A dangerous mission since this man was so bad he was at one point vanished into the Phantom Zone. Inside his mind Supergirl is able to see the root of the problem. To her surprise a young Lar-on is trapped in his own personal hell. Supergirl is able to help him reconcile and with that he can finally be healed. After this is done Supergirl takes a moment to mourn her lost city and her mother. Then from the sky above Superman descends down.
First off what a cool freaking cover, it’s so great I’d print it and hang on my wall. This is the beginning of a new arc, but even with it being new the intro was very confusing and choppy. You’re just kind of thrown into a new story without any proper introduction to the plot or new characters. But once the story gets rolling, I really started to enjoy it. I have a soft spot for those classical monsters, so seeing a similar one in this book really grabbed my attention. This book took a sci-fi twist on Supergirl and it worked really well. She’s a hero in every sense of the word. I really loved the art. Simplistic lines are able to draw out attractive features and doesn’t lose any depth to the characters, darker tones help set the dire situation that Supergirl is in. Bergara is able to transfigure Supergirl through different levels of Lar-on imagination flawlessly. This short story had a very sweet conclusion and you couldn’t help but smile. So thank you for that Steve Orlando. I am excited that Superman is entering the picture. This book has probably been the biggest pleasant surprise of Rebirth.
High Blessing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ 6/10
Ariel DuPey | NCR