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‘Supergirl #23’ (review)

Written by Marc Andreyko
Illustrated by Kevin Maguire
Published by DC Comics


Well, this has been a nice surprise. This creative team has taken Supergirl and found a way to make her relate to the Bendis run on Superman currently going on. The results are excellent and the most solid I think this character has seen in quite awhile. I hope it continues to be this good.

In the opening scene, Kara finds out that the Guardians helped aid in the destruction of Krypton.

She is confused of what to do with this knowledge. It ends with her asking why this had to happen. Why did Krypton had to be the one that was destroyed?

Was there a plan or a higher purpose behind it all?

Andreyko asks the hard questions right out of the gate and isn’t afraid to push his audience.

Kara’s confrontation with the Guardians leaves her with having to face some familiar Green Lanterns. They spend the next couple of pages trying to capture her. They succeed. And then they fail. And then, they finally get their grip on her.

Or so they think.

See, Kara is a a lot more slippery than they know and she eventually gets away with Krypto, the Super-Dog. This leaves her to shoot out into the cosmos with destinations unknown. But she is determined to solve this mystery, come hell or high water. And nothing is going to stop her.

At the end, we do get a glimpse of a new adversary for her. Things look like they are going to heat up in the next issue. And I for one, can’t wait.

The art by Kevin Maguire is quite excellent. He is an odd fit for this book and that’s what makes it work. The expressions and body language for the characters are all excellent here. Hopefully, he and Andreyko have a have a long run on this title. It’s been an excellent ride these past few issues.



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