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‘Supergirl #36’ (review)

Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Eduardo Pansica
Published by DC Comics

 

Ever since Supergirl has come back to Earth a few issues ago, this comic book has been pretty decent.

I really have been enjoying this book a lot more since then. Andreyko is a pretty solid writer, and I like the direction that he is taking us. This has been pretty enjoyable overall, with a few caveats.

The issue starts off with Supergirl fighting some of Brainiac-1’s robots. It is a pretty crazy scene that is perfectly illustrated by Pansica. He does a great job getting this book off on the right note and it is pretty thrilling.

Supergirl then has a conversation with Brainiac-1. It is a pretty decent scene. Supergirl’s mind gets a little bit muddled.

Then, she hears an explosion. She races off to find out what it is. She then finds herself smack dab in the middle of the action from Batman/Superman #4, also out this week. And that is where I started to lose a bit of interest.

This is a complaint that I have had with the book in the last year. Supergirl just seems to get the scraps of other DC Comics. This story starts off interesting, but by the end becomes just another crossover. Supergirl becomes the Supergirl That Laughs.

And to be completely honest, it kind of rots.

Why? Because Supergirl deserves better than this. The creative team is very good. And I understand that crossovers are a part of this business. But Kara always seems like second fiddle whenever a crossover happens. It has just gotten a bit tiresome and felt abrupt this time around. Especially when the first few pages were really decent and their own cool story.

RATING: C+

 

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