aaron_bourque (aaron_bourque) wrote,
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Girl Power (I'm So Sorry)

Supergirl

I loved the first issue of this title, but felt it went by really, really damn fast.

The next issues weren't quite as good, but serviceable.

So, this is simply an updated retelling of the classic Supergirl story: Kara Zor-El is Kal-El's cousin from Krypton, sent to Earth to help him. Only, like the immediate previous retelling of the story, she's his OLDER cousin, not his younger cousin, and remembers him as a baby. For some reason, she was in stasis during transit and didn't age, so when Superman shows up all grown man and everything, she's confused as hell . . . and doesn't believe he is who he says he is. That's a nice twist.

Also, when she shows up on earth, she has no idea she has powers and causes an international incident and gets found by pretty obviously evil super-science guy with plans for her. And is so obviously evil it makes my teeth hurt.

Other than the TOTALLY OBVIOUSLY EVIL guy, this has been an all right comic. Despite the whip-fast speed of the first issue, the pacing of the opening story has been kind of slow, though. Hopefully that'll pick up.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; and seriously, what the hell is up with her boots? I don't mind showing skin on a hero or heroine, but the knees? What the hell?
Tags: analysis, comic books, essays, the new 52
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