Batgirl Annual #1 review

Everything old is new again as Batgirl and Supergirl meet for the first time. The occasion is a visit to Project Cadmus, to find a psychic who’s pleading with Kara for help.  I like that Babs is as cynical as me about the obviousness of the trap Kara is being dragged into. Actually, ‘cynical’ is […]

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Supergirl #7 review

The big opening epic is over so Kara has some downtime. When you’re Supergirl, mind, downtime means trying to help one of your former antagonists. Namely Lar-On, the werewolf from Krypton. He’s in stasis after Supergirl stopped his dangerous rampage, triggered by his escaping the Phantom Zone, into which he’d been projected by Kara’s father, […]

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Supergirl #4 review

The citizens of Argo City are invading Earth and National City is the beachhead. Supergirl isn’t there to defend, she’s on the reborn Argo City created by her father, Zor-El, the Cyborg Superman. Kara has been caged while her birth mother Alura – or rather, a robo-zombie corpse with a twisted version of her personality […]

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Supergirl #3 review

The Cyborg-Superman claims he’s revived Argo City, far out in space. Supergirl knows he’s a killer robot, but also that he commands amazing technology. And he’s convinced her that he’s a transformed version of her father, Zor-El. She has to check his story out. But rather than fly off half cocked, she talks to her […]

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Supergirl #2 review

Supergirl has fought the Cyborg Superman previously, but now things are different. He’s claiming to be her father Zor-El, whom she believes is dead. He wants to talk to her about raising her lost home, Argo City, to life again, but very soon they’re fighting, and ‘Cyborg Superman’ blows up.  Leaving the mystery to percolate, […]

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Supergirl #1 review

Finally, Supergirl has her own ongoing book again. And it’s very, very good. Not perfect, but Steve Orlando’s run on Midnighter proved him to be a smart writer, great with characterisation and longterm plotting, so I’m optimistic.  The issue opens with an All-Star Superman-style recap of Kara’s origin before we meet her today, flying over […]

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