Supergirl #17 review

You wait ages for a great Wonder Woman story to come along … and it shows up in Supergirl. Still, I’ve stopped expecting Kara to get a fair crack of the whip in the H’el on Earth crossover. She does get a fair crack of Diana’s magic lasso, as Wonder Woman fights to convince Kara […]

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Supergirl #16 review

We’re still in the Superman Family’s H’el on Earth crossover, with the Flash trying to rescue Supergirl from the influence of creepy Kryptonian H’el. Kara, though, doesn’t believe she needs rescuing. She’s bought H’el’s claims that together they can go back in time and rescue her homeworld and thinks that Superman is having his Justice […]

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Supergirl #14 review

In Superman #13, Supergirl was furious to find Kal-El putting down a Kryptonian dragon. Sure, it had been attacking Earth, but so far as Kara’s concerned, anything Kryptonian is sacrosanct. This issue, the start of the H’El on Earth crossover between Supergirl, Superboy and Superman, begins with the Super-Cousins watching a post mortem on the […]

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Supergirl #0 review

Of all the DC Zero Month titles I’ve read so far, none gives up as many secrets as this issue. More than just a story set Before the New 52, it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of mysteries for Supergirl readers. Here we learn the disturbing details of Kara’s departure from the planet Krypton; […]

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Batman #11 review

It’s Batman vs Owlman in the finale to the Court of Owls storyline. Lincoln March, now claiming to be Thomas Wayne Jr, snares Batman and drags him into the sky to show off his version of Gotham – a twisted reflection of the one Bruce Wayne knows. Batman takes a fair few knocks, but finally […]

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Batman #10 review

Batman confronts the Court of Owls, but its members have confronted their own mortality – rather than face the judgment of Batman, they’ve taken their own lives. With a big dollop of ‘apparently’. Batman follows the clues, and his gut instincts, to Willowwood, an old Gotham hospital for kids with mental problems, where he finds […]

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Batman #9 review

Back in the Silver Age, Batman had a suit for every occasion: undersea action, jungle japes, cold capers … he had it covered. And there’s a callback to the old days here, as Batman turns to his 21st-century ‘war suit’ to fight off the Court of Owls’ army of Talons as they invade his cave. […]

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Supergirl #8 review

It’s been one fight after another since Supergirl arrived on Earth, but this issue she gets some time to breathe, to relax. Not much, and she first has to evade the military who confuse her with the Warkillers she fought last month, but still, any downtime is good. And it’s downtime in the company of […]

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Supergirl #6 review

And this is where it all comes together. For five issues we’ve seen Kara Zor-El struggling to come to terms with being a stranger on a very strange world and the idea that her planet – her family, her friends – is lost. But this issue sees Kara accept the truth of her losses and […]

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Supergirl #1 review

Meet Supergirl. She’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman – and none of his affection for the people of Earth. So don’t piss her off! That’s the solicitation from DC Comics that’s had me worried for the last couple of months. We had the moody, unpredictable Kara a few […]

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