This was a super fun issue and a definite “buy it!” Setting Supergirl on a college campus worked better than I expected.
When I saw the way Supergirl was drawn in this story I almost decided not to get this book. The story has some serious problems that keep it from being as enjoyable as it could have been.
My decision to drop the book didn’t last very long :) I love the character too much, and I was extremely curious about what would happen next. Quick thoughts: I’m hoping that the bits I disliked (dialogue like “didn’t ask, don’t tell”, 2-D spoiled rich kid villains/flunkies, unsavory male POV of female characters) will disappear… Read More »
I continue to enjoy the Bizarro story tremendously. It’s got bizarro humor, poignant moments between super cousins, giant space insects, and an exploding cubic planet only our hero can save!
Supergirl #55 was a super fun time! Silver Age zaniness, lessons learned from a twisted version of Supergirl, movement on the Cat Grant front, X-ray vision used as intended, impulse issues, and a parting shot of Supergirl commandeering a spaceship to travel to Bizarro World.
When Jimmy “Turtle Boy” Olson is doing a better job at heroing than the star, things are bad! Also, I want to give BizarroGirl a hug. But she’d probably hate that.
After the end of the long New Krypton crossover, Supergirl #53 continues the story that Sterling Gates began setting up way back in Supergirl #34 with the introduction of the Linda Lang secret identity. I was very eager to move on from War of the Supermen, but I couldn’t imagine how Supergirl would go on after such devastation.
This issue starts off really well with a tension-building scene. A group science guild children have escaped the devastating attack underway on Kandor, their teachers trying to keep them from realizing what’s happening. But these children have superpowers, and superhearing… One cute little girl removes her headgear to tell them that she can hear the people screaming :(