Supergirl #60 Quick Thoughts

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 along with Nick Spencer after this issue. The vibe was strongly reminiscent of Spencer’s Morning Glories.

The art was quite nice for the most part, better even than Supergirl #58. Very striking faces. Still, Chang has real issues with body proportions and an inability to draw adult woman who look older than 25. The elongated torso is back. *sigh*

The story’s compelling, but dark.

I’m intrigued by how much the story ties into what’s happening in JSA/Generation Lost/Power Girl. I read Power Girl immediately before this, and was surprised as heck that Cadmus is going to be part of the storyline here too. There’s even a reference to a “supertown” outside Washington, D.C., which I only know from reading this week’s Comic Shop News is a thing happening in JSA. It’s unheard of for Supergirl to tie into JSA. It’s neat but kind of weird!

I’m working on reviews of the last three issues of Supergirl right now, so I hope to have those up before posting a proper review of this issue. It’s…interesting, I’ll give it that. I’d be a lot more worried if this were the permanent creative team.

Michelle Bacon

Michelle loves comics and code. A lifelong Superfamily fan, she's been collecting comics for 20 years, and running Supergirl: Maid of Might since 2000.

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