Comic Review: Supergirl #1 (DC Comics)

As a kid, I never really dug the character of Supergirl. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t because I was a little boy and didn’t like girl super heroes (as […]

As a kid, I never really dug the character of Supergirl.

Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t because I was a little boy and didn’t like girl super heroes (as a matter of fact Invisible Woman was one of my all time favorites). Something about the character just seemed to be so “rehash.” As I saw it, she was basically just “Girl Superman” and I wasn’t a Superman fan. Flash forward to the premier of the current Supergirl TV series on the CW (then on CBS). I love the show! I now realize that Supergirl has heart. Something I never noticed in my young years.

Supergirl #1 totally delivers on this courageous, girl next door that I found so interesting in the new show. The issue is NOT in anyway a rip off or adaptation of the show. The story is unique and original from page one while still holding true to previous (and current) iterations of the character. Between this “Rebirth” title and the new show I feel like the character of Supergirl is in good hands.

Steve Orlando’s writing has humor and wit will not coming off as cheesy. Brian Ching’s art has a somewhat cartoony look but it is the perfect pairing with Orlando’s coming of age story. The twist at the end is enough to make me want to come back for more!

 

I’ll give this one 4 out of 5!

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