Comic Review: Supergirl: Being Super #1 (DC Comics)

Kara Danvers knows she’s different, she knows she has ‘powers’, what she doesn’t know however is that she is Supergirl! Hitting puberty is difficult enough without the added complications of […]

Kara Danvers knows she’s different, she knows she has ‘powers’, what she doesn’t know however is that she is Supergirl!

Hitting puberty is difficult enough without the added complications of alien DNA. Kara doesn’t know where she is from or what she is, up til now it hasn’t bothered her, she has great parents and great friends and a generally normal life, yeah she can fly and lift tractors above her head while knocking out a text but apart from that pretty normal. It is all changing though and puberty is bringing a whole new set of superhero problems from falling ill for the first time ever to a supercharged zit

I love the characters in this book, kara herself is your typical American teen who just happens to be able to fly, her friends the athlete and the badass dyke and her parents especially her dad who doesn’t believe in birthdays really give off a feeling of family rather than a lone superhero. A few standout bits for me are popping the zit, the suspiciously supergirl-esque running outfit she wears at the end and of course the end, wow can’t wait to see what happens next.

As beginnings go I think even Kara Danvers would like this one

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement