Comic Review: Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1 (DC Comics)

Superwoman, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has found a place in outer space. And in DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1, she has her hands full. Superwoman has gotten away from […]

Superwoman, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has found a place in outer space. And in DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1, she has her hands full.

Superwoman has gotten away from the earth, escaped its politics and squabbles while looking for a good place to make her name. The moon! But then, a spaceship crashes and changes Superwoman’s carefully coordinated plans, and causes haywire, havok, and lots of shape-shifting….

Marguerite Bennett writes, and Margueritte Sauvage illustrates this tale of Two Graves. The main cover is by Paulina Ganucheau, with a superb variant cover by Alex Garner. Letters by Wes Abbott.

Perhaps in keeping with the intended audience for this title, it is less about darkness, terror and screaming, and more about the alien visitor’s shapeshifting tendencies, and ever-changing moods. Sauvage keeps the drawings clear, flowing, and easy to follow, and her colouring is ‘watercolour-like’ in its translucency and application. The figures are well-drawn, and the double-page spreads have a really good storytelling feel, while still staying “Super Dramatic”.

DC Future State Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1, $3.99 for 21 pages of content. Teen

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