Comic Review: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 (DC Comics)

From the creative, innovative mind of writer Tom King comes DC Comics’ eight-issue mini-series entitled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. Eisner-award winner Tom King brings his thoughtful take to Supergirl, who […]

From the creative, innovative mind of writer Tom King comes DC Comics’ eight-issue mini-series entitled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

Eisner-award winner Tom King brings his thoughtful take to Supergirl, who is, in a sense, a support character in her own first issue. The spotlight goes to a young woman seeking revenge for her father’s death at the hands of a killer named Krem of the Yellow Hills.

The story is filled with swordplay, wordplay, and fantasy, making this one a real departure from the typical ‘superhero fighting inside nebulas’ fare. It’s closer to Conan and Red Sonja in tone and majesty than a superhero comic. But that’s where the story gets interesting: the young woman is set on revenge but is a neophyte in the grand scheme of things. What can Supergirl do to help? The dialogue is really interesting too: the native language is formal and highly colourful.

Speaking of ‘highly colourful’, the art here is amazing. Bilquis Evely is the artist, with Matheus Lopes on colours. (Clayton Cowles is letterer) Inventive costumes, environments, creatures, all rendered with careful energy and lit in lush tones by natural and artificial lighting. There’s loads of character-rich entertainment, plus plenty of surprises and twists in this new mini-series. Pick up a copy ‘tomorrow’!!

DC Comics, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 (of 8), $4.99 for 25 pages of content. Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!