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Supergirl #26 - Survivors
Following the stunning conclusion of “Krypton Returns,” Supergirl arrives back on Earth with a new mission and a clearer understanding of her place in the universe. But a striking new foe prepares to welcome Supergirl home: LOBO! What could the mysterious new character want from Supergirl? Find out as the hot new creative team of writer Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS) and artist Yildiray Cinar (EARTH 2) launch Supergirl into the next stage of her life in the DC Universe!
Ambushed by Lobo!
The Michael Alan Nelson era on Supergirl is over. The new creative team of writer Tony Bedard and artists Yildiray Cinar are on board. Bedard has gone out of his way to say that he wants to make Supergirl a likable character again, a hero. But we know that the 'Red Lantern' arc is just two months away.
It is in this tumult of change to the title that Supergirl #26 was released this week.
I have faith in Tony Bedard who seems to understand the spirit of the Supergirl. I don't know if I understand the Red Lantern idea. And unfortunately we will need to work through that storyline to see if Bedard means it when he says he wants to rehabilitate Kara.
One of the problems with Supergirl is that her character has been treated unevenly throughout the two years of the New 52. With different creative teams, Lobdell crossovers, and varying degrees of angst, it is hard to know who the 'real' Supergirl is. The last we saw her, in Krypton Returns, she was hugging Superman and apologizing for holding him at arm's length and then hearing Superman say that they needed to honor Superboy's sacrifice in the story.
In this story, Supergirl's emotional pendulum seems to have swung far away from anger. In this issue, Supergirl seems forlorn and depressed. There are lots of tears. At first, I thought that this seemed extreme. But on second reading, I think this was simply the wall of anger and angst that Supergirl has built around her finally crumbling under the weight of grief. And we also see some glimpses of maturity and growth in Kara, a welcome change from some of what we have seen recently.
As for the art, Mahmud Asrar is a hard act to follow but Cinar simply shines here. He has a nice smooth style and draws Supergirl wonderfully. His expressive work adds nicely to the words of the story as well. I am thrilled he is on the book.
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Images Unplugged Rating
Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 4
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - (Buy Supergirl) SAVE 10%
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