A Different Corner Of DC Cosmic Lore In Supergirl #26

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Supergirl has been captured by Harry Hokum and the Citadel. She is without the yellow solar radiation that gives her powers, so she is at the Citadel’s mercy until she finds an opportunity to escape. Hokum has already harvested her Kryptonian cells, and he tosses Kara onto a mining world to work as a slave. Meanwhile, Z’ndr Kol and Krypto are trying to come up with a plan to spring Supergirl when they’re ambushed by another mysterious party.

Supergirl #26 cover by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn
Supergirl #26 cover by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

Supergirl #26 finds our hero at odds with the intergalactic conquerors of the Citadel, and this finds us diving into some deeper DC cosmic lore with which even I’m not all that familiar.

Harry Hokum is a strange yet somewhat entertaining antagonist, and his origins tracking back to Earth make him somewhat unique in the scope of cosmic conquerors.

Obviously, Supergirl doesn’t plan to take all of this lying down, and she plans out her own escape before long.

More guest stars appear before the comic is over, and, if you know anything about the Citadel and Harry Hokum (it’s entirely understandable if you don’t, by the way), you might be able to guess who they are.

Supergirl #26 art by Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor, and letterer Tom Napolitano
Supergirl #26 art by Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor, and letterer Tom Napolitano

Kevin Maguire continues to provide great artwork that provides ample personality to the characters and environment. The alien designs look good, Supergirl looks powerful yet youthful as ever, and her costume is a nice update on the classic design. FCO Plascencia and Chris Sotomayor’s color work is bright and energetic while playing with the alien environment well.

Supergirl #26 is an entertaining and grabbing continuation to the investigation of Krypton’s death, even if it is a bit of a segue away from that main plot. That said, it dives into another corner of DC cosmic lore that hasn’t been touched upon in some time. This book is worth a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up.

Supergirl #26 comes to us from writer Marc Andreyko, artist Kevin Maguire, inkers Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna, and Wade von Grawbadger, color artists FCO Plascencia and Chris Sotomayor, letterer Tom Napolitano, cover artist Yanick Paquette with Nathan Fairbairn, and variant cover artist Amanda Conner.

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