Supergirl #29 Fights The Worst Parts Of Herself, Literally

by Tony Thornley

Sometimes you fall off a series for a while, and find yourself picking back up mid-story. Whether it’s engaging or not is important, and something I personally judge a book on often. So how was Supergirl in my first issue back in a while?

Cover by Yannick Paquette & Nathan Fairbairn

Marc Andreyko, Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor, and Tom Napolitano wrap up this arc in this issue.

Kara teams with the Omega Men to battle an army of corrupted Supergirl clones. This draws her closer to the intergalactic conspiracy that may have killed Krypton. And that’s not the only thing in Kara’s life that‘s coming to a head.

First off, this is a really fun space opera story. Andreyko is able to craft a fun and engaging science fiction story. He also blends in a variety of DCU elements, making sure it’s not generic, but really something that can only happen to Supergirl. An intergalactic shadow council trying to cover up how they contributed to Krypton’s destruction might be a cliche, but he avoids that here through a strong issue.

But like I alluded to in the opening, this was my first issue back in a long while. Even though the story picked up mid-fight, it caught me up quick, and drew me in. It also kept character relationships clear and relatable.

Pansica and Ferreira are having a blast. The designs of all the corrupted clones are creepy, and no two look alike. They are able to draw great action, and use their layouts to draw the reader through their pages. They also have a great understanding of their characters and how they would be acting through what’s happening around them.

I’m excited to be jumping aboard this series after this issue. It’s a great adventure, and an interesting direction for the Super-mythos.

Supergirl #28 is available now from DC Comics.

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