Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Supergirl #29 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Tony Bedard
Art By: Yildiray Cinar, Ray McCarthy
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 19, 2014

Clash Of The Roommates

Even though it feels like the Green Lantern/Red Lantern flip book, featuring a raged out Red Lantern Supergirl, came out ages ago.  We finally have Red Daughter of Krypton, Chapter 1.  Last issue Kara fought with the new Lobo in "The Block", and then took their fight to the streets of New York.  In the end of the issue Lobo goes down, and a Red Ring flies down to find a very angry Kara Zor-El.  So here we are.  Let's see if Kara's old roommate Siobhan Smythe can talk her down, and stop her from destroying New York.  

Explain It!:

Let me just sit you down right now and have the talk with you.  The flashback talk.  Throughout the issue we see flashbacks to Siobhan and Kara, establishing their friendship.  So they're friends, and old roommates.  Okay established.  So Siobhan tries to talk Kara down, thinking that this rage was done to her by the knocked out Lobo.  But when she can't reach Kara, and it seems that the city is truly in danger, Siobhan unleashes her own dangerous side, and becomes Silver Banshee.  Silver Banshee is a curse that Siobhan has to fight, so this time she's taking full control, and not letting the Banshee get her hooks deeper in her during this fight, and losing full control.

It's funny, because I really thought that a Kryptonian Red Lantern would be unstoppable, at least on a normal Earth level.  Does that make sense?  But the reason it's funny is because Silver Banshee seems to really be holding her own.  But since the destruction is getting out of control, and getting close to her apartment.  Siobhan gives some of the control back to the banshee, so she can do things she didn't think possible.  For example the Banshee teleports both of them out of New York, and places them in the Catskill Mountains a hundred miles away.  So the fight can continue in a safer place, even though Siobhan is holding her own, the banshee tells her that she won't be able to defeat Supergirl.  ( I really dig this version of Silver Banshee, it reminds me of Blue Beetle, struggling against the scarab)  So Siobhan does the only thing she can think of to save the world from a raging Supergirl.  She tricks her into leaving Earth to look for the real reason Krypton exploded.  Even though she saved the day, Siobhan feels like an shitty friend.  After this issue is where the Green Lantern/Red Lantern flip book takes place.  We'll jump more into the story with this month's Red Lanterns.  See you then.

Bits and Pieces:

This feels like it should be a bigger issue than it is.  I don't know if the decision to put out the Green Lantern/Red Lantern flip book before this, stole it's hype, or if I'm just waiting for something to happen.  Whether it's a hype problem or not, I'm still going to blame GL/RL flip book.  We're all waiting for shit to get real, and we're stuck backtracking.  Maybe it's just me.  But it was really cool seeing a fight between a Red Lantern Kara and Silver Banshee.  Banshee hasn't gotten much play in the New 52, and I dig the re-imaging, and seeing what the character has to offer us in the future.  So for those out there trying to connect with the Red Daughter of Krypton, maybe this isn't the issue to tie you to it.  But it's still enjoyable.



  1. So how does supergirl tie to the GL/RL book!?? Wheres the connection between them?? Wtf,haaaaaaa

  2. The GL/RL flip book will come directly after this issue, and then we can continue the story in this month's Red Lanterns.