Friday, May 23, 2014

Supergirl #31 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Tony Bedard
Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Guillermo Ortego, Yildiray Cinar, Cory Smith
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 21, 2014

Judge Not Lest You....... Something Something

This story continues from last month's Red Lanterns #30, where there's a new red in town, and is she having a time with the guilty of her home planet Primeen.  It seems that Atrocitus is beginning to build up new recruits to start a war with his treacherous former team of Red Lanterns, and Guy Gardner not being a dummy wants to do the same thing.  Last issue we dealt with the back story of a new Red Lantern who in her previous life was the sole judge of the world of Primeen.  But after being betrayed by the king, she was murdered.  As she died a ring found her with great rage in her heart, and Primeen would suffer her eternal rage.  So let's see who gets to this new murder machine of a Red Lantern first, and hopefully calms her down.

Explain It!:

As I said above the heat is on, and our Red Lanterns need to find the Judge before Atrocitus does.  Of course Supergirl is the first to find her, this being her title and all, and she tries to reason with this death dealer.  So you know that has to go well.

As you can imagine the Judge judges Supergirl by reaching her hand into our girl's mind.  Inside she see's everything that has happened to Supergirl since the beginning of the New 52, and while it looks like only destruction in the wake of Supergirl, the Judge is forced out by the greatest force of good in Supergirl's mind.  Her mother, Alura comes to her daughters rescue and forces this purveyor of punishment out of her daughters mind.  When Supergirl comes to she wonders if her mother was here, but the Judge simply tells her that the force of good within her mind that's in the form of her mother makes her innocent.  Supergirl tells her that she's not thinking straight and if she can get some of the magic blood they keep inside of their star ship, she'd be just fine.  Well the Judge not having said magic blood doesn't really care about it, and continues on with her sentencing of the people of Primeen.  Supergirl flies away to hoping she can get back in time before more people are hurt, but when she does Atrocitus sees where she was coming from.  So it looks like Atrocitus will have his shot at making the Judge one of his own, but since this new Red can hit harder than Supergirl I wouldn't be too worried.

In the end we switch stories and go back to last month's Supergirl, where a race of aliens that give the gift of near genocide, go to the Milky Way to set a trap for Supergirl when she eventually makes her way back to her adopted planet Earth.  Oh and Supergirl's old roommate Siobhan has a new roommate that seems to enjoy playing Oujia with her friends.  Siobhan being the Silver Banshee knows that no good can come from it, and when she leaves that strange demon entity Blaze that escaped "The Block" comes through the board, and is looking for Supergirl.  That's all we get this month, make sure to read Red Lanterns #31 next week to find out more on the Judge.  See you then.

Bits and Pieces:

This just really seems like a footnote to what's happening in Red Lanterns, and does very little to continue the story.  Pretty much it's only a conversation, and I was hoping for a bit more story.  So unless you need to read or collect everything in the Red Daughter of Krypton story arc, I don't recommend getting this issue.  While I like Kara's adventure as a Red Lantern, I'll be happier when she becomes plain old Supergirl again so she has more to do in her own title.


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