Thursday, August 21, 2014

Supergirl #34 Review

Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Karl Moline
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: August 20, 2014

Late to the Party

I took this book from Eric this month because it is a Doomed chapter.  In fact, it's Superman Doomed [Last Sun] chapter 3 The Girl Who fell to Earth.  Don't get me started on DC's naming conventions for this event because they are so convoluted and just awful.  You know what else is awful?  This book.  It's not a good Supergirl issue at best and an awful and awfully outdated Doomed chapter at worst.  It really has no reason to exist.

This issue takes place during Superman/Wonder Woman #10.  That wouldn't be so bad except that issue came out over six weeks and four Doomed issues ago.  If that's not a hint that this issue is a throw away, what's inside will.

Supergirl has crashed into an apartment building in Queens and is being taken care of by Micheal, a wheelchair bound teen with a heart of gold...and a bomb shelter...with lead blankets.  How convenient.  After a brief rundown of Doomed, Kara finds out Micheal's Parents were caught in Metropolis when all the shit went down and haven't been heard from since.  More important, though, is that Micheal isn't afraid of Supergirl because of how hot she is.  Seriously?  This part comes off as a really bad teen drama or a good After School Special (they were sooo bad!), I can't decide which.

The rest of the comic shows Supergirl helping out in Metropolis and looking for Micheal's parents.  Of course she finds them, but it really makes no sense.  When she returns to Queens to tell  him the good news, they kiss a couple times and then Micheal gets assimilated by Brainiac.  The issue ends with Kara promising to destroy Cyborg Superman.

My guess is that Tony Bedard was made to do this issue.  It's a shame because any momentum the book had going into this issue is squashed.  It also gets the honor of being the worst Doomed issue yet.

I liked Karl Moline's art for the most part.  Supergirl looked good, but Micheal seemed to change ages throughout the issue.  If Kara didn't say they were the same age, I wouldn't have known.

Bits and Pieces:

Supergirl #34 is a poor excuse for a Supergirl and Doomed issue.  Fans of either can just skip this one and look forward to Futures End next month.  Hopefully that will be better than this awful cash grab of an issue.



  1. excellent review of this waste of this $2.99 !!!

    this garbage wasn't worth using to line a cat's litterbox with!!!

    just awful!