Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Supergirl #23 Review and *SPOILERS*

The Great Kryptonian Escape

Written By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Art By: Sean Parsons, Wade Von Grawbadger, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 10, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The last issue of Supergirl was far from perfect. That being said, I enjoyed it quite a bit still so I’m still counting this as a good book that hit a small speedbump. We have a great mysterious toryline that we get to continue with and the Green Lanterns are involved. Kara has just gotten on their bad side before being teleported to a different place where she was approached by a Guardian who admits that he was involved in Krypton’s destruction. Where this story goes, I do not know but that’s all the more reason to just jump right into this issue.

We jump back to where we left off in the previous issue. Kara has just been told by the Guardian that he was involved in the destruction of Krypton. Kara demands answers immediately but the Guardian reveals that nothing is ever truly simple. He offers her the truth behind her planet’s destruction but instead gives her a stone that he says will reveal their history to her. He then reveals that he cannot share everything through this single stone. In order to protect each confession, he spread them across the galaxy. Kara will have to track each of them down. He gives her this because in his guilt he wants her to bring the rest of The Circle to justice. He tend fades away and Kara is sent back to her original dimension still screaming out questions.

Kara arrives back in her dimension to find that she is surrounded by Green Lanterns. They order to her stand down. Jon and Kyle try to convince Kara to come with them peacefully but after receiving the stone from a Guardian she is unable to be sure if the Green Lanterns are innocent in all of this. Kara attempts to escape and even gets a solid head start on the Corps but Kyle and Jon rush off and engage her. They get the upper hand and surround her with a force field. Kara burrows thought the ground below and starts to get away again.

Kara eventually gets surrounded by the Corps again and they are able to catch her but she is still moving, able to move through all of them. Suddenly, Mogo intervenes. He sides with Kara, stopping the other Green Lanterns. He then leads Kara down a path to her ship and allows her to get away. One Corpsman attempt to stop them though and Mogo is quick to help. Kara gets away to fight another day. Unfortunately we see that that was part of the plan as the alien from before reports in about Supergirl and it is revealed that he works for a member of The Circle. This is where the issue leaves us.

Not exactly a whole lot happens in this book. Kara gets some suspicions confirmed, the Green Lantern Corps tries to keep her from escaping but Mogo saves her in the end. However, I still found this issue to be quite entertaining. We constantly get Kara’s inner monologue which properly shows her motivations in refusing to surrender. I like that we get a new adventure and quest for Kara to complete, setting up the future of the book. We are learning some actually big things in this book. A Guardian was involved in the destruction of Krypton. That’s a big deal in DC Comics history. I know it may end up being underwelming but I’m excited to get a new chapter in a book that I thought was long finished.

Bits and Pieces

While this book only has a couple of long scenes, I still found it very entertaining. It didn’t reveal enough of the mystery in my opinion but it has given me enough to be interested in seeing what happens next. And isn’t that really the goal of any book?


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