Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Supergirl #25 Review and *SPOILERS*

Where Is My Super Suit?

Written By: Marc Andreyko

Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Lan Medina, Sean Parsons, FCO Plascencia
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 12, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Supergirl has been a light in a dark world for me. There are plenty of books that I like right now but there are unfortunately quite a few that I do not. Most books quality have a tendency to go up and down depending on the month. Supergirl, on the other hand, has been rather consistent since the new creative team took over. Sure it has waxed and waned a little bit but for the most part, Supergirl has given me consistently good content. Sure, it could be a little better but I’m not one to split hairs when I’ve got a good thing going. I’m hoping that we get the same thing from this issue. Let’s just jump in and see where this issue takes us.

We catch back up with our heroine as she jumps into the orbit of the former planet. The kryptonite in the area affects Kara and Krypto horribly. Thanks to some assistance from Z’ndr and some convenient anti-kryptonite space suits, Kara and Krypto are back to normal. Kara hooks her new suit up to the spaceship and goes out into the debris to try and learn more about what happened. Just as she has begun her search, she is attacked. A dangerous alien named Splyce attacks her. Meanwhile, Kara’s suit is running out of power and soon she will be exposed to the kryptonite in the area once again. The fight between these two escalates and Kara begins to hallucinate due to her exposure to kryptonite.

Z’ndr pleads with Kara to return but she fights on. Splyce then hits Kara with solar energy. Kara makes the connection that her enemy may be Tamaranean and will be able to overload her. In the midst of another hallucination about Rogol Zaar, Kara is able to focus and unleash her power upon Splyce but suddenly gets teleported away. Z’ndr fires up the ship and begins tracking Kara’s suit. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Kara and Splyce have been teleported to the place of Harry Hokum and he needs a kyrptonian to finish his experiment. This is where the story leaves us.

Totally Not Star-Lord

Written By: Marc Andreyko, Brad Walker
Art By: Drew Hennessy, Chris Sotomayor
Letters By: Tom Napolitano

In this issue of Supergirl, we are able to get a small backstory for Z’ndr. Z’ndr is on a remote planet investigating some area. He finds a device among some bones and it releases a message. A woman appears, she is speaking kryptonian. It is a distress signal from a Krytonian. It shows her death. Z’ndr doesn’t have a lot of time to react though as he is attacked by what seems to be some local life that has evolved on this planet. Z’ndr flees for his life and is able to get away. He discovered a new race, got a new artifact, and found a dead kryptonian colony. He thinks this will impress his mother but doubts it.

It’s Christmas Time in Kansas

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Tom Derenick, Sean Parsons, FCO Plascencia
Letters By: Tom Napolitano

We get a small and short Christmas story following Kara back when she was on Earth. Kara returns home covered in goo and full of anger. She fought a giant robot and was able to successfully destroy it but at a cost. Kara goes upstairs and cleans up but soon is heard freaking out. She is looking for a box and her mother informs her that she moved a bunch of her old clothes out and donated them. Turns out Kara kept a stuffed animal from Krypton in one of those boxes. It was the last thing she was given from her parents. She rushes off to find but but soon finds that it has found its way into the arms of a young child. The toy gives the child such joy that Kara decides to leave it with her.

Bits and Pieces

This issue is a bit odd. Our main story has basically a long fight scene that while entertaining, doesn’t really push this story further but perhaps the cliffhanger will give us something good in the future. We also got two smaller stories that were okay. Z’ndr’s story gives us a little about his past but I feel like it only helped me get to know the character a little better. Not really anything of real substance. However, I really enjoyed the Christmas story from Dan Jurgens. Usually Christmas stories are a bit dull and cliche and this was was a bit cliche too but maybe I’m just in the Christmas spirit or it melted my Grinch heart, but I really liked it.


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