Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Supergirl #27 Review and *SPOILERS*

A Chess Match


Written By: Marc Andreyko
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, FCO Plascencia
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 13, 2019

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Supergirl is an odd book. It’s not really anything like I thought it would be. But nevertheless, I find myself really enjoying it. However, I have a pretty large criticism of the book in that they main story that was set up in the first few issues of this book, has been put on the back burner. Granted, the stories that we are getting instead are very fun so I’m not too upset by it. However, it is something that should be mentioned. The story we set up has gone nowhere while the side stories are dominating the book. It’s interesting. Not bad. But interesting nonetheless. Anyway, let’s jump into this book and see where it takes us.


We pick the book up with Zn’dr who is taking care of Krypto, who has been restrained on a table. He’s on a warship being talked to by who we later find out is his adopted mother. Zn’dr has been disobeying orders by helping Supergirl. He was simply supposed to monitor her but he is aiding her now. His mother believes that Supergirl wants to destroy her but Zn’dr claims that isn’t the case. Meanwhile, back on the prison, the fight is continuing and Supergirl has come face to face with Splyce once again. Kara’s powers are incredibly low and she is fighting with a rifle. Splyce seems to have smartened up though as she has begun to understand that her solar blasts are charging Supergirl up, so she uses them to make the environment more dangerous. Splyce then reveals that she has many powers as she is many different species spliced together as she changes into a monster with sharp claws and tentacles.

As this is taking place, Harry Hokum is simply enjoying the show. One of Hokum’s men suggests they destroy the whole area which will destroy their enemy for good but Hokum reveals that he has much better plans that are already in place. The fight between Splyce and Supergirl escalates but the prisoners have almost all been freed and put into transport pods. However, a young girl is caught in a crossfire as she attempts to escape and is killed in front of Kara. Kara’s anger fuels her as she uses the powers she still has to deal a devastating blow to Splyce. Back with Zn’dr, he debates with his mother about Supergirl. His mother claims that they are all manipulators and vermin that carry disease. Zn’dr can’t believe what he’s hearing, but at this time, Krypto is able to recover. Zn’dr’s mother tries to force him to come with her but he refuses and is striken by his mother. In response, Krypto destoys her hand and the two use the opportunity to escape.

Meanwhile, as two aliens analyze Zaar’s axe, it changes into a large axe and flies off. It lands in Kara’s hands and she raises it to strike down Splyce once and for all. Splyce asks for mercy and despite initially refusing, Kara decides not to strike her down. One of the Omega Men seals Splyce away so they can all get away. On their way out, Kara runs into Ryand’r who is Starfire’s brother. Back with Hokum, he seems to be freaking out before he calms himself once again. He decides to release his new army on his enemies. As the survivors are checked for injuries, Kara notices a scar on some of their necks. She can’t place it. However, as she sits and thinks she remembers it from her father. It is kryptonian cloning tech. The prisoners begin to attack the Omega Men and Hokum reveals that his army of Supergirl clones are on their way to take them out. This is where the issue leaves us.

This issue is once again, pretty good. It doesn’t really shake the boat at all and the main plotline is still un-addressed (Kara even mentions this in one panel) but it’s a fun space adventure comic and that’s hard to dislike. Once again, there’s a lot to like in this issue though. Zn’dr has been developed better as we understand his past and his family in this issue. We also get lots of great art and fight scenes. I like how Andreyko writes Kara. I find a lot of people don’t properly understand the anger inside of her that can boil to the surface and Andreyko really gets it and does it very effectively. The twist at the end was interesting and I’m still looking forward to more of this issue but once again, it seems that our main plot will be taking a back seat in the coming issue.

Bits and Pieces

We continue to have a fun space adventure with Supergirl. Though our main plot has become lost along the way, we are still getting quality content from this book as it is fun and makes me look forward to each issue. I’m not that picky. If a book can do that, I’m very happy with it

6.5/10

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