Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Supergirl #28 Review and *SPOILERS*

It’s No Suprise To Me…

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

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Consistency matters. I cannot stress this point enough. So many books these days will go through fluctuations during the same run. There will be times where the book is great followed almost immediately by a bad couple of issues. Because of this, there are so many books that I don’t know if they are going to be good this month. This is never the case with Supergirl. Sure, this may not be the greatest or deepest or complicated story ever. But who cares? It’s so entertaining and I love reading it. It may not be my favorite book ever but I can confidently go into any comic shop and pick up this book, knowing that I will enjoy it. I can’t say the same thing for SO MANY books. Because of that, I hold Supergirl and this creative team in high regard. BUT that’s enough about the book as a whole, let’s jump into the latest issue and see where it takes us.

Our issue picks up where we left off, in the middle of a massive fight. Horrifying clones of Kara created by Harry Hokum are attacking her and the Omega Men. The captives that they had saved have turned out to be sleeper agents for Hokum. Needless to say, they are horribly outnumbered. Our rebels keep up a good fight though and Primus is able to learn that these creatures don’t have proper sentience. All they know is a single word; Kill. Considering their predicament, Kara decides that she must use Rogol Zaar’s axe to turn the tide. As she does so, she is careful to not let it go unchecked. She fights alongside Ryand’r but the two become overwhelmed by the enemies. Meanwhile, in space, Zn’dr is still trying to find a way to Kara after escaping his mother. He and Krypto talk before they finally get a signal.

Back in the fight, Kara tries to reach out to her clones and see if they are able to connect with her at all. This fails and they continue the attack. In response, she turns to Ryand’r and asks for a solar boost as quickly as possible. Ryand’r pulls her in close and kisses her. This immediately charges Kara up and while Ryand’r is apologizing for such a sudden kiss, Kara focuses on the fight. Using her powers create a sonic boom, pushing back the attackers. When the dust settles, she sees her enemies dying at her feet. She realizes that their genetic makeup is tainted due to the cloning process and so a simple attack meant to stun, is actually killing them. With her enemies gone, Kara turns her attention to Hokum. Hokum lashes out at his servants for their failure (even though he was the one that truly failed) and tries to flee before his ship is attacked by Kara. She interrogates him and Hokum reveals that he got his support from The Circle. Hokum tries to get away but is caught before he is teleported away, with one less hand. Kara then finds the rest of Hokum’s experiments and proceeds to destroy them all.

We catch up with Hokum as he has been transported to Gandelo (Zn’dr’s mother and I’m assuming main antagonist of this story) and she interrogates him before eventually executed him. Back with Kara, she is recovering and she visits with the Omega Men, hoping that their friends will be able to be recovered. Ryand’r interrupts and pulls Kara aside. He apologizes for suddenly kissing her but it was truly the fastest way to power her up with solar energy. Kara doesn’t seem to have minded though as the two flirt a little. Ryand’r then uses a slower method of joining hands to charge Kara up completely. Just at this moment, Zn’dr and Krypto arrive and surprise them. Meanwhile Gandelo is meeting with other members of The Circle. Gandelo believes that being revealed will be horrible for them. Her colleagues don’t seem to agree. She ends the meeting and sends out a call to anyone who will listen. She is calling for the death of Supergirl. At the end, we see a group who followed Rogol Zaar and are intent on finishing the job. This is where the issue leaves us.

Our side story comes to a close and shows to have more to do with the main story than was previously revealed. This issue was a great conclusion to this little arc that we’ve gotten over the past few months. Lots of action and it all led to a rather satisfying conclusion. There are plenty of threads that will continue as the book goes on from this and we even got some great progression with the main story near the end of this issue. I said it in my introduction but this book is so consistently good. It’s not the greatest book ever but I really enjoyed this read and I look forward to more. So here’s to the most consistent book in DC’s lineup.

Bits and Pieces

Andreyko brings this small arc to a wonderful conclusion filled with action and intrigue. He drops hints at what is to come in the future and I for one cannot wait. We even got actual progression in the main story. This book is consistently one of the most entertaining on DC’s entire lineup and I can’t see that changing any time soon.


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