Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Supergirl #33 Review and *SPOILERS*

You Can Always Go Home



Written By: Marc Andreyko
Art By: Kevin Maguire, Scott Hanna, Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 4, 2019

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The last issue of Supergirl felt so long ago but where we left off, Zaar had just gotten his axe back. That being said, Supergirl is in a weird place. It’s been sucked into this crossover with Superman all the whole El family. Because of this, readers that only get Supergirl are doomed to be very confused by this coming issue. However, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. This issue seems to be poised to tie up all the loose ends of this series and take us boldly into the next story arc. However, until we get there, let’s jump into this issue and see where it takes us.


Our issue begins with some of the “greatest hits” of the Supergirl comic since Andreyko took over. It eventually end on Thanagar, where Supergirl, Jon, Superman, and Zod are all in a waiting room with Zaar’s axe. The axe has been completely burned out and now lays powerless. We flash back to the battle in space. Kara has taken back the axe and uses its’ strength to fight Zaar. Just before she strikes the final blow, all of them are taken into some kind of holding spheres. Turns out that the Thanagarian Black Order found them and is taking them all in. Back in the present, Kara deals with her inner struggles as she realizes that she has been leaning on her pain and anger for so long she isn’t quite sure who she is without them.


Just as they are being led out of this holding room, a sudden attack is launched against the Thanagarians. They are able to diffuse the situation and Superman talks with everyone there. Between him and Jon, they deliver an inspiring speech and Kara stands back, in awe of both of them. Just before the audience makes their decision another portal opens and out comes the Legion of Super Heroes from the 31st century. They have come to this moment that leads to the creation of their group in order to celebrate it. We get a scene in which Kara and Zn’dr talk with each other. Zn’dr has become the new head of the Trilium Collective so he is setting things up until he finds a suitable replacement. Kara offers to help him and he asks her out on a date as their transmission breaks up. Kara agrees to the date but unfortunately their connection is lost.Kara meets up with Superman one last time and the two talk about everything that has happened. Kara feels as though her journey through space has lifted a weight off of her shoulders. The two share a wonderful moment and Kara decides that he next move is to go home, back to Earth. She grabs Krypto and uses the teleportation tech that Jon had in order to get back. Before you know it, she and Krypto are flying in the skies of National City. This is where the issue leaves us.


This issue is a mess. But that’s to be expected with everything that is going on with Supergirl and the crossover. That said, this has really put a black mark on this whole story. I was really enjoying it and because of a crossover, it was rushed through. It’s very disappointing but at least it is finally over and we can now move on to the next story. Kara is back on Earth and new adventures await her and Krypto. I’m looking forward to that but this issue will not be a fond memory.

Bits and Pieces

Supergirl is finally done with the crossover that the book got sucked into but we had to dredge through this final issue and it was a struggle. Everything is horribly disconnected and if you haven’t been keeping up with other books, then it is a completely confusing issue. Also, for as many great artists working on this issue, I didn’t find the art all that great either.

3.5/10

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