Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Supergirl #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

No One Understands Me

Written By: Jody Houser
Art By: Rachael Scott, Cris Peter
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 11, 2019
*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Supergirl is in a strange state now. We just had an annual issue recently that explored more about how the infection is affect Kara mentally. However, we are back in the main story in order to find out what Supergirl is really doing now that she’s been infected by The Batman Who Laughs. I’m doing my best to temper my feeling towards this book as it has once again been dragged into a new storyline that is taking place mainly in a completely different book. However, Supergirl has a new badass look and a “take no prisoners” attitude that might lead to a very interesting issue. Let’s just jump into this new issue and see where it takes us.

Our issue begins with an inner monologue from the infected Supergirl. She is reveling in her new power as she flies above the city. She suddenly hears cries for help and she races off to aid them, remarking in her thoughts about how she isn’t sure how all these people even survived so long without superheroes around. She finds a schoolbus that is hanging over the edge of an overpass. Without any real effort at all, Supergirl is able to lift the bus and toss it to safety. As some of the kids get out, they remark about how scary her appearance is. She then races over to the semi truck that caused the accident and rips the door open. The driver initially thanks her but she picks him up and holds him high above the ground, threatening to drop him in order to make sure he doesn’t hurt anyone again. He explains to her that his tire blew and there was nothing her could do but she doesn’t care. However, she is stopped by her cousin Superman showing up.

Kara drops the man back into his truck safely and Superman tries to convince her to come with him so they can find a cure for the infection. Kara doesn’t listen to him though as she begins saying horrible things to him. She accuses him of being ashamed that he needed help from the batarang and how he is terrified that the people will see how weak he really is. Eventually she grows angry enough that she slaps Superman down and the fight begins and she tries to fly off on her own. Eventually she is able to get away from Superman after a couple more scraps but as she gets away she runs into Batman in his Batwing. Batman fires his weapons at her and eventually gets her wrapped up by one of his traps. He starts flying with her in tow and Superman tells him that he can reason with her. Before he gets a chance though, Supergirl has freed herself and breaks into the Batwing to pull Batman out of the cockpit.

As the two talk, Supergirl starts seeing things. She eventually tosses Bruce, knowing that Superman will save him. However, that very act gives her the opportunity to finally escape from the two. Finally isolated in a thunderstorm, Kara beings ranting about how the world will be destroyed just like Krypton. She flies back into the city and picks up a change of clothes on the way in. As she is walking on the street in her new outfit, she hears Ben’s voice and he recognizes her even in her outfit. He approaches her and begins asking a bunch of questions. Kara has been gone for over a year and he is angry because they had just begun seeing each other before she disappeared. However, before she can explain Kara begins hearing a screeching in her head and she races off before Ben calls an ambulance. As she finds an isolated place, she realizes that it is not a screeching but rather a laugh. When she opens her eyes, she sees the image of the Batman Who Laughs before her. This is where the issue leaves us.

There’s nothing really that bad about this issue. It hits all the regular plot points that you would expect from an issue like this. Unfortunately, there’s just nothing about it that is special in any way. Supergirl is throwing a superhero tantrum and dealing with her infection as she saves people, threatens people, fights Superman and Batman, before running into her former boyfriend again. Everything that happens in this issue is predictable. At least the art in this issue is really good. Looks like things might finally get interesting in the next issue but as for this issue… Well, it feels like we just had to get these points out of the way so we can get better ones in the future.

Bits and Pieces

Supergirl’s brand new crossover gives us an issue that is criminally by-the-numbers. Thankfully we get some really nice art to entertain us through the pages of this issue. The issue is extremely predictable and it just seems like we had to have this issue to get the story points set up to have a much more interesting issue in the future. Unfortunately that means that we have to deal with this issue for now.



  1. There is not a better love interest for Kara? I prefer someone more important like a superheroe like Brainiac 5, Mon el, Nightwing, even Zndr is more interesting. Ben is so boring. Let Supergirl pass thay boy.

    1. I do too, Zndr is more interesting and funny. I hope this Ben only be a best friend like was Jimmy Olsen in the tv series.