Monday, May 8, 2023

Stargirl: The Lost Children #6 Review



Written by: Geoff JohnsArt by: Todd Nauck
Colors by: Matt Herms
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Todd Nauck
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: May 9, 2023

Stargirl: The Lost Children #6 brings the limited series to a close with a climactic battle to save the missing sidekicks and save Time itself.
Is It Good?

You have to give Geoff Johns credit for going out with a bang. There are more full-page panels and two-page splash pages in this issue alone than all of DC's comics combined last month. A finale should feel desperate, tension-filled, and BIG, and Stargirl: The Lost Children #6 certainly creates that feeling.

When last we left Courtney and her diminutive allies, they were in the middle of a battle with Childminder when Childminder's "boss" showed up - Hourman. Now, we learn this Hourman is the android Hourman from the 853rd Century, and he's tasked with keeping all the sidekicks together, safe, and on the island as a service to his boss - [REDACTED]. no spoilers on Hourman's boss because it's a twist you won't see coming and has implications for possible future stories.

What's great about this issue? The battles are amazing, thanks to Todd Nauck's explosive art. The twist reveal of Hourman's boss before the final fight is an "Oh, Snap!" moment in a good kind of way. And the epilogue delivers a "Where are they now?" montage that fans of team books are going to enjoy.

What's not great about this issue? Johns doesn't tie up all the loose threads, short-changing the satisfaction levels. Why did the Hourman's boss feel the need to capture so many sidekicks when only one is important? Who is the Childminder, and how did she get mixed up in all of this? Why did Hourman's boss draft Hourman in the first place when Hourman appears to have no part in the master plan? The more you think about the ending, the more loose thread you find that either don't make sense or don't appear to have any purpose.

Still, it's a fun, exciting finale if you don't think about it too much. Better yet, the epilogue montage hints at more to come for a particular team, and it's an exciting hint. Stay tuned!

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Stargirl: The Lost Children #6 brims with explosive action, heart, twists, turns, surprises, excitement, and fun. The story ends on an emotionally high note and drops hints for more in the future, but you'll enjoy this finale best if you don't think about all the loose threads Johns' fails to tie up.


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