Thursday, December 28, 2023

Power Girl #4 Review

Written by: Leah WIlliams
Art by: Eduardo Pansica, Júlio Ferreira
Colors by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Gary Frank, Brad Anderson
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: December 26, 2023

Power Girl #4 finds Paige's struggles with the resurrected Symbioship just beginning when the A.I. takes over her body to fight Superman.
Is Power Girl #4 Good?

In Power Girl #4, it's Omen to the rescue when the Symbio A.I. takes over Paige's body to become a Kryptonian powerhouse Superman can't easily defeat. Filled with plenty of Kryptonian fisticuffs, possibly a new status quo for Power Girl, and a gnarly new villain, this is one of the better issues in Leah Williams's run.

When last we left Power Girl, she wrestled with her angst over feeling out of place in a world that already has enough Kryptonians. Her mission to South America took on double meaning when she bonded with a Kryptonian in the last days of its life, not realizing that the lion was the latest host of the Symbio A.I. When the lion dies, the Symbio A.I. took advantage of Paige's closeness to jump into the home it always wanted - Power Girl.

Now, Superman fights to restrain Paige, who is controlled by Symbio. When the two appear to be too evenly matched, Omen arrives to put the mind whammy on Power Girl and force the Symbio A.I. out through Paige's eye socket. Power Girl is now herself again minus one eye, and all is right with the world... until another Symbio fragment sneaks into the Kryptonian lion's corpse and merges with Kelex.

Yes, that's right. Consistent with all previous Symbio hosts, the fragment exits the host through the eye socket. At last check, Power Girl doesn't have regeneration powers, so this development could/should put Power Giel in permanent eye patch mode.

What's great about Power Girl #4? If you like superhero action comics, this one fits the bill. Williams keeps the introspective angst to a minimum in exchange for big punches, heat vision blasts, and all the things you expect from a Superman-adjacent title.

What's not so great about Power Girl #4? While generally satisfying, the two big developments in this issue are convenient contrivances. Omen showing up out of nowhere from thousands of miles away isn't explained at all, much less satisfactorily. And the second fragment of Symbio A.I. suddenly showing up to take over the Kryptonian lion's corpse feels lazy.

How's the art? Pansica and Ferreira flex their superhero action muscles with a relatively cool fight that lasts for most of the issue. If you want big superhero action, this comic is a good choice.

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Bits and Pieces:

Power Girl #4 ends Power Girl's conflict with the Symbio A.I. with a big superhero fight and a conclusion with consequences. The art team's output looks great, and Power Girl's fight isn't over yet, but this issue is a step in the right direction for the series.



  1. Are you sure Power Girl doesn't have regeneration powers? Superman has healing powers, though they don't come up a lot because he doesn't get hurt a lot.

  2. I’m ready for this book to be axed. Power Girl needs a stronger book.