Friday, March 1, 2024

Power Girl #6 Review


Written by: Leah Williams
Art by: Marguerite Sauvage
Colors by: Marguerite Sauvage
Letters by: Becca Carey
Cover art by: Amy Reeder
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: February 27, 2024

Power Girl #6 sends Power Girl and Supergirl on a mission to track down citizens who disappear after taking a drug that sends their minds to a magical fantasy world.
Is Power Girl #6 Good?

Power Girl #6 is a bland, visually boring start to a mystery that continues to sideline Power Girl's conflict with the symbio-infected Kelex. If you're into C-tier Webtoon levels of storytelling and art, this one's for you.

When last we left this series, we followed Streaky in a silent issue wherein the superpowered feline tracked down the disappearance of local strays and pets. The investigation led to a secret lab where animals were subjected to secret drug testing. Streaky saved the day.

Now, Supergirl and Power Girl catch wind of a new street drug called Avalon that sends the user to a sort of mental VR fantasy kingdom. Shortly after taking the drug, the users disappear. After going undercover at a college party with Omen, the multiversal twins obtain a sample of the drug and probe the college students' minds to find out where they got it.

The investigation leads to the revelation that Avalon is an organic biomorph and that the fantasy realm the users visit (Ferimbia) is real. After a botched drug dealer sting, Supergirl and Power Girl discover a way to access Ferimbia through a portal, but when they break on through to the other side, they find themselves powerless and unable to return home.

What did we like about Power Girl #6? The concept of an evil queen using drugs to kidnap citizens back to her home dimension is intriguing enough. As a bonus, loosely tying Streaky's adventure in the last issue to this one gave the preceding issue slightly more value.

What's not so great about Power Girl #6? The concept is intriguing, but the execution is lacking. Power Girl, Supergirl, and Omen stop just short of acting like giggling schoolgirls with no significant voice to separate who's who. You're told about, not shown, the disappearances, and the cartoonish art style shift in Ferimbia is jarring.

How about the art? Bland, drama-less, and static. Sauvage continues to avoid dramatic lighting and shading, regardless of the setting, and the copy-paste nature of the figure placement on 3-D asset backgrounds looks like a cheap Photoshop job.

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Bits and Pieces:

Power Girl #6 continues to sideline the Kelex conflict by starting a new mystery about a drug that kidnaps users into a fantasy land. The core idea is an intriguing mystery, but the abysmal character work and cheap art are a downer.


1 comment:

  1. This comic reads like a YA novel for preteens - weird to see Supergirl and PG portrayed like giggling school girls..