Robson Rocha and Daniel Henriques do some really beautiful artwork on Supergirl 16. Seriously, every page, every panel, looks great. There is so much detail, I wound up just admiring the stands of hair on the various character’s heads.
And that was a good thing because, to be honest, the story left me a bit cold.
Supergirl has two big battles in this one. The battle scenes look great, that’s all good. But I find myself less and less engaged whenever Kara is dealing with her adoptive parents, or her life at school and Catco.
As I have commented before, the way this book tries to tie in the tv series, without being the same reality as the tv series, doesn’t seem to be doing it any favours. The Danvers leave me cold, and the school stuff just doesn’t seem to work well with the Catco stuff.
The one bright spot for me, when reading this, is the use of Director Bones. Of course his skeletal form is perfectly rendered, and his manipulative and ruthless scheming provides the meat that Supergirl’s battles with more powerful, but less interesting, villains lacks.
Sometimes a story is so well written that I forgive sub par art. In this case, the art really is strong enough to cover a largely sub par story. This issue is worth picking up, just to look at. And I hope those who read it find the story more engrossing than I did.