Supergirl spends some time romping with Z’ndr at the top of this issue, before he reveals his horrific background, and the origin of Rogol Zaar is explained. Andreyko neatly weaves the two plot threads together.
A lot of credit for this issue has to go to Pansica and Ferreira. Any issue heavy on revelations is going to have some really talky bits, but no page is overloaded with captions, nor are we ever stuck with talking heads. The art is just as vibrant and engaging whether we are watching a big cosmic battle, scheming aliens, or teens cavorting near a lake.
I would like to say I am impressed with how Andreyko has kept the series on track with the Rogol Zaar plot, while at the same time branching out to have Supergirl deal with the Green Lantern Corps and Omega Men, but I have admired his writing for many years now, and honestly, it’s nothing less than I expect from him.
But in the grander scheme of things, this series has prospered under his pen. When the book was attempting to be a loose tie in with the tv series, it simply felt like a pale shadow, and one always racing to keep up. There was never any need for that. So often Supergirl’s books have felt a bit unnecessary, and added little to the Superman Family mythos.
Andreyko has made his run a vital part of the larger picture, while at the same time developing Supergirl herself more effectively than many writers have.