By Koppy McFad
February 28, 2009 - 23:55
Supergirl and Superwoman finally slug it out as the mystery behind this new Superwoman deepens. More clues are offered as to her identity even while the Supergirl tries to reconcile her divided loyalties between the Kryptonians and the humans.
This is a fairly entertaining issue with both super-females coming off as very strong, very memorable characters. They may not be perfect-- or even very likable but they grab the interest of the reader and don't let go.
The story practically gives more attention to Superwoman than it does to Supergirl. This further whets the reader's interest-- especially when the writer throws a curve that overturns all our assumptions about the character.
Poor Supergirl is almost relegated to being a supporting character in her own book, but at least we do get to see more aspects to her-- both good and bad. We also see that she is up against someone who may be her superior and that this conflict is not going to be settled easily. This helps heighten the sense of danger in this book, without resorting to massive slaughter of innocents, as in so many other titles.
The art fits the comic-- lively and powerful. In some poses, both Supergirl and Superwoman look quite unattractive. But maybe that is for the better. It helps reinforce the impression that this is a serious story about very conflicted characters and not some cheesecake feature with girls in skintight clothes.
Rating: 7.5 /10