Review: Supergirl Being Super #3
By Andy Frisk
April 26, 2017 - 22:30
Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Mariko Tamaki
Artist(s): Joelle Jones
Colourist(s): Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letterer(s): Saida Temofonte
Cover Artist(s): Jones and Fitzpatrick
Kara is still dealing with the death of her best friend and discovering more about herself as a young woman and a powerful being from another planet. Meanwhile someone close to her reveals themselves to be something they are not and someone new enters her life who is definitely not who she thinks they are...
Writer Mariko Tamaki continues her story about the early years of Kara Danvers/Supergirl. Realistically portraying a young woman's struggles to forge her own identity and deal with coming of age trials such as the death of a friend and the realization that she has a deeper responsibility to those around her, Tamaki tricks the reader into almost forgetting this is a sci-fi based superhero story. Tamaki deftly navigates the coming of age aspects that the story demands and the superhero sci-fi elements that the character and her history requires.
Joelle Jones' thick inks and excellent grasp of anatomy is on full display here and Kara and her environment has rarely looked better. Jones captures the look of the character better than just about any artist who's drawn her since Jamal Igle did almost a decade ago.
Supergirl Being Super is a great read and a fresh take on a timeless character.
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