Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, Art & Cover by Mahmud Asrar
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Meet Supergirl. She’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman – and none of his affection for the people of Earth. So don’t piss her off!
Bias: Teeny-bopper power fantasy with a disdain for mankind. Ugh. Everything about this book screams that it’s not for me. Even the worst concept, if written well, can be an amazing story, but this has really got its work cut out for it to peek my interest.
What I liked: The alien-ness of Supergirl was definitely accentuated, and well written. We also get more of an idea of Krypton in this title than any of the Superman books, since Supergirl was old enough to remember it.
The artwork looked like a favorable cross between Mark Bagley and Lienil Yu.
What I disliked: Not much happened. The vast majority of the comic was taken up by the minutia of Supergirl’s reaction to her first moments on Earth (including being attacked) – and those reactions were great, but it left no room for a broader view of the story and where the title might be going. It was interesting, but didn’t give much of a reason to continue reading the title. Still, what was there was good…
Verdict: I’m giving this one more issue to give us a glimpse of where the creative team is headed with this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.