Supergirl has escaped Mr.Tycho’s captivity with sunstone in hand, and is off to try and find her answers about Krypton. Discovering Argo City, and finding it is not the way she left it, she runs into someone who may hold more answers for Kara.

SUPERGIRL #5
Cover by: Mahmud Asrar
Art by: Mahmud Asrar
Written by: Michael Green and Michael Johnson
Colored by: Dave McCaig
Publisher: DC
Cover Price: $2.99

Previously in Supergirl: Supergirl’s strength was put to the test when she found herself trapped and powerless aboard a space station. Faced with an enemy who would stop at nothing to learn all there is about her, Supergirl shows him she’s more than just her powers.

DISCOVERING THE TRUTH

As we watch Kara comb through her home abandoned and covered in dust, you can’t help but feel the utmost sympathy for this poor lost girl. Mahmud Asrar’s art was yet again beautifully done, with each panel you could feel the emotion surging off the pages. This was a huge moment in the Supergirl story arc, and was handled very well. The writing by Michael Green and Michael Johnson took you with Kara in this heartbreaking discovery. While most Supergirl fans knew her family had perished on Krypton, while reading you find yourself secretly hoping this time it’s different. Not because the story would be better that way, but because you have unknowingly started to really care for young Kara. I feel this was the issue that Michael Green and Michael Johnson made you want to continue following Supergirl’s story. You feel invested now; you’ve gone with her through this journey of discovery and heartbreak.

ANOTHER GREAT VILLAIN!

Along with the heart wrenching emotion, this issue provides you with an introduction to a new adversary , named Reign. I really loved the way this new character was introduced. The dialogue between her and Supergirl was greatly informative and exciting. I found myself captivated by what this Reign had to say, was she friend of foe? The fighting scenes that take place while we are given information by Reign, makes the read that much more intense, the action and information complement each other in a perfect way.

BOTTOM LINE: GREAT ISSUE!

This was a great issue; I loved every minute while reading it. I love to see Kara’s human side, her emotions, and her heart. Your shown she’s vulnerable and this makes her relatable. Even with super human powers she can be hurt. With the introduction to this new character called Reign, we learn important information that has exciting potential for future issues. This story arc has definitely been set up very nicely to captivate the reader, not only by Kara but by the villains she is facing. You want to know more about it all. I highly recommend this issue as a must read, and give it 5 out of 5 Stars.

Rating: ★★★★★

The Author

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley (a.k.a. Supergirlove) has jumped into the geek world head on with everything from coffee dates at comic book stores, to the San Diego Comic Con being the highlight of her year. Her hero is Supergirl, and was privileged enough to meet Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort. You can find her attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where she resides in the Gryffindor house, usually watching movies or reading books about love.

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2 Comments

  1. darklighter1
    January 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    Blows the crap outa anything being done with Superman which is snooze city…

  2. January 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    I sadly agree with Darklighter, they need to step up there game with Superman. Action Comics is ok, but so far Supergirl is on top.

    I think Superboy is gearing up to be something really cool, they just need to get there.

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