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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Supergirl: Last Daughter Of Krypton
By The Masked Medic
Whilst I’ve been on the topic of Supergirl, I thought it’d be a good time to read some of her comic book stories. Although there is an assumption that being Kryptonian, Kara would be a carbon copy of her cousin Kal, the comic series looks to differentiate the two.
“Last Daughter of Krypton” is a two-part story. It starts with Kara first arriving on Earth being completely unaware of Krypton’s destruction and her ‘baby’ cousin growing up. Initially, she treats Superman with hostility and this leads her to get captured by a man called Simon Tycho who is very much interested in using Kara’s powers for his nefariousness. The second part of the story involves Kara finding Argo City but being attacked by Reign there. Realising Reign’s plan to attack Earth, Kara rushes back to defend her new planet.
This is what I really enjoyed about the New 52 series by DC Comics. In an attempt to reboot their entire reality, they created some really good stories and allowed the reader to experience the most authentic version of the character. I thought Kara’s development in this novel alone was really good, whilst also separating her from her cousin’s mythos.
I enjoyed a lot of the artwork, especially the latter issues. Supergirl is someone who’s a lot more colourful in character than some of those Gotham folk, and the colours of the art reflected that. I also liked quite a few of the covers, this one in particular! Overall, I liked this novel, and I hope the series continues down this path!
The birth of a new hero!
It may be controversial, but I really liked Reign as a villain. I thought her story was interesting and warrants further reading.
Story Arc: ★★★½
Character Development: ★★★½