Monday, August 22, 2011

Power Girl #27

Time is running out for Power Girl, in more ways than one. As a metaphor for the end of the series writer Matthew Sturges gives Kara the task of saving victims trapped in three separate life-threatening situations in under one-minute. The man behind the deadly tests is the Calculator who knows Power Girl won't be able to stop all three attacks. But, then again, he doesn't know our girl very well, does he?

The issue works on its own as a solo adventure as well as a not too obvious send-off for Power Girl who (at least right now) doesn't look to have a spot in the new DCU. Those picking the issue up three years from now out of a longbox might not even realize its the series' finale.

Although it was never quite as good as Batgirl or Secret Six, I'm sorry to see this title go away. It's provided some extremely entertaining stories including magic dinosaurs, a misunderstood Arab super-hero, appearances by Batman, Superman, and Zatanna, clones, a Power Girl fan convention, and more. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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