Saturday, January 25, 2014

Power Girl: Bomb Squad

Recollecting issues #13-18 of Power Girl's self-titled series prior to the New 52 reboot, Power Girl: Bomb Squad features our heroine dealing with a hidden enemy out to not only destroy Kara but her alter-ego Karen Starr as well. The run also reintroduces Maxwell Lord as the hidden puppet master who has made everyone but a handful of the former Justice League International members including Booster Gold forget his existence.

Along with the slow rediscovery of who Max is, and what he's capable of, this six-issue run from writer Judd Winick and artist Sam Basri pits Power Girl against the living bomb Crash out to destroy New York City, a clone of Kara named Divine, and features cameos from Booster Gold and Dick Grayson as Batman (during Bruce Wayne's lost-in-time storyline).

It may not be the title's best arc (although it leads up to those issues), but there's plenty for Kara to tackle here and I quite enjoy her interactions with old friends (especially with Dick Grayson's Batman). Worth a look.

[DC, $14.99]

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