Monday, August 22, 2016

Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Supergirl: Rebirth #1 relaunches Kara Zor-El in the DCU beginning with Supergirl reclaiming her powers in a dangerous experiment involving being shot directly into the sun. The issue also delivers a Kryptonian werewolf for the returning Supergirl to best. As bizarre as all that sounds, it's actually kinda fun.

As with the other Rebirth issues, this one is mainly concerned with setting up the hero's backstory and setting the stage for the new series. There's plenty to like here with Supergirl returning to a more classic costume (with some unnecessary New 52 seams thrown in for some reason) and less abrasive and whiny personality.

While I understand wanting to tie the comic into the Supergirl TV series, I do have some doubts concerning cementing Kara firmly as an agent for the DEO. I'm equally skeptical at throwing Kara back into to high school (how old is she supposed to be?), but I'm willing to see what it might lead to. The issue goes a long way to sell me on this new version of Supergirl, but I'm not yet sold on the set-up for the new series. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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