Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Supergirl #17

Most of the action in Supergirl #17 comes from Supergirl's battle with the super-powered Starshame who takes a more murdery view of fighting crime than the Girl of Steel. The arrival of the DEO ends the battle prematurely, although not before Supergirl has the situation well in hand.

While not a consistent reader of this comic, I often forget how different this version of Kara is than that on the Supergirl television show (which it could take several notes from). While I don't mind Kara being separate from the DEO, I'm completely unsure of the shadowy agency's motives without her. And keeping Kara in high school where she has to worry about things like the boy who she's not sure if she wants him to ask her to the high school dance proves far less interesting than a more independent millennial attempting to make her way in the world.

The choice to make Catco more like the classic Daily Bugle to Spider-Man also over-complicates things here adding yet another storyline to a fairly unfocused comic. Kara is great, but I think the world around her could use some work. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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