Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Supergirl #18

Picking up directly following the last issue, Supergirl #18 features the DEO unleashing a xenophobic alien on a high school dance in hopes of taking out the Girl of Steel. Our villain of the moment, an alien from a world destroyed by its exposure to extraterrestrial life, brings plenty of personal grief to the fight while believing removing Supergirl is ultimately the best thing for the Earth. When she discovers that Kara isn't looking to change Earth, but that her adopted home and its people have changed Supergirl's view of life, out antagonist loses the will to continue the conflict any further.

While the themes of the issue and worth celebrating, Supergirl #18 is a bit too on the nose for its own good in its allegory against anti-immigration policy in favor of a much more inclusive view of the world.

The epilogue offers a nice moment of respite for our heroine who actually gets to be a young woman instead of a savior for at least part of one night as a girl enjoying her first dance. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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