Monday, March 19, 2018

Supergirl #19

Supergirl #19 works around some of the issues I've had with the series (the DEO being an ominous entity out to stop Supergirl, Catco being anti-Supergirl, and Kara stuck in high school) by centering the storyline not on Supergirl but by someone she saves. Framed through a Catco interview Lee Serano explains to Ben Rubel what Supergirl means to Lee beyond just saving the non-binary character's life.

Despite all her powers, Supergirl's greatest asset is her humanity. This is something The CW was quick to recognize and incorporate into their version of the character but various comics haven't always fully embraced. It certainly does here as Kara connects and offers ongoing support in the form of friend or big sister.

Kara doesn't forget the life she saved, but checks in with the troubled Lee later down the line helping the non-binary character deal with bullies at school and come out to parents. More than just saving Lee's life, Kara offered the character hope. And hope can change the world. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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