Adventures of Supergirl #1

Adventures of Supergirl #1

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Bengal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When an escaped prisoner from Fort Rozz interrupts a football game, Supergirl is on the scene to take her down. But Rampage is mad about more important things than a sporting event-and no pesky superhero can stop her quest for revenge!

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jan 25, 2016

    Publishing Adventures of Supergirl as a Digital First comic is an inventive way to market to a larger audience. Hopefully an audience that is a fan of the hit CBS show Supergirl. As a comic it should allow a different look at the life of Kara Zor-El, while staying true to its television source material. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 25, 2016

    If you like the 'Supergirl' show you'll love the digital comic even more. It covers some of the same ground but with a new villain clashing with Kara from the start. It jams a lot of action and information for your 99 cents. With Gates' confident voice and Bengal's excellent art, 'Adventures of Supergirl' is off to a roaring start for new and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 26, 2016

    I suppose I am biased but this was all win for me. Looking forward to the next chapter already! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 25, 2016

    As a first chapter, theres a lot to unpack for fans in Adventures of Supergirl, but with Gates and Bengal so ably doing so, one can expect the series to take flight very fast. This is the Supergirl weve been waiting for well since the last time Sterling Gates wrote Supergirl. Hopefully, this is a sign of much more of the same to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 28, 2016

    If you enjoy the CBS show, you'll also want to read this digital-first comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Jan 25, 2016

    The Adventures of Supergirl perfectly matches the tone of the TV show without being a slave to it, so it should satisfy the demands of both a comics and TV audience. DC have stated that they want this series to appeal to all ages and both Gates and Bengal have not just met, but fully realised that brief. If the zeitgeist is a move away from 'grim and gritty' to more fun and entertaining adventures (without losing credibility) that's a fine line that both The Adventures of Supergirl and The Legend of Wonder Woman not just walk, but gracefully dance upon. Whether by intention or happy accident, with the right creators DC are making all the right moves towards attracting new readers and embracing a readership beyond the loyal regulars. Read this story, get carried along for the ride, tell a friend to spread the joy and let's all hope that this trend continues, so we see more characters given the same love and attention which results in great comics for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 25, 2016

    The story itself is somewhat introductory in nature and makes for a read that's highly accessible to even those who don't watch the TV series (if so, why aren't they tuning in?). We are treated to flashbacks to Krypton, a battle with Rampage, and appearances from Hank Henshaw and Alex Danvers. The balance of storytelling and action is handled rather well in this succinct offering. Not bad at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 22, 2016

    I didn't realize how much I missed reading a Supergirl book until I picked this up.  Sterling Gates does a great job of giving readers a story that both fans of the show and non viewers can both enjoy equally.  This first story gets the reader up to speed, but also focuses on values like trust and family without ever feeling forced.  Bengal's art is beautiful and the whole package combines to give anyone looking for an all-ages comic an excellent choice. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho May 11, 2016

    “Adventures of Supergirl” #1 is a great entry way to the character for new fans. As someone coming into this very behind on the TV series, I felt like I wasn't missing crucial parts of the story that kept me from enjoying it. Gates and Bengal really understand this character inside and out and create a story that caters to a wide audience. This is a charming and unabashedly sweet comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jan 25, 2016

    With Gates on the series for the foreseeable future and a talented roster of artists on this arc and upcoming arcs, this could be another great digital first series for fans of the character whether or not you watch the show. I highly recommend downloading a copy of this as we could be in for a wild ride with budgetless special effects Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Jan 25, 2016

    The Adventures of Supergirl reads almost as a sister-series to Batgirl and that can only ever be a good thing. With bubbly art and engaging writing, the promos says it all; "This (Super)Girl is on Fire!". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 25, 2016

    This is like thepilot episode for the comic series, so there's a lot of talky bits and out-loudexplanations of characters' relationships to one another, but between Bengal'ssuperbly fun artwork and Sterling Gates' practiced pacing, it turns out to be apretty fun read. It's worth saying that the Supergirl here is the one from theCBS television show, so whether that appeals to you or not"proceed accordingly.Myself, I'm glad to see a promising Supergirlbook, and as long as her characterization is consistent then I'll keep gobblingit up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jan 25, 2016

    Like most of DC's digital-first series, The Adventures of Supergirl #1 is a well-executed microcosm of the property it's based on. With fun artwork and a fast-paced script, CBS' Supergirl has survived the jump to comic books intact, even if Bengal doesn't attempt to match the likenesses of the show's cast. For just a cent shy of a dollar, The Adventures of Supergirl #1 is a worthy lunch-break diversion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 25, 2016

    Despite this oddity and a little redundancy in the story, The Adventures of Supergirl will satisfy Kara's many fans. This comic perfectly captures the spirit of the show and there's nothing here that would be considered inappropriate for most audiences. Parents may need to help their own super-kids with reading some of the words. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 26, 2016

    The Adventures of Supergirl is a book I'm looking forward to because I enjoy the character but really don't want to get involved in the mainstream sprawl of the DC universe. Heck, I don't even know where this character stands, if at all, in the current continuity as I prefer the fringe and disconnected books. So getting a weekly taste of the character – from Sterling Gates no less – with some really great artwork and color work from Bengal is like the best of both worlds. Though there's far too much familiar for me here, it does what it has to and it does it well and that's what counts. I'm excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 27, 2016

    Regardless of your feelings toward the TV show, Supergirl fans should give this books a try. It harkens back to the fun days of comic books and doesn't carry the weight of countless failed reboots like the current DC Comic universe version of the characteris saddledwith. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 31, 2016

    At only 99 cents, this is an easy buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 11, 2016

    Having not watched the show I found this book to be a fun read. Plenty of action, good introductions to Supergirl and the villain and a well rounded story from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 21, 2016

    Honestly, I would recommend this to people who haven't watched the show over fans. The book is self-contained and gives the readers the information one would need in order to understand context. For people who have watched this show, the dump of exposition is incredibly tedious. Most of the characters from the show don't make an appearance which will more than likely irritate fans but people who didn't like the show may find this more bearable because the CW element is taken out entirely. Personally, I enjoyed this book. It features what I enjoy about the show and this character in a fun story with great art. I ultimately recommend it to fans of the character Supergirl and people who want a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 26, 2016

    So, overall, “Adventures Of Supergirl” is a fun and engaging start to the series that feels like a genuine and heartfelt continuation of what makes the show so fun to watch. Sterling Gates and Bengal have done a fantastic job capturing the magic of Supergirl while keeping the issue open and accessible to readers who haven't seen the show (kids, I'm talking about kids, this is the perfect comic to give to kids) which also makes it a great segue into the show for people who haven't checked it out. The real star here is Bengal's art which is simply beautiful throughout and perfectly captures the charm of the character. With New 52 currently nowhere to be seen or heard of, this is probably the only place you'll be able to read about the girl of steel for the time being and if this chapter is any indication, you'll definitely want to be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Jan 26, 2016

    Like other DC digital comics, this book is only $.99 to download on Comixology, so you're not out a lot of cash if this isn't for you. Personally, I think this series is best suited for die-hard fans of either the show or character. But if you're looking for a breezy all ages read you could do worse for sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 25, 2016

    At only $0.99 the comic is short but a nice addition for fans of the television series. It may be read better as print issues, and my reading as a PDF might not have been optimal, so your experience with it as a digital comic may be different than mine. Still, as a fan of the television series I was surprised to find it adds to the character and was enough that I might have found the first digital first series I'll make sure to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 25, 2016

    Fun, lively and colourful, this first chapter is definitely going to appeal to fans of the CBS series, even if it is painfully slight. This is definitely a title that's going to read a lot better a few chapters at a time, but as a quick introduction to the character with some eye-catching visuals and a snappy cliffhanger, I don't think you could do much better in this limited page count. Definitely a title to keen an eye out for, especially if you're a fan of the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 16, 2016

    A nice start to, what is currently, the only Supergirl book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon May 16, 2016

    While "Adventures of Supergirl" #1 is an excellent introduction to a charming, lively character, it feels a little too fast-paced for its page count. However, if you love Supergirl, the story will likely be everything you wanted out of this series. It's close enough to the TV show to please die-hards, but fun enough to entertain casual fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Jon Reyes Jan 25, 2016

    There's not much to say in way of Gates' writing in the first issue, it's heavily based in the introduction of Supergirl and setting up who the readers can expect to be reading about. I will say, however, there's a noticeable charm he adds to his characters voices. If that remains the same throughout, the artwork matches up with it well with all of its bright colors and spectacle. Read Full Review

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