Supergirl #21

Supergirl #21

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Its Supergirl vs. the mysterious Mekkabut what is the secret of this new menace? And what is Lex Luthors envoy Alphina planning against Kara?

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 21, 2013

    I bet she gives in initially, a Krypton gets rebuilt, and then either 'Alura' or 'Zor-El' tells her she needs to move on, move away from the madness of that illusion. We are two issues into the Nelson run and so far so good. I hope this wonderfully nuanced and layered characterization continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - SuperCap Jun 21, 2013

    An introduction of a major DC Universe character at the end of this story is certainly a shocker, and seeing why this character has taken an interest in Kara Zor-El is going to make the next issue an important one. Overall, Supergirl #21 is a solid issue that showcases Supergirl as a heroic woman who is trying her best to do good things even though the odds and universe it seems are always against her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 24, 2013

    Michael Alan Nelson puts together a story that really makes you feel for Supergirl because of the mind games being played on her are simply foul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jun 22, 2013

    The "Be Careful What You Wish For"" arc starts off solid and leaves the reader wanting more from start to finish. Michael Alan Nelson is doing a great job of keeping the pace and energy that Johnson left us with, and although the artwork isn't up to par with the past issues, it is still a very well written comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - thisjohnd Jun 23, 2013

    Fill-in artist Diogenes Neves' eponymous character is comprised of angular lines similar to that of series regular Mahmud Asrar, though Neves does inject a bit of an anime-like appearance to his version. Yet beyond the foreground, Neves is provided little to do with backgrounds that are primarily dust, rubble, or a few scant buildings off in the distance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 20, 2013

    Lots of action, lots of fast pacing here - the only downside is the mastermind behind all this feels a bit like a curveball, and there's a scene with a Supergirl supporting character that feels more awkward than endearing. Still, this book is on a welcome upswing. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 20, 2013

    Overall I think that Supergirl had a good thing going for her on Earth despite anything that was used to get her away. The whole storyline so far feels like a cop out from what she could have been rather than what's happening to her now. The art work is decent, wouldn't say it has been all that great compared to past issues, but that's about it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 21, 2013

    The last page reveal of a fan-favorite Superman villain works well in the context of the story presented. With the New 52 erasing much of said character's history, it will be very interesting to see what Nelson has in store. Unfortunately, that potential, as well as the good will instilled by last issue, does little to help this droll chapter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 21, 2013

    I appreciate that Nelson's attempt to imprint Supergirl with his thoughts and ideas while deepening her history and collection of foes, but "Supergirl" #21 feels like scorched Earth. While Nelson is almost certainly trying to get the readers to collectively scream out for Kara to "Watch out!" as some might do watching a suspenseful movie, there's just not enough depth here for me to care about a character I've spent nearly two years getting to know. Nelson and Neves are technically sound in their craft, but this issue just seems like a shadow of what the title has been. Read Full Review

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