Supergirl #23

Supergirl #23

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Supergirl struggles to survive against one of the most dangerous villains in the entire universe Cyborg Superman! But what could supermans robotic doppleganger want with Supergirl? The answer will blow your mindand set the stage for a massive story this fall!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 21, 2013

    Supergirl has gone from forgettable and even skippable to a must-read. This arc with the morphing planet and the Cyborg Superman is one of the most interesting in all her history, not just the New-52, and while I dont blame the previous writers for what seemed to be an event-driven book, I certainly praise the current one for what hes accomplishing. And again, the artist isnt the one advertised, and certainly isnt the ONE anything, but theyre all still great and make this book visually incredible. Whether youre a fan of the character, or just been reticent about the previous arcs, this book is well worth checking out and picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 28, 2013

    With the number of villains thrown at Kara the issue is filled with action but still packs an emotional punch with Kara facing both the mistakes of her past and her own mortality. Don't weep for our heroine quite yet as I'd be very surprised if Kara isn't back among the living and trashing Brianiac's ship before the end of the next issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 25, 2013

    Writing and art are both of high quality this month, but the consistency isn't there. Fans of Kara Zor-El should be happy to see her stepping up to handle some of the heavy hitters of the DCU. Still, now that Nelson has set things up so impressively, he'll have to do some pretty incredible things to live up to the hype. I dearly hope that he does, because in two short issues this series has really impressed me. A flawed but engaging comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Aug 25, 2013

    Understandably, the comic needs to tie in with what's occurring in the rest of the DCU, but what it sacrifices in doing so is the opportunity to relay a defining moment in Kara's life, and to provide readers with more than a cursory glance inside the emotional scarring she's incurred. It's because of this that Supergirl suffers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Aug 25, 2013

    Unfortunately Supergirl #23 doesnt live up to the hype it was able to generate through the past few issues. The scenes of Kara fighting off her demons were very well done, but the end was rushed and convoluted. However, the artwork has improved in nearly every aspect of its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Aug 21, 2013

    Overall, this was not just a poor issue, but stands as the lowest quality issue of the New 52 Supergirl series to date. The art was sloppy and looked rushed, and many of the panels did not make clear what was actually happening. The dialogue was stilted and awkward. And Kara's characterization was about as unrealistic, and particularly un-Kryptonian, as one could possibly imagine. I hate to say it but if this series doesn't get better quickly, I don't think I'll even have to make a decision whether to keep reading it or not. Not enough people are going to be willing to pay money for this kind of sewage on a monthly basis for DC to keep it in print. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 23, 2013

    It is as if DC simply doesn't know how to handle this character. Every time I start to see the fainest glimmer of something positive happening in this book, every time I feel the slightest bit of optimism about this book, it is squelched and I slide back to pessimism. Read Full Review

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