Supergirl #24

Supergirl #24

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Brainiac and Cyborg Superman fight for the fate of Kara Zor-El! And when the cosmic dust settles, wait till you see the secret behind the villains and their shocking connection to Supergirl!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 16, 2013

    The complaint is a slight one and doesnt stop the character from remaining as well-written as shes ever been, striking out and forging her own, distinct, path for herself, away from her more well-known cousin. Thats been the true joy of Nelsons (admittedly short) run so far: watching Kara forge her own identity. Theres a shake-up in the mix soon, so I hope its a trend that continues, but for now, this is an excellent issue to end an arc on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 16, 2013

    This was a suspenseful issue.  It played a lot like a thriller, where time is running out and the good guys have a chance of getting killed.  Keeps you on the edge of your seat most of the issue.  This was a fun story arc, and I'm sad to see it end.  But hopefully the stories continue to entertain in the future.  Only thing that I wish could be different is, being a big fan of Cyborg Superman, I wish he was in the issue more.  Can't wait till we see him again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 18, 2013

    Supported capably by Neves' artwork and Guy Major's strong colors, Nelson wraps up an excellent Supergirladventure and leaves Kara stronger, more likeable, and better defined as she heads off for “Krypton Returns”. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 21, 2013

    And so ends another darker chapter and darker 'era' in the New 52 Supergirl book. Could DC, as they did with the last incarnation of Supergirl, finally have come to the realization that this character deserves something better, that this book warrants a different slant? So, all together an unhinged Supergirl, a repentant Zor-El, and a happy ending. But in a rough package. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 23, 2013

    The comic ends with an appearance of an Oracle and the introduction of a Supergirl/Action Comics crossover (something I'm not too excited about) featuring “The Return of Krypton (something I'm really not excited about). I enjoyed this arc, but it may be time for me to give this comic another short break. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Oct 18, 2013

    The artwork is solid in this issue and it is indeed bright and vibrant. It is just a shame that the story was rushed because thinking on it; it was a good story and one that could have been longer. We should have had more time with Zor-El as he contemplates what he has done and shown more of the scientist and loving father he was. We do see that he truly cares for Kara and is ready to sacrifice his body and memories just so she can live, but still the pacing was off. Still as issues go while it should not have been the end of this arc it will lead into the Return of Krypton and I hope once that is done we can see Kara do a little more than weep for lost times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Oct 18, 2013

    Although the issue was lackluster as a whole, the scenes with Supergirl were absolutely fantastic. Seeing her reborn in a fury of flames and ashes like a phoenix will resonate with the reader and the series for months to come. If those scenes were fleshed out heavier, the comic would have been an instant buy. But with uneven storytelling and lack of attention, Supergirl #24 comes out average, or slightly above it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Oct 16, 2013

    Overall, this was another weak issue from the New 52 Supergirl.  I've been reviewing issues of The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl from the 1980s over at the Supergirl Home Page, and I have been plenty blunt, and sometimes even brutal, about badly written plots in that series as well -- but there is nothing as bad as this issue in TDNAOS.  Because even at his worst, TDNAOS writer Paul Kupperberg knew how to write dialogue, and how to develop character... two things about which Michael Alan Nelson seems to have not a clue. Read Full Review

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