Supergirl #37

Supergirl #37

Writer: K. Perkins, Mike Johnson Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Its Supergirls first day as a student in the Crucible Academy! What is the mystery of the Academy? Who are her fellow students? And what happens if she decides to get herself expelled before she graduates?

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Dec 20, 2014

    So, I really enjoy this storyline. Not only because I am enjoying the fact that Kara is getting a chance to experience something she's never really had the opportunity to before in terms of getting a fulfilling education, but because the inclusion of people such as Maxima, Tsavo and Comet adds something new to this series: a sense of teamwork. Kara is excellent working on her own, but she needs to be around people who are like her, this storyline allows her to do just that. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 19, 2014

    And it is all so beautifully rendered by Emanuela Lupacchino, inker Ray McCarthy, with colors by Hi-Fi. This is a great way to wrap up 2014, showing just how far Supergirl has come over this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 23, 2014

    You should be reading Supergirl because its story of a young girl trying to fit in is a universal tale. That she's a Kryptonian with certain abilities makes her unique. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 21, 2014

    The Crucible story is a lot of things so far, but most of all it's fun.  K. Perkins and Mike Johnson do a great job introducing the school and fellow students and I love them all.  Emanuela Lapacchino's art is great and it all comes together into one of the best Supergirl issues yet.  I can't recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Meg Dec 19, 2014

    Supergirl is headed down a promising road. Supergirl #37 has a creative team producing stunning pages and the writers developing and maturing Kara. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 19, 2014

    The end result is an issue which shows that this series is moving in the right direction. So often in this series it has felt like the character was waiting inside her own universe for some kind of purposeful meaning, and it seems as though it might finally be finding it over three years later. I thought that the cover was clever as well, as though it seems to be a representation of Kara's search for an identity, it is actually tied into the issue in an interesting way. This is not the best material that DC has to offer, but it is still a fun read and every issue seems to be getting better, and for those that have been waiting for a good time to finally pick up this title, this might be the start. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2014

    Supergirl #37 is the best time to get back into the series if you fell off before. Better direction, interesting cast, a concept that is grand in scope, and most importantly it gets back to showing the importance of being a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 18, 2014

    Supergirl definitely stumbled after the "Red Daughter of Krypton" storyline but it looks like it might be picking back up here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 8, 2015

    I'm enjoying Emanuela Lupacchino's art for a second straight issue, but the reveal of the Crucible planning to kidnap and clone Superboy vastly limits the scope of the storyline going in by narrowly defining the group at the outset and setting up yet another hard choice for Kara involving sacrifice no matter what she chooses. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Renee Montoya Dec 21, 2014

    I would give it a few more issues to really warm up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 23, 2014

    Though the writing is disjointed and the plotting nearly caffeinated, the content is feeling much more comfortable than last issue. If you can slow down and take in each scene, you'll find that the ideas in each one are actually really interesting. I hope that we'll get to spend some more time getting to know Crucible's students and faculty, but the idea proves that it has legs this month. This run of Supergirl may not be a great comic yet, but, with a great art team and a wealth - perhaps an excess - of interesting ideas, it may be soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 19, 2014

    It's a shame that no one seems to have a strong idea on what to do with the "Supergirl" series these days, especially with attempts to launch a television series in the works. At least "Supergirl" isn't bad, not by any stretch of the imagination. It's just not memorable, and sometimes being forgotten really is the worse option. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Dec 18, 2014

    Had a lot of fun with this issue. Yes it's a bit space Hogwarts-ish but the dynamics between the students at Crucible are fun. It's funny how most of the girls want to shag Comet and he just seems clueless about it. Tsavo might be an interesting character as this arc develops. A Cat hero prince who's older brother is evil? Sounds a bit overplayed but when it's an anthropomorphic Cat hero, who cares? Based on the cover, you'd think Supergirl deals with her past demons in this issue but like most covers it's just to entice you to pick it up. However the real story isn't that bad, one of the professors (think Snape from HP) seems like a shady fellow but we learn that the academy is meant to train special youngsters to help protect the galaxy should the Green Lantern Corps fail. I'm a little curious about the timeline since Kara is also part of the JLU. I swear there were a few panels that specifically point to that. All in all, it's a fun read. While most other titles are doing big changes in direction like Batgirl, Catwoman, and Wonder Woman, this subtle creative change is actually doing the book some good. Will be following along as this story unfolds.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 29, 2014

    Can't remember when Supergirl was this interesting.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 19, 2014

    Just ok.

  • 8.5
    confusiongrows Dec 25, 2014

  • 8.0
    wooble89 Dec 22, 2014

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Dec 23, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Feb 1, 2015

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