Supergirl #38

Supergirl #38

Writer: K. Perkins, Mike Johnson Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Supergirl faces her toughest class yet at the Crucible Academy Humanity 101. Plus, a conspiracy surrounding the clone known as Superboy begins!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Jan 23, 2015

    The combination of incredible artwork and an impressive storylinemakes it very easy for me to say that this is an exceptional issue of Supergirl. Definitely one to read if you haven't read it already. This series is already good, but the storylines being thrown our way are getting more interesting and more intense. I have a feeling it's going to get evenbetter in upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 23, 2015

    I have to say that I am enjoying this new direction immensely so far. They have picked up all the character improvements of the year before and run with them, creating a very entertaining book chronicling a young hero. And, most importantly, they have kept a likeable and strong Supergirl in  the book. Gone is all the negativity. Instead we have a smart, powerful, inquisitive hero who wants to help. But she has that little bit of a passionate streak in her, that edge that makes her very reactive when she thinks someone she cares for is endangered. Thanks to the entire creative team! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 25, 2015

    Emanuela is the artist here, with Ray on inks, Hi-Fi on colours and Rob on the letters with Emanuela and Tomeu on the cover. At times, the art is pretty brutal, especially in the fight scenes, but then it is also quite fun and easy-going in the moments when we are initially with Kon in Italy and he is attending Roma Con with all the cosplayers around. There's a really great juxtaposition at work here, and since the overall tone of the story is upbeat, it filters down into the art as well, and really firms it all up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 21, 2015

    Supergirl #38 again shakes things up in a good way. You will question the whereabouts of Superboy up to this point, but he is still put in a good position when Supergirl has to make that choice between the Crucible Academy which she begins to question and someone she knows already, enough to be family to some extent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 22, 2015

    This issue wasn't the best from Perkins and Johnson, but it does set up a bunch of cool things I can't wait to see more of.  The Crucible isn't what Kara (or the reader) first thought it was and I can't wait to find out what else they are up too. The best part of this month is the reintroduction of Superboy which is worth the price of  admission alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Renee Montoya Jan 29, 2015

    The convention scene as a background, while cute for Superboy to pop up in and find himself a little, was just a clich when the fight breaks out and just cant hold a candle to the only recently released Harley Quinn goes to Comic-con. It gave off a vibe of trying too hard. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 23, 2015

    I admire the creative team's desire to do something different, but this is merely a different sheen on top of the same stale story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Jan 22, 2015

    Having a lot of fun with Supergirl in this story arc. It's like watching a Saturday morning cartoon when we were kids. The art lends itself to that and the action is paced pretty well. Glad that Superboy is back, his own book kinda struggled to its finish line but his character is too good to leave out of the New 52 universe completely. It'll be interesting to see how Kara's doubts about Crucible plays out in future issues as we already know the school has some dubious agendas regarding their students. Not too shabby from a title that had some awkward transitions in between story arcs (yes I'm talking about going from Red Daughter of Krypton to those 2 weird Doomed aftermath issues).

  • 9.0
    TomO Jan 23, 2015

    Who would've predicted that after sampling every single issue of the New 52, that Supergirl would be one of the last five series standing that I'm still reading straight through. It's true, and this arc by Perkins, Johnson, and Lupacchino has been one of the funnest yet. While I would love to one day see Kara's supporting cast settle down and not get up-rooted with each new incoming creative team, this new cast is some of my favorites...Maxima especially! Her pre-52 version was good for a laugh for an issue or two when she originally appeared, but she never developed much into a fully three-dimensional character. She's got more emotional depth here, and I like her costume redesign. Her's hoping she sticks around after this story or the Crucible arc wraps up. Superboy was one of the biggest mis-fires of the new 52, especially after his very good debut issue, so I'm leery about bringing him on here, but we'll see. So far, so good. The art by Lupacchino continues to shine, so much so that I'm sure it's only a matter of issues before she gets promoted to a higher profile title, or poached by Marvel. But if Asrar lasted 20 issues, maybe there's a chance that Lupacchino will too! Hope springs eternal!

  • 8.0
    CosmicInkwell Jan 24, 2015

    Great issue. Love the writing and artwork, but I feel like the ending was a tad out of character. Oh well. No book is perfect.

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 Jan 26, 2015

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jan 28, 2015

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Feb 7, 2015

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jan 28, 2015

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