Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #5

Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #5

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 10, 2009

    Now, so far, this comic book has been a straightforward good comic book worth four bullets, but then Kara makes an inspired choice for a prison. Her decision is filled with poetry and humor. Finally, Supergirl floats over the planet listening to the turmoil of the humans--some of it realistic, others in the context of DCU. Superman gives her another lecture about letting humanity help itself, and that's to be expected. That's the weak explanation that the Powers That Be at DC use all the time to excuse lazy writing and a dearth of imagination. The crappy explanation is the mainstay for confining Babs to a wheelchair. Supergirl, however, is a symbol of hope, and she decides that today humanity's affairs are her affairs. In the end, she rekindles some of the flame that has cooled in Superman. The cousins soar toward Earth ready to interfere. Will they hunt down the murderers of an Iraqi family? Will they stop insurgents before a civil war can break? It's up to the reader to deci Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 9, 2009

    I really enjoyed this series. It was one of those small treats that DC released that didn't have a lot of hype, slipped under many people's radar, but is completely worth the read. If you didn't collect the series, and have the time to dive through the back issue bins at your local comic shop, I highly recommend this series. Hopefully DC will release this five-issue series in a trade real soon. I'm giving Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #5 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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