Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
7.4Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

Kara Zor-El, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has finally found peace and purpose away from Earth and its heroes. Now known as Superwoman, she watches over the Moon and the refugees from across the galaxy who have congregated there. But all of that is about to change when a spaceship piloted by a runaway alien crash-lands and turns Kara’s world upside down! Does this fugitive come in peace? Or does this arrival bring war to our hero’s front door?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 13, 2021

    It's a gorgeous story, a gorgeous issue. A winner all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Jan 12, 2021

    In this first issue of Kara Zor-El: Superwoman, Sauvages original, expansive and gorgeous art sets the basis for pivoting Bennetts deep character deconstruction around grief, rage, understanding and growth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2021

    This is probably the best Kara Zor-El story we've gotten in years, and I'm hoping it's the start of an extended run on the character for these creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 13, 2021

    That page, as well as all of the art, is by Marguerite Sauvage and she does an outstanding job here. The art really propels this story. The script is a little basic to be honest, but the art certainly brings it up. All in all, this is a decent first issue with some genuine excitement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 15, 2021

    This book could be a wonderful gateway comic for Supergirl fans of all ages or Shojo enthusiasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jan 12, 2021

    It was time to sew this up. I would even argue that there were some avenues that could have been explored less (The Batman Who Laughs virus?) and some even more (The Grim Knight). I do applaud the duo of Snyder and Capullo. Their work is so strong together and a comic reading community is so much better for having this “Reese's Cup” in our lives! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 12, 2021

    When all is said and done, Future State: Kara Zor-El Superwoman #1 introduces readers to a different look at its title character. But instead of just putting a twist on the character for the sake of it, Bennet and company seem to be crafting something truly retrospective for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 12, 2021

    When Marguerite Bennett is connecting the larger themes of Kara Zor-El Superwoman to specific incidents in characters' lives or journeys, her writing sparkles and complements Marguerite Sauvage's magical visuals that can occasionally be dark or playful depending on the tone of the story. However, when she's in monologue about good deeds and virtues mode, the book loses steam and feels more like beautifully drawn and colored lecture and superhero comic. However, I love how Bennett and Sauvage craft the character of Lynari, and I hope they have staying power beyond Future State with their cool powers and emotional openness although their backstory is derivative of several characters already in the DC Universe like Amethyst of Gemworld. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jan 13, 2021

    'Kara Zor-El, Superwoman' is fascinating addition to the Future State line-up, as it doesn't just offer a glimpse at Kara's future " it also examines how the character has been mishandled in the past. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Kara Zor-El Superwoman #1 plops the reader into the middle of a personal journey with a hazy beginning and no clear destination. The art is an interesting standout, and the story has potential, but the writing has too many holes to really hook you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 12, 2021

    Bennett has a lot of good ideas but its unlikely Future State will pay off all these subplots before everything wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 15, 2021

    So we're close to a good Supergirl story, certainly far closer that the last issues of her own title. But we are still building off of a history that just needs to be cast off. And if this is how Bennett views Kara, I don't think I want her writing any new version of a Supergirl book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 16, 2021

    While everything is up for grabs in the potential future of Future State,Marguerite Bennett doesn't seem like she has a grip on the character of Kara and the result is something fans and new readers alike will likely have issues with. The art byMarguerite Sauvage is good, but the story it is helping to tell is not. Hopefully, things turn around for the better next month, but right now, this is my least favorite Future State issue so far. Read Full Review

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