Power Girl #3

Writer: Justin Gray Artist: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

It's the striking conclusion of the first arc from the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and artist Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA)! Power Girl battles Ultra-Humanite! And things get ugly as the two powerful beings come to blows!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 24, 2009

    The Kryptonian powers, Kara's attitude, her status in the Superman Family, her history with the Justice Society and a surprise guest star all come into play as she saves Manhattan from certain doom. Palmiotti, Gray, Conner and mounts fuse all of these facets together into a gem of a character, an accomplished professional super-hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 22, 2009

    Power Girl is a great, silly, surprisingly deeper themed than youd expect, and action packed work with some of the best artwork this side of Hadleys run on Madame Xanadu. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 25, 2009

    There's still a lot of character development needed here, and they need to spend some more time on the supporting characters, but hey, it's only issue number three! There's plenty of time, and with this kind of top-quality storytelling at work, there should be plenty of future adventures in store for Power Girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 24, 2009

    Amanda Conner continues to steal the show with this series with her gorgeous designs, strong layouts, and manic energy. If for no other reason, its worth $3 just to see her stuff. The writing is fun with good plotting and a lot of respect for the titular character, but it can't stand as an ongoing without more attention paid to and interaction with the supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 23, 2009

    Palmiotti and Gray threw a great deal at us in this first story arc, but in doing so hit the ground running. An old DC villain was repurposed and given a new reason for being evil, Karen sets up shop in New York and the readers learn of Karen's deeper connections throughout the DCU. The writing duo are helping replenish the DC pool of characters and concepts in this title, much in the same way Keith Giffen has promised to do so with "Magog" and "Doom Patrol." Power Girl isn't a character I would follow without reservation, but the writing duo and Amanda Conner are a creative combo I would not hesitate to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 7, 2011

    The opening arc to Power Girl has me lamenting the days when a new book would launch with a ten or twelve issue plan of where to go. The conclusion to the Ultra Humanite arc is decent enough as it shows off her powers well, that she's more than just a beauty and we get a clear sense of the way she wants to rebuild and restart her life but will be confounded by old foes and problems. If you were reading the character for the first time, this arc definitely helped explain some of her past and why she's a bit light natured about it, instead focusing on the future and what can be accomplished. Her personality shines through very well here and Amanda Conner really nails her facial expressions in a number of scenes that shows her frustration and other emotions. While overall a standard story, it works well. But the setup pages don't exactly a lot of confidence for the next storyline. Here's hoping for more of her company material and more of her growing relationship with Terra. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 8, 2009

    Power Girl gets to be as clever and resourceful as her cousin, though, so that's very nice. Read Full Review

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