Power Girl #5

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, amp Artist: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"Space Girls Gone Wild!" part 2 of 3! As the trio of sexy alien marauders continue their rampage across Earth, Power Girl tries to figure out how to stop 'em! But with aliens this gorgeous, readers won't ever want them to leave!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 26, 2009

    The new story opens with a fun and decidedly different plotting cadence. Palmiotti and Gray write Power Girl as a mature professional that can bench press tanks, and Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts make such feats gorgeous to witness. Power Girl is the best book DC publishes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 27, 2009

    Kudos to the writers - Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray - for creating a comic that stays in the bounds of the traditional superhero comic, but still manages to tell a good story, create interesting characters and be a heck of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Sep 27, 2009

    There have been very few new series launched in the last decade that have survived for any length of time. Power Girl is a series I want to see continue to be published with this trio of creators well into the end of the next decade. From what we've seen previous, it is pretty obvious Power Girl has the potential to make it after all. Power Girl #5 isn't without its faults, but it is still worthy enough to earn 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2009

    This is the weakest issue of the series yet, but is still a fun read. The light tone and good chemistry between the writing and the art does its best to make up for some of the shortcomings, but cannot fully overcome an uneven output from Amanda Conner and relatively uninteresting focalpoint characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 9, 2011

    The charms of Power Girl is what carries things here, especially with Amanda Conner's artwork, as the story really doesn't work well here. The arrival of the trio, the seemingly ill-fitting violence and the entire self destruct aspect of the ship doesn't come off well at all. The fun of the book is in the way Power Girl handles herself, with her serious intent to deal with the newly arrived crashed ship and the kind of wink and a grin to her face as she handles the interview and the first responders. When the book goes toward the light material, it seems like it's just right. When it tries to be serious, it can pull it off to some degree, but the story used here and the structure of it doesn't do it. There's a real mixed bag here overall but I don't think one outweighs the other. I'll remember the fun moments over the rest of it in the end. After the fun of the fourth issue, this one didn't do it for me all that much. Read Full Review

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