Supergirl #36

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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"New Krypton" part 8! In the aftermath of ACTION COMICS #872, the city of Kandor is rocked to its core and Supergirl angrily unleashes her full power! The Kryptonian population is pushed to its limits and the mystery of one of Kandor's vigilantes gets deeper and deeper! Meanwhile, just what is Cat Grant smiling about? And what's her latest article have to say about the Girl of Steel?

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 19, 2008

    Still, this is another strong chapter in the ongoing saga, and I'm enjoying the "New Krypton" story quite a bit. The "next issue" tease indicate that there are only two more chapters left in this story, which is surprising - the creative teams have some major wrapping up to do here - but then, it's obvious that some of the spin-off characters - including the one introduced in this issue - are likely to stick around for quite a while, so there should be plenty of plot threads to follow for some time. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 17, 2008

    Looking back on this issue, I can't help but wonder what would have been had New Krypton been planned and executed more effectively. The developments seen in this issue were powerful and definitely pushed the narrative into some intriguing dramatic territory. The problem is, we could have reached this point a lot earlier in this series, and the dramatic payoff of this issue would have been far greater without the earlier interference and unnecessary distractions from the likes of needless retcons, the Creature Commandoes, Lana Lang, Nightwing and Flamebird, and the new Superwoman. I just can't bring myself to care about these plots nearly as much as I care about the central conflict of this story, and I don't know if I ever will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 27, 2008

    Supergirl #36 was another solid installment of the New Krypton story. Now, Gates did not do anything at all to get me interested in reading Supergirl after the New Krypton story has concluded. I still find Kara to be an uninteresting character. However, Gates did do a fine job progressing several plotlines in the New Krypton story and setting the stage for what should be an exciting finish. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks to Gates and Igle, Supergirl the character and "Supergirl" the comic are important parts of the Superman universe once again. This isn't an innovative, revolutionary take on the comic book medium. It's just a good comic. A good Supergirl comic. And that's all it needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Rodriguez Dec 22, 2008

    All-in-all, this is a good issue with some significant artistic consistency problems. Would these problems not have occurred, the score probably would have been higher, but when it comes to an issue of this tone, the writing does not merit a higher score despite the art. Despite all this, thankfully, the issue is not a tangent comic and does continue the story right where the issue before it left off. Definitely check this one out if youve been following the New Krypton arc. Otherwise, its a good read, but not a must have either. Read Full Review

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