Supergirl #40

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"Who is Superwoman?" part 4! Following last issue, Supergirl must decide what to do with a shocking piece of information that casts all of "New Krypton" in a new light! Meanwhile, Lois begins putting together clues regarding the body found in Metropolis Harbor and the strange message it was broadcasting.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 25, 2009

    Overall, Supergirl continues to get better each month, and is a remarkably better book than it was when it started 40 issues ago. It is well written and drawn, and its storyline has been well woven into the overall story arc of World of New Krypton, but still remains strong as a stand alone book. Like all the Superman Family books Supegirl is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 28, 2009

    Supergirl is one of the most consistently entertaining superhero books on the shelves right now. Never thought I’d say that, but it’s true. I’ve been reading it since Sterling Gates took over and I haven’t read a single issue that I’ve disliked. This one is no exception. It’s not universe-spanning and it doesn’t involve every hero and villain in the DCU. It features a female protagonist in a skimpy outfit, but there’s nothing cheesecakey or exploitative about it. It’s just a good superhero book with well written characters and action. Can’t ask for a whole lot more. A solid B. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 23, 2009

    Given the sharp recap provided by Kara in this very issue, this might actually be a good spot for you to jump in, if you haven't already. I look forward to seeing what Gates and Igle will do to grow the gallery of supporting characters and rogues for Kara. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 25, 2009

    This is the second Superman Family title out from DC the past two weeks that is full of the punching, and the fighting, and the flavin'! and while I appreciate lots of action in my comics, I have a feeling readers are in for a couple of issues of standing around talking real soon so as to fill out the story. But I like those stories that can pack a lot of action into a few pages, and still have time for a big reveal ending that makes readers wonder what is next. Supergirl #40 delivered on the promise of revealing the identity of Superwoman, and is good enough to earn 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 27, 2009

    It's good to see the Supergirl comic being so much fun to read. Now if the creative team can push it up one more notch... Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 22, 2009

    As a mystery, I don't think the whole "Who is Superwoman" arc holds up very well. Gates more or less just dropped a bunch of red herrings and bait and switches, then pulled the revelation our of thin air. Kara herself doesn't even do much in terms of investigating Superwoman's identity, and instead just suddenly realizes who she is out of the blue. That said, revealing Superwoman's identity makes her infinitely more interesting than before, and it opens up a lot of enticing possibilities for the book. Now that the mystery is over, I'm hoping Gates can finally settle into a comfortable rhythm. He's shown certain strengths here and there throughout the course of this mediocre arc, and with the steady hand of Igle on board, this series still has some potential. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 23, 2009

    There are moments I liked this issue, but the absurdity of the reveal and some heavy handed writing really knock the wind out my sails in regards to my enthusiasm for this title. Read Full Review

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