Supergirl #47

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Matt Camp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Supergirl has finally brought Reactron back to New Krypton so he can be held accountable for murdering her father, Zor-El. While the debate about what to do with him rages among the people of New Krypton, the planet's ruler and Supergirl's mother remains unsure. Should Alura have Reactron executed? And will Supergirl allow it to happen if her mother decides to go that route?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 24, 2009

    Overall, Supergirl continues to be one of DC Comics best written superhero titles. The art and storytelling, even with Jamal Igles absence this issue, continue to deliver this books readers some of the most interesting and engaging characters and events in all of comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 20, 2009

    While the Reactron story clearly isn't over at least this chapter of it is. The next issues all seem to be dedicated to Supergirl and her activities on Earth and I'm looking forward to those greatly. But my guess is that when I take a look back, that this character driven issue focused on Alura is going to be one of my favorite issues in Sterling Gates' run. As I have mentioned above, comics work best when words and art come together. I have nothing but good things to say about Matt Camp's art in this book. It is a very clean and detailed style which suits this book well. I have to say in some places it reminded me a little of Geof Darrow. That is high praise. I also thought he did an excellent job in making subtle changes to Alura's face which clearly showed how she has aged from those earlier flashbacks on Krypton to the current events on New Krypton. While I look forward to Jamal Igle's return on Supergirl #50, I think the book is in more than capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 20, 2009

    This issue was very, very close to make it to "Must Read" status, with the adjustment towards the art and the confusing background characters really being the only major problems that stood out to me. After being bogged down by crossovers through most of the year, this is the type of issue that can put Supergirl back to the status it held in the latter part of 2008. This is definitely my favorite Superbook in some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 18, 2009

    On art, Matt Camp proves a capable replacement to series regular Jamal Igle, offering a very similar style, crisp storytelling and the ability to capture the emotion in these scenes. The quality of this series' artwork has always been one of its biggest draws, but that won't necessarily be the case much longer if Gates keeps churning out issues like this one. Let's hope he's given the freedom to do so. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 23, 2009

    "Supergirl" #47 has one big flaw, though, and it's an intensely predictable ending. The fate of Reactron seems so obvious from the start that I found myself wondering how they'd try and surprise us otherwise. As it turns out, it doesn't. I'm not saying that every comic needs to have an eleventh hour twist waiting around the corner, but for a book that seems to think it's faked us out, we get anything but that. Still, even with the obvious hanging over the book from start to finish, it's a nice enough issue. Here's hoping that next month finally starts focusing on Supergirl again. It is her own book, after all. Is that too much to ask for? Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...