Supergirl #50

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Special celebratory 50th issue! Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle reunite to tell an epic, oversized battle royale between the Girl of Steel and a mysterious, diabolical new foe! Still reeling from last issue's harrowing events, Supergirl is put to the test when she uncovers a terrible secret about her friend and confidant, Lana Lang. Plus! A look into a day in the life of the Girl of Steel written by Jake Black and Supergirl herself, actress Helen Slater!Featuring a cover by the man who redefined Supergirl for the 21st century, Michael Turner, SUPERGIRL #50 is an extra-sized extravaganza you won't want to miss!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 21, 2010

    Overall, Supergirl remains one of DC Comics strongest titles, and is a vital member of the Superman Family of books. Its well worth the read and monthly wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 19, 2010

    The price of this issue is a bit high, even for an oversized story and a backup, but the creative teams certainly do their best to give readers the most bang for their buck. Not only do you get two really fun stories, you get some of the best looking Supergirl art in ages, as both Jamal Igle and Cliff Chiang really step it up here. This issue took me by surprise, but really impressed me with how it turned out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 20, 2010

    To see things like a couple of extra face lines on Cat Grant which scream 'trying to look young', to see a crooked eyebrow and a half-frown showing how distraught Supergirl is in the #34 homage panel, or the joy exuding from her as she is flying above Metropolis ... it's all there and not overdone. It's sweet and can be appreciated by both new and established readers. It was a nice capstone for this over-sized anniversary issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 18, 2010

    This issue was a nice breather from the panicked dash back and forth from Earth to New Krypton. Given room to breathe, this story does just that. Some old plots are wrapped up nicely, but some others are exhumed. I hope Gates gets a little more time to let "Supergirl" fly solo following the massive Super-events set to hit these titles in the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 18, 2010

    Being an anniversary issue, the book also includes a highly-touted backup written by Helen Slater, star of the rather unfortunate Supergirl live action film. Despite the writer's "star" status, however, the star of this show is undoubtedly artist Cliff Chiang, who brings the same lively, iconic cartooning he brought to the Doctor Thirteen strip from a few years back. As far as the story is concerned, there really isn't one to speak of, as Slater and co-writer Jake Black fail to make any real statement on the Supergirl character other than to give us the type of character bio once found in the back of issues of 52 and Countdown. Read Full Review

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