Supergirl #56

Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Just as Supergirl was getting used to being on Earth again, it's back to the stars as Bizarro Supergirl drags the Girl of Steel to Bizarro World! But when the pair discovers a monstrous threat to the square planet's existence, will they be able to save the day? And now that the threat has seen Supergirl, how soon until Earth is its next target?

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 24, 2010

    And great art as well. I had to include this panel of the Bizarro Sterling Gates inserted into the book by Jamal Igle. Igle has such a handle on the character. I don't have it here, but the panel where we first see BizarroGirl, happily saying 'goodbye' to Bizarro #1 was perfectly playful. On a side note, I don't see any bike shorts on BizarroGirl. Purposeful omission? We still don't know if Igle will remain on the book as no official word (as far as I know) has leaked about that. But, as I have said before, if he is leaving I'll be disappointed. His stuff is just perfect for this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 27, 2010

    Like a bird, or a plane, this title continues to ascend every month. Gates and Igle bring out the best in each other's work and together they certainly are a solid duo. The two of them, combined with Sibal, Blond, and Lanham (on letters and super-cool Bizarro-speak balloons) make this book one of the best on the stands nowadays, and it only seems to be getting better. For fans needing a Super-fix each month, this title is sitting here, just waiting to impress. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Sep 23, 2010

    Although I've never been a Bizarro fan, not least of which because of the poor execution over the years, I'm interested in finding out how Superman and Supergirl work together after the New Krypton events. I'd also like to see Supergirl come into her own after this story-arc, much like Batgirl has in her current series. No new ground is broken in this issue, and it's a lot of filler, but it does advance the story quite well. The cover is this issue's highest saving grace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    In a lot of ways, this issue is a step in the right direction. Jamal Igle's work continues to be very strong, especially with inker Jon Sibal on board. The concepts that Sterling Gates presents for Bizarroworld are really cool, even if there are some missteps in the execution. My biggest problem is still the ending, as I feel that Supergirl is a strong enough character to stand on her own and this issue would be a great way to bring her out of the funk that the character has put herself into over the last few years. It could be a turning point, but I feel like Gates is backpedaling too hard. Read Full Review

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