Supergirl #12

Writer: Michael Green, Mike Johnson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

SUPERGIRL confronts SUPERMAN in his Fortress of Solitude about the Bottle City of Kandor. What mysterious connection does this have to a piece of Kryptonian debris that crashed with her ship?

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 17, 2012

    So great cliffhanger here, probably one not dealt with for a couple of months. The art was still very good. I know Sam Basri is drawing Supergirl #13. I wonder if that was to give Mahmud Asrar time to do all the art on the upcoming issues. But for me, the best thing about this issue was that opening scene. You can see Superman and Supergirl struggling to form a familial relationship when they are basically strangers. But there wasn't animosity. There weren't impenetrable walls. I get the sense that eventually these two will become friends. And that's really all I want. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 15, 2012

    We're finally seeing more interaction between Supergirl and Superman. From the way they met, it's not going to be the smoothest of relationships, at least not yet. This is something I'd like to see explored further as it is Superman's responsibility in some ways. We are getting some answers about Supergirl as well as some interesting new questions (which apparently will be addressed in next month's issue #0). I'm really digging the art on SUPERGIRL but Superman feels like he's being drawn different by all the different artists that have depicted him since the New 52 started. There's the 'return' of a certain character at the end that some may enjoy but I'm simply not a fan of this character. There's plenty to see here and this issue reminded me why I enjoy the idea of having Supergirl in current continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 15, 2012

    Supergirl stumbled a bit last month, but I'm happy to stay that issue #12 bounces it right back with an exciting, solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Aug 18, 2012

    As noted above, this was a pleasantly surprising read with some character development, (and more mysteries added than solved.) After the last issue which felt almost random and a way to fill an issue so that things weren't too involved before the Zero break, I am happy to have a nice read, and once we return to issue 13, I think that the book will get even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 16, 2012

    Given that next month offers up a "tell-all" #0 issue and that this issue is the twelfth of the current series, "Supergirl" #12 is amazingly accessible for new or lapsed readers. The Maid of Might has been searching for answers and now is the time to join her in that search. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Aug 20, 2012

    Wile Superman has a slew of creative issues " like how to write a story for a God on earth " Supergirl has avoided those. She's shown to be vulnerable and human, two traits which Green and Johnson exploit with aplomb. But the series has devolved into mediocrity and when you have your heroine battling toothy monsters at the ocean bed, you can't expect readers to stick around much longer. Read Full Review

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