Supergirl #13

Writer: Mike Johnson Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Supergirl in all-out battle with a new, deadly version of an old foe: Tycho! Check out Karas very own Fortress of Solitude!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 19, 2012

    Still, this was a good issue, briskly paced, running the gamut of emotions, having Kara learn her origins, having her defeat an arch-nemesis, and adding Sanctuary. And she was called too nice! That's a lot for one issue. I just think maybe it was a bit too much. I needed a moment for Supergirl to catch her breath and let me catch my breath too. (I wonder if the team would have liked to have stretched this to two issues only to have the merging with H'El take over.) Add to that the smooth lines of Basri standing in for Asrar. (In particular, I think Basri did a great job on Supergirl's costume, minimizing the distracting corners of the lower hem.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Oct 20, 2012

    We have now began to settle into the second year of the New 52, and I'm sure there are many stories about this in the various media (print, internet, and broadcast) so I don't really think that other than yet another opinion I don't have anything fresh to offer on that point. But, from the perspective of this and the other Super-Family titles that I read, it has been off to a good start. However, it is time to have stories that don't exist just to introduce a new concept every single issue. This has become too predictable, and these characters are strong enough to stand on their own in just meaningless stories, or stories that can concentrate on other parts of their lives. Let's see more of Kara adjusting to Earth and less mourning over Krypton. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 17, 2012

    SUPERGIRL has been a roller coaster for me. I really enjoyed her first appearance in the New 52 but some later issues started making me lose interest. Things are looking up as Supergirl deals with the transformed Simon Tycho seen in the early issues. She also discovers the truth about her final days on Krypton. It almost feels like it's too soon to give her all the answers but at the same time, it's refreshing to see this not dragged out for too long. Sami Basri does a remarkable job as the guest artist. It's always refreshing to see Basri's name on the credits of a comic. The series has been amping up lately and the upcoming crossover sounds promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Oct 19, 2012

    Overall, Supergirl #13 was another solid issue in a series that does not get all the credit that it deserves. This issue, accompanied with the #0 issue, would be a great little jumping on point for this series. So if you are not on board, I suggest you get on board quickly. The end, as pointed out earlier, acted as a nice little lead up to the upcoming crossover, which I am eagerly anticipating. I may even be anticipating it more so after reading this issue.  Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 17, 2012

    Sami Basri is the guest artist on the issue, fresh off of the recently cancelled Voodoo. While I adore regular artist Mahmud Asrar's work, his style is more befitting action sequences; Basri is a stellar fit for this issue that is more or less confined to one locale and two characters talking. His slick lines and emotive faces are pitch perfect for conveying the subject matter of the issue, and colorist Dave McCaig is able to provide consistency between the two different artists. Collected in a trade, the changeover will be noticeable but appropriate. Closeups of Kara are particularly impressive, as is the visual storytelling that leads to Tycho's entrapment. Hopefully DC can find Basri a regular gig again soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Oct 19, 2012

    This book is remarkably consistent, but there's little charm in this issue's script. Sam Basri's art, as fun and readable as it is, doesn't match the level of regular artist Mahmud Asrar, though colorist Dave McCaig provides a nice throughline. Solid fun, but not electrifying. Read Full Review

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