Supergirl #17

Writer: Mike Johnson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The penutimate chaper of HEL ON EARTH! Earth is on the brink of destruction as HEls machinations come to fruition! How far will Kara go to save Krypton?

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 25, 2013

    While writers seem to be trying more and more to bring a human element into their stories, it's nice to see two people pound on each other over the course of 22 pages. The end of Kara's fight with Diana isn't necessarily surprising, but it definitely shows that both women are forces with which to be reckoned. And if you're like me, and your interest in Supergirl was starting to wane, Issue #17 will rekindle the fires. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Feb 22, 2013

    If you're keeping up with the H'el on Earth Crossover event, Supergirl #17 is integral. If the event has no interest for you, but you just want to keep reading Supergirl, go for it. If you've been a fan of this title it still has all the things you've come to love. My issues with Wonder Woman's costume aside, Supergirl #17 is another really strong entry into Kara Zor-El's New 52 adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Mar 2, 2013

    Honestly, I haven't been the biggest fan of this storyline, mostly because it has seemed very rushed and that there have been a few holes that I still don't understand (I hope the Oracle character is better explained in the conclusion as I really am confused as to his/its role in the story.) Next month, I believe we have a new writer for the book so we'll see what direction Kara takes next. See you next month". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tastydelicious Feb 23, 2013

    Mahmud Asrar continues his well drawn renditions of the book. Even though the tone is slightly darker in this book, Asrar's kinetic and fast moving pencils help the issue move along at an incredibly fast pace. Dave McCaig also contributes a nice color palette to this issue that brightens up the bleak surroundings of Supergirl. It is a testament to the quality of Supergirl that the book can retain such a high level of quality even in the middle of a mediocre event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 22, 2013

    So in this issue, we have tremendous art. We have Supergirl seeing the errors of her ways. And we have subtle dialogue trying to salvage the characterization of Kara that has come before this. We have a coloring error by Dave McCaig who puts Superman's red shorts back on, on a splash page no less. (It is a rare miss for McCaig who otherwise is stellar with nuanced colors around things like the sunburst, etc.) But in the end, it is an issue were a deluded Supergirl is trying to stop Wonder Woman from saving the world. And I have had enough of Supergirl being the duped villain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 20, 2013

    In the end this issue was not the best, but it was not so bad either. I think the writer depicted Kara very appropriately. It makes sense that she is uneasy and a little bit reckless in some scenes. The art in the issue was also very good and the layout of the panels (particularly the action scenes) were really well executed. This is not really the best place to pick up the story. If you have been following the 'H'el On Earth' story arc then you might enjoy it, but I personally felt this to be one of the series' weaker issues. Read Full Review

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