Supergirl #18

Writer: Mike Johnson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Its a new dawn for the Girl of Steel after the nightmare of HEL ON EARTH! Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DCs deadliest villains!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 22, 2013

    The only moderate complaint was Karen's comments. Maybe I am reading it wrong? Since we know that Michael Alan Nelson's first issue features Power Girl in her Supergirl outfit and Kara 'dying', it looks like this story will simply meld into Nelson's run. In some ways it keeps the title feeling seamless as we move forward. On the other hand, I would have loved a sort of epilogue issue by Mike Johnson, wrapping up his thoughts on the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thefrozenreptile Apr 4, 2013

    The interior art saved this issue from being consigned to one of the worst of the run. I didn't like the H'el on Earth storyline very much and was hoping that the series would pick up again once it was over. Sadly, the first effort was a bridging book, and without significant character development (other than showing again that Kara can be stubborn.) I look forward to the new regular writer and Asrar's return. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 21, 2013

    The inclusion of Power Girl is welcome as well. As a fan of Paul Levitz's work on Worlds' Finest, I have been eager to see the two Karas meet. The meeting won't be without conflict, as Power Girl is somehow weakened by Supergirl's presence. This is some intriguing set up by a creative team that doesn't even receive proper credit on the cover! Hannah overuses expository tools like thought balloons and caption boxes, but the guy knows what he is doing. Maybe one day he'll even get credit for it. Imagine the poor guy, now he has a DC Comic under his belt, an issue he will treasure forever, and some other dude's name is on the cover. C'mon DC, we here at Den of Geek really enjoy making you guys look like a million bucks, we are slavering fans, honest. Can you help us out? Just a bit? Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - thisjohnd Mar 26, 2013

    Frank Hannah is on writing duties in this book. Searching around the Internet, it appears that this is Hannah's first writing gig in comic form, having previously written for film. This isn't a badly written book for a first-time writer, but Kara does flip-flop between feeling all-powerful (when she leaves the space station that she's currently residing on to recoup) and commenting on how she's dead inside (in her fight with Lava Woman, who returns from Superboy #3). In short, Supergirl continues to not feel like Supergirl should and that's a shame. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Apr 1, 2013

    So if you haven't picked up on it yet I wasn't a fan of this issue. Does it set up interesting events for Kara's future? Sure. But as I said, the scripting in this issue really leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The only consolation one can take away is that the writers will change again on Supergirl #20 (from Frank Hannah to Michael Alan Nelson). Asrar will also be back next issue. Read Full Review

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