Supergirl #2

Writer: Michael Green, Mike Johnson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Get ready for a super-smackdown as Supergirl fights her cousin, The Man of Steel! What could cause these two to come to blows? Can the teenage Supergirl hold her own against the adult Superman? Well, let's just say she's got a trick or two up those fancy new sleeves of hers...

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 21, 2011

    Of all the relaunched books, I was looking forward to this one quite a bit, largely to see what Asrar would do with a title that had a stronger profile than much of his previous work. To this point, I've been handsomely rewarded more than anticipated, as the story has been crisp and invigorating. Most importantly, however, is the fact that of the two issues so far, I am able (in good conscience) to share then with my eleven-year-old daughter and not concern myself over the content of the book or the presentation of the character. DC definitely got this book right, so right that it deserves to be shared. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 22, 2011

    We don't get too much further in terms of plot from where we were last time, but Kara becomes nearly fully-formed in this issue, laying down a very exciting potential for her evolution in her newest incarnation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 24, 2011

    As a result of neither Superman or Supergirl remembering each other as they were, Supergirl lets loose with unheard of ferocity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Oct 20, 2011

    I am really enjoying this series so far. The writers are doing a fantastic job at developing Kara and giving her a believable personality. There is, on average, one really big, long fight per issue; and while these fights have been great so far, their length is preventing the plot to develop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 19, 2011

    With this new start, there are a lot of questions that remain for Supergirl and where she's going to fit in with the DC Universe. This version is showing us she clearly has what it takes to survive and I can't wait to see her take on some real enemies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Oct 19, 2011

    Green and Johnson offer up plenty of food for thought in issue #2 in regard to not only Kara's origin, but also just how the yellow sun affects her differently than it does her cousin. The juxtaposition of her frightened, nervous inner monologue with her actions says buckets about the character and has me beyond excited to continue this story next month. The only real downer of issue #3 is the quick cutaway from Supergirl after she learns of Krypton's destruction, moving instead to another location entirely to tease something new. While I'm sure we'll see the fallout of Kara's revelation in issue #3, it would've been nice to see that beat resolved in the same issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Oct 26, 2011

    There was a voluptuousness to the artwork, especially the close-ups of Superman, that helped keep the ludicrousness of the story from taking over, but the art won't save this book after issue three. Why? That's when Supergirl gets her new power, and sales will start to drop. If Superman is too powerful, as that vocal minority whines about so often, why is Supergirl gaining another ability? Especially with the faux debate that DC spins on, that Supergirl is more powerful than Superman. Superman's meeting with Supergirl has usually been a moment where he's pleased to not be alone, to have some family. Well, if you wanted a relatable situation, you now have it. The House of El is officially dysfunctional. Oh, 8 minute read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 29, 2012

    Since this was one of the first issues of the last incarnation of Supergirl, I suppose they are of medium importance to a Supergirl collection. They really set the tone for the first 20 or so issues. It is probably available for under $5. But reviewing this reminded me that I didn't like this book very much back then. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 20, 2011

    Overall, Supergirl #2 does more to pique the readers interest in Superman and the rebooted DCnU version of Krypton than interest the reader in the series title character. Im unsure how this series, and rebooted Kara, will play out. If I wasnt such a die hard Superman fan, whos followed the superhero since before I was in grade school, Id probably consider dropping the series all together. Read Full Review

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