Supergirl #28

Writer: Antony Bedard Artist: Yildiray Cinar, Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

A RED LANTERN RING is coming to get Kara - and it will change her forever! No lie! Not an imaginary story! It's really going to happen! "Red Daughter of Krypton" starts here!

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Feb 22, 2014

    This isn't the kind of book I would normally pick up but I'm glad I gave Supergirl a chance, it was the idea that she would become a Red Lantern that intrigued me but once I arrived the story and artwork kept me interested and enough to bring me back next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Feb 25, 2014

    Supergirl #28 is a fantastic issue that not only gives Kara some well-deserved character growth in the wake of nonstop conflict, but also starts to make the New 52 universe a little more inclusive. Some fans were disenchanted with the idea that a member of the Superman family would become a Red Lantern, but it makes sense and Tony Bedard does a great job explaining why. Having Kara submit to her rage is definitely a divisive decision, but it pays off in spades for a character who flounders around more often than not. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Feb 22, 2014

    If you're a Red Lantern fan and have read this month's issue, then I highly suggest you go and buy this issue as this does fill in a few things like how she got a Red Lantern ring in the first place. The comic was actually not bad despite the few hiccups. It does leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 21, 2014

    There are subtle moments (like the one above) which work showing Supergirl's despair. But there are moments where she seems irrational, blaming others for the problems she has brought on herself by running away all the time. The art is superlative. But I reserve the right to change my mind if this red lantern stuff plods or moves the book backwards as opposed to moving it ahead and back on track. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 24, 2014

    Although I'm against throwing a ring on an already super-powered character like Supergirl, I have hopes the experience might give her a bit more perspective once she inevitably returns to normal (and gives her a little bit of Power Girl‘s spunk, which this version of Kara is sorely lacking). And, hey, maybe we'll get a cameo from Dex-Starr? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Feb 20, 2014

    The premise of Kara being a Red Lantern is enticing, but Lobo keeps #28 from being a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 20, 2014

    Even though this is the beginning of the Red Daughter of Krypton story, we've already had two other stories in the Green Lantern/Red Lantern flip book, and sadly Supergirl is the least interesting character in each story.  Cinar's artwork is very pleasing to the eye, as for story it seems that we've had Supergirl just slugging away at Lobo for the past two and a half issues.  I get it she's angry and doesn't like his jerk off face, but I expected more of a origin to this story than just Hulk smash.  Hopefully the rest of the story will be more impressive than this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 19, 2014

    Theres a good match for this concept hiding somewhere in this book, but its buried pretty deep at this point. Kara would actually stand out MORE in the Red Lanterns in the state that shes in for being so completely defined by a single personality trait: her anger. She needs more than that as both an amazing legacy character and the protagonist of her own series. Theres such a rush to show how angry she is this issue that they neglect to show us why we should care. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 20, 2014

    Based on this issue, Supergirl's new gig feels like anything but a promotion. Read Full Review

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