Supergirl #36

Supergirl #36

Writer: K. Perkins, Mike Johnson Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The new writing team of Mike Johnson and K. Perkins enroll Supergirl in the Crucible Academy! Against her own will, Kara has been selected to join the mysterious academy, which promises to train her and other beings of cosmic importance to serve the forces of good in the universe. But whos pulling the strings behind the academy? And what are Karas chances of survival if she decides to drop out? Guest-starring Superboy!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Nov 21, 2014

    Overall, and to put it short and sweet, this issue is simply sensational. I really can't find any faults with this issue, as a matter of fact, I think it's perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 21, 2014

    In case you didn't get the vibe, I thought this was a great issue. Sure there was some great action of a powerful Supergirl. And yes, the art is just stunning. But it is the characterization of Kara that I loved the most. She is on Earth and accepting it. She is working a job. We see her food shopping and washing clothes. This is her home. And she is suddenly an eager hero, willing to stand up to Superman and tell him he needs to do what's right. Wonderful ... This issue is 2 days old and I already want to read more. So congratulations to this new creative team. Thanks for accepting the past, making Supergirl great and heroic, and moving things forward!  I couldn't ask for more from a 'bold new direction'. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Meg Nov 21, 2014

    The Crucible holds promise for Kara's character. While she may not have initially liked the idea of training and learning, hopefully she'll warm up to it now that she's been given the opportunity. Supergirl #36 is the first step toward giving Kara the story and development she's deserved all along. With a fantastic new creative team and a new storyline to boot, Kara has the chance to grow into the Supergirl the reader has wanted all along. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Nov 19, 2014

    What happens is that the series once again seems to have some promise to stand on its own, something that it didn't have since the first year of its stories. While readers and fans of the character might be waiting a long time for some eventual stability within this title as opposed to outside interference, it would appear that this might be that issue where it starts, even if Superman is here for about two pages. As one of the few titles featuring a female superhero, this title could definitely use the attention which it deserves from both the fans and the creators, but it is to the creators to make that happen, and hopefully this will be the first step. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 21, 2014

    Supergirl #36 has a new creative team, a new direction and a new While it's mostly setup, I enjoyed the setup for the Crucible Academy and am looking forward to see what it's all about. I could get cheesy and say something like, "I'll give this trip to school a...", but instead I'll give it the score below. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 21, 2014

    The highlight, without question, is the art by Lupacchino, one of DC's rising stars. Her clean line and adaptable style works as the book shifts settings quickly, and at each turn Luppachino is doing something interesting with the page. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 23, 2014

    Supergirl, it seems, is trying to find its own 'Batgirl of Burnside' vibe. There're hints that this will be a run interested in getting to know characters, what they love, and what they believe strongly enough to fight over, but for now it remains only a hint. Emanuela Lupacchino helps to smooth things over while the new creative team gets settled and a number of tempting cliffhangers left unresolved make it hard not to want to come back next month, but I'd understand if some readers choose to just wait for the next issue to make their decision. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 26, 2014

    Both her short stint as a super-barrista, including another argument with Clark (when will these two be NICE to each other?), and her testing in space continue the trend of an angry young girl whose rage (sadly) may not have burnt out during her stint as a Red Lantern (its only saving grace). I'm far from sold on the book's new-ish direction which lacks the wit, humor, and style of the new Batgirl. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    confusiongrows Nov 19, 2014

    The most enjoyable and well put together issue of Supergirl in some time. A great start to the new arc which keeps Kara's character growth intact and sets her off in a new direction while giving her more depth than she has been written with in the preceding run. Highly recommended.

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups Nov 20, 2014

    I dig this issue. With all the new creative teams and new directions just not one direction please, Supergirl is going somewhere worth following. Supergirl has always been a book that had some trouble finding its grounding but I have a feeling this next adventure might just establish Supergirl's character's foundation enough to build on. We already know that she and Captain Comet are gonna develop something if you happened to have read the Future's End one shot so it's something to look forward to. Also the first few pages where Kara and Clark have a conversation shows Kara's human side which I enjoyed. The artwork is well-done, the inks are great and the colors are vibrant. The addition of Perkins is something I'm excited about and I will join Kara in Space "Hogwarts". I also like the fact that Supergirl doesn't try so hard to be cool like a certain girl who used to live in Gotham, has red hair, a cop for a dad, and some scandalous moments with Mr. Grayson.

  • 8.0
    Michael71 Nov 22, 2014

    I feel as though this is a great jumping on point for Supergirl. It is well drawn and and even better written. I recommend it! I have added this title to my pull list.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Nov 28, 2014

    An intriguing new direction for Supergirl. This might be a decent story.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 20, 2014

    Fine. Just fine.

  • 8.5
    wooble89 Dec 12, 2014

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Nov 20, 2014

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Nov 30, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Dec 11, 2014

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