Supergirl #5

Writer: Michael Green Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Supergirl's nightmare is finally over she has left Earth and has somehow made it back to Argo City! But it's not the home she remembers, and a deadly new adversary stands in her way.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Jan 21, 2012

    This was a great issue; I loved every minute while reading it. I love to see Kara's human side, her emotions, and her heart. Your shown she's vulnerable and this makes her relatable. Even with super human powers she can be hurt. With the introduction to this new character called Reign, we learn important information that has exciting potential for future issues. This story arc has definitely been set up very nicely to captivate the reader, not only by Kara but by the villains she is facing. You want to know more about it all. I highly recommend this issue as a must read, and give it 5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 23, 2012

    We see Supergirl expressing every emotion in the book. From the above desperation to the despair of discovering that Superman told the truth. Kara's anger is palpable, and you'll never once think of her as Superman's lil' cousin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 19, 2012

    "Supergirl" is a fine addition to the relaunch, and an even better showcase of what the relaunch could have been (or could still become) for other titles. This is a title unafraid to reinvent the character -- visually and narratively -- or the world around her. "Supergirl" doesn't stop there, however, as this title also serves as a lush showcase for new talent and new styles. Sure, we're almost half a year in, but the story in "Supergirl" is as fresh and exciting as it was in issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 20, 2012

    And I have to say it again. If you are Superman and another surviving Kryptonian comes to Earth, someone who is potentially family, I doubt you would leave her to her own devices. I better see Kara seek out Kal or vice versa soon. It doesn't make sense otherwise. Lastly, I could spend a whole post gushing about Mahmud Asrar. Amazing stuff here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 24, 2012

    A dependable read, one that lays a lot of the groundwork for plotlines to come, but the time is ripe for Supergirl to become more of her own woman, rather than the pawn, punching-bag, or prize of others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 20, 2012

    The artwork did a fantastic job of depicting Argo City as this cemetery lost in space and the color treatment was a little darker than previous issues which was perfect in this case because there is nothing vibrant or bright about Kara's discovery. Oh yeah, a new enemy emerges which reveals one of Krypton's past indiscretions Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 18, 2012

    Now that all the mumbo-jumbo is out of the way, hopefully issue #6 will get the story back on track. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Jan 24, 2012

    The art on the book is a saving grace, but I find myself saying this about all of the the Superman Family titles. Poorly written stories, eye-catching art. Reign's costume is blatant as sin. On the cover it looks as if her bosoms are falling out of the package. However, even the skin show cannot save this book from its poor craftsmanship. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Jan 29, 2012

    Supergirl #5 had the chance to be great but was let down by the writing. Read Full Review

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