Supergirl #16

Writer: Steve Orlando, Jody Houser Artist: Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
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6.3User Rating

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"PLAIN SIGHT" part two! Public pressure runs high and there's no debate-you're either for Supergirl or against her! As the people of National City divide over their feelings on Supergirl, the teen hero finds it increasingly hard to balance her daily life with her role as her city's protector. With the DEO and fellow intern Ben Rubel closing in on her secret identity and the added pressures of Catco's internship, the last thing on Supergirl's mind is an upcoming school dance that's more trouble than expected.

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 15, 2017

    I have to say, this comic is clicking right now. I think we have a new focus and a new direction. And the art is beautiful. The Artgerm variant covers are just spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2017

    Another new villain, an alien warrior queen of some kind, doesn't seem to add much so far, but Orlando and Houser's Kara is easily the most compelling version we've gotten in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 13, 2017

    Overall, it's clear where this is going so we hope to get there soon: Supergirl captured by the D.E.O. and forced to square off, or stepping to their doorstep yelling "Hector" like Achilles. Either would be fun and propel us back into a high-stakes territory. In the meantime, small-time villains and cameos will hold us over and hopefully build to something unexpected themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 18, 2018

    Sometimes a story is so well written that I forgive sub par art. In this case, the art really is strong enough to cover a largely sub par story. This issue is worth picking up, just to look at. And I hope those who read it find the story more engrossing than I did. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 19, 2017

    Supergirl made a big debut in shops last year, but slowly lost momentum as Brian Ching's blocky pencils and scratchy inks didn't win over many fans. Steve Orlando, though, is one of DC's brightest rising star writers and he's kept this book on a steady path. His co-writing with Jody Houser has made the high school elements more authentic and the relationship with Kara's adoptive parents rings truer, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Dec 15, 2017

    Despite a few negatives, this was a great issue. It had beautiful artwork, heart, action and a fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Dec 16, 2017

    The hunting of Supergirl continues in this thrilling arc! We see the kind of person Kara truly is in this issue. She knows she could be captured or hurt, but she continues to try to help as many as she can. This shows how amazing she really is. The art is phenomenal, and the plot is driven by her determination. There are dark secrets afoot; will Kara be able to push through? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 13, 2017

    This issue of Supergirl is mostly setup we've seen already and villains that are too alike.  I liked the art, but the progress made with last issue comes to a screeching halt and I can only hope it picks up again next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 14, 2017

    The comic tries to add too many elements from the television show, but instead should be taking the time to figure out its own identity. Read Full Review

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