Supergirl #19

Writer: Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
9.1Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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In his search to write a CatCo piece on the truth about Supergirl, Ben Rubel interviews a young kid named Lee Serano, who recently became friends with the Girl of Steel. As Lee struggles with their parents and bullies at school for acceptance as non-binary, Supergirl is caught between punching her way through the problem and standing beside Lee as a symbol of hope.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Mar 20, 2018

    This is an incredible, well-written, well-crafted installment that puts the emphasis on compassion and acceptance while showing that not all heroics are about heat-vision and super-punches. Its possibly one of the best single-issue stories that any of the Big Two will put out this year, and its well-worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Mar 14, 2018

    With all the craziness that's going on in this country, it was nice to see something positive and informative. I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQ community, but I am still learning about the community. This issue made me step out of my comfort zone and hope it makes others step out of theirs as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 18, 2018

    This is a great issue. The art is gorgeous throughout; there are so many stand out panels and pages. I just love Campbell's work in this. Orlando and Ayala provide a very sweet and hopeful story. There's a simplicity to it in how it examines young people trying to deal with their internal confusion especially in a society that functions in particular way. What happens when that system doesn't recognize you? It's very effective. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 14, 2018

    With Supergirl coming to an end next month, this issue very much felt like a personal, carefully crafted story that Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala wanted to write while they still had the chance and readers willing to take the time with a slower paced issue will be so very glad they did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Mar 13, 2018

    Overall the book is a triumph. Its a step forward and its something the creative team should be proud of. Its a book thats going to be talked about and start discussions and maybe help some people work through some things. I dont know that my words have done it justice but I would urge you check it out, if only as an example of something done right, and with nuance from the creative team down to the execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2018

    This is probably the best Supergirl run since Sterling Gates' time, at least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 16, 2018

    Im a sucker for action and battles, but when a smaller scale story is told as well as this one is, I appreciate it all the more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 19, 2018

    Kara doesn't forget the life she saved, but checks in with the troubled Lee later down the line helping the non-binary character deal with bullies at school and come out to parents. More than just saving Lee's life, Kara offered the character hope. And hope can change the world. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Adel Roff Mar 14, 2018

    Orlando and Ayala knock this episode out of the park with showing the human compassion Supergirl has to offer those who struggle to have their own voice. Non-binary people are minorities in the gender identifying movement. To see a comic demonstrate the importance of accepting all scenarios of gender-identifying people is a breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Mar 14, 2018

    Jamal Campbell stands in with a very different style of art than we're accustomed to seeing in the issue. The tone changes to a more serious one, which is befitting of the subject it's meant to tackle but also helpful in shaking off some of the excessive goofiness of the series. Is it still light when it needs to be? Sure, and it even ham fists a winking scene, the type that feels ubiquitous in this series, though if you have been following these Supergirl reviews you know this reviewer is hardly a fan of them. Still, the style and colors make for a beautiful National City and an especially awesome-looking Supergirl (especially in a panel that shows an imaginative evil Supergirl, so dope that it demands a series unto itself). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 15, 2018

    While a story about how a superhero can impact one specific person is nothing new, a high level of craft ensures that Supergirl #19 soars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 14, 2018

    Steve Orlando's run on Supergirl is coming to a close and this issue seems to be a very personal one he wanted to tell before leaving.  Supergirl puts aside heroics to be a friend and an ear to talk to and in the end, that's a really good start. Read Full Review

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