Supergirl #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Brian Ching Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMEN" part two! Supergirl battles Cyborg Superman in the Fortress of Solitude-and there can be only one winner! But even a temporary victory can spell certain doom for Kara and her new home as her father's plan at last comes to light! Meanwhile, the race for Cat Grant's prized internship heats up, and Kara finds her human competition to be just as challenging!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 12, 2016

    This is an excellent issue. There is wonderful character building for Kara and the characterization of Cyborg Superman is working very well. The art is wonderful and it is such a fun book to read. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Oct 12, 2016

    VerdictSteve Orlando and Brian Ching make a great team to tell a story about family, fear, and stepping out of your comfort zone -- appropriately, it's synchronous with this week's Supergirl TV show episode, at least thematically. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 13, 2016

    But the middle part of the book pretty much stole the show for me. Cat Grant consumes her part of the story the way her character eats others for breakfast. Making an appearance at Karas high school, she delivers a speech about starting up Cat Co, the media conglomerate she runs on the television show. Once again I really have to credit Orlando. I could almost hear Calista Flockhart delivering these lines of dialogue, particularly when she berates Kara for doubting herself. Once again, Supergirl is dealing with someone who is both a threat and an ally, with good intentions that may not be the best thing for her. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 14, 2016

    And this story with the Cyborg probably will work well for new readers. I assume that the purpose of this story is to have Kara finally put Krypton behind her and embrace Earth as her home. But old readers have seen this now, a few times in the last several years. But I think this creative team is on the right track. I like this Supergirl. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 12, 2016

    In Supergirl #2, Steve Orlando, Brian Ching, and Michael Atiyeh take the internal conflict between Earth and Krypton out of Supergirl's head and into the light of day. Cyborg Superman may speak Kara's language and give her the offer of a return to her home planet, but his Argo City is definitely not And Orlando doesn't just focus on the upcoming battle, but deepens the characters of Cat Grant and Eliza Danvers as Kara begins to forge relationships. Ching's loose, John Romita Jr-esque art style that adds energy to the brawl between Cyborg Superman and Supergirl, and Atiyeh's nostalgic color palette make Supergirl #2 a comic with both a physical and emotional punch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 15, 2016

    As much as I'm enjoying reading Supergirl adventures again that are in the mainline continuity, I'm still feeling wary on this book overall for the reasons stated above. I like what Orlando and Ching are doing with it in a general sense as they're trying to find a cohesive version to work with but there's just so much going on that it's kind of an overload book when you get down to it. Ching has some really great sequences here, especially the creative aspects of how the Cyborg Superman modifies himself along the way, but I really just want more of seeing Kara as herself – not her high school self of Supergirl self – adjusting to life and being who she is. There's a lot of potential to this book and I have a lot of hope for it, so I'll be sticking around for some time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 16, 2016

    Feeling isolated and conflicted as a resident of Earth with vivid memories of Krypton, Kara finds herself struggling with both of the cultures she claims. Supergirl is neither convinced by the claims of the Cyborg Superman who insists he is her father nor comfortable with the confidence that potential mentor Cat Grant expects her to exhibit. Will the Maid of Might fit in anywhere? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 14, 2016

    This and Kara's interactions at home help to build a slice-of-life or young adult spine to the book, assisted by Brian Ching and Mike Atiyeh who get the chance to capture incredibly powerful beings in action, but also in their downtime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Oct 12, 2016

    Supergirl #2 is another fine issue in the series. Cat Grant steals the show, but there's a lot of interesting stuff set up between Supergirl and Cyborg Superman, and the art throughout is vibrant and fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Oct 13, 2016

    Overall, the best part of Supergirl's Rebirth so far, aside from the great artwork, is the pleasant surprise of a plot this significant, this soon. It's also a curse as the human half of Kara's story feels like a petty distraction in comparison, so I expect even better things once there's better parity between the two plots. The mystery is definitely engaging, and we can all look forward to seeing how Kara copes with balancing the hope of her family and loved ones with the potential reality of its negative consequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Oct 12, 2016

    The art in this comic is also very interesting. The artist draws all of his characters to look very wiry, which works for Supergirl in a way that it wouldn't work for Superman. DC seems uncomfortable with making Supergirl broad shouldered and muscular, so I think, if they aren't going to go in that direction, then this wiry direction works for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 19, 2016

    As for Kara's battle with her Frankensteinish father, it ends an anti-climactic manner. However, the comic does return to that plotline by the end of the issue as Kara's doubts and concerns about what the creature told her are confirmed. While a single version of Cyborg-Superman is destroyed, her father's mutated form is still out there awaiting his next attempt to reconnect with his daughter and complete his plan to restore Argo City (the Kryptonian home where he and Kara lived), no matter what the cost. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 13, 2016

    Following his strong debut, Steve Orlando's second chapter dials up the drama, bombarding Kara with everything from job interviews to robot revelations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2016

    This issue reveals a glint of detail with some flashbacks that may or may not be true. It sets up a character that could be a love interest too, but overall it's an underwhelming table setting issue for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2016

    This issue was a bit of a downer and while that sort of thing happens, it's a shame it happened so early in the series.  Steve Orlando seems to still be searching for this book's focus and while Brian Ching's art was good, it wasn't as good as the last issue.  I still am hoping to fall in love with this book, I just haven't been able to yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 14, 2016

    Conclusion: While overall this is not a bad issue, it just moves to fast for me. I would like to spend more time with Kara and adjusting to here family and school life. I would like for the Cyborg Superman story line to hold off and maybe have played more in the background for a few more issues while we get to know Kara. Ideally, I would like more stories with Kara and doing some "Supergirling" on the side before we jump straight into a big story arc. Read Full Review

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