Supergirl #21

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 17
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Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar's deadly axe to solve the mystery-along with a traveling companion you won't believe!  

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Aug 8, 2018

    I couldn't find anything wrong with this book and I am so excited for the team of Marc Andreyko and Kevin Maguire. I look forward to seeing more from this team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Aug 8, 2018

    With excellent artwork and solid storytelling, what we have here is truly something special that I definitely recommend picking up. So much so that I already find myself wanting to read the next issue right now. Luckily for us Supergirl fans, the next issue comes out in only one month as opposed to the four month break between Issue #20 and this issue #21, and that makes me happier than a flying dog wearing a red cape. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Aug 14, 2018

    Andreyko and Maguire hand in a very engaging fresh start to Supergirl, filled with a juicy mystery and some very beautiful character work. This book comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Aug 10, 2018

    Supergirl #21 spirals out of Man of Steel's story, but Andreyko sets up a plan to make it uniquely Kara's story as opposed to an offshoot of Clarks. Absolutely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 8, 2018

    I've been a lapsed Supergirl reader since the early days of DC Rebirth, but with this new creative team and this engaging new mystery, I'm ready to sign on for the long haul. Read Full Review

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    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 10, 2018

    This is a great start to a new story. It's great rather than good and I'm excited to see what lies ahead. Let's see what happens. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 8, 2018

    This is a very promising start to a run that may be a better take on the whole Rogol Zaar plot than the main books. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 10, 2018

    A great starting point for new readers, and a refreshing new direction for established fans, Pick up Supergirl #21 at your local comic shop. Read Full Review

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    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Aug 8, 2018

    The first issue of a brand new run for this book starts now and it immediately breathes new life into this dying book. Andreyko has come in after a fairly big change to the landscape of the Superman adjacent books, and new beginnings are hard to pull off. However, Andreyko has succeeded through incredible dialogue to engage the reader and make them care about Kara's new mission. The only let down from this books is the art that we're getting. Art is subjective and I'm sure there are many that will enjoy this art. I'm just not one of them. Overall though, I really enjoyed this issue. Read Full Review

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    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 8, 2018

    Supergirl #21 is a promising new start for the Girl of Tomorrow as she begins her investigation into the death of Krypton. Marc Andreyko keeps the emotions at the forefront of the story, and Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, and FCO Plascencia do great work on the visuals. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Paul Tracy Aug 9, 2018

    Supergirl #21 is a fantastic jumping off point for the Girl of Steel. It provides a well-paced and smartly told story, brought to life through vivid and well-coined art. The knowledge that this book is going to weave throughout other books while maintaining its own jam-packed storyline is a very intriguing detail that makes this book a sure bet for my pull list. If you're a fan of the Kryptonian Heroes or just looking for a good title to add to your collection, I strongly recommend picking up Part One of the Killers of Krypton. Her cousin has 1,000 issues under his belt, it's time that Supergirl gets a lot more love! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 14, 2018

    Marc Andreyko and Kevin Maguire are an interesting pairing for this book. I enjoyed Kara's interactions with Superman and Hal Jordan (even if I've never been the biggest fan of how Maguire draws the universe's greatest Green Lantern). As for who or what is going to great lengths to hide the information that Supergirl seeks, I guess we'll just have too wait and see what she uncovers in her travels. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Aug 10, 2018

    "Supergirl" #21 sure looks set to be a worthy addition to this new era of the 'Superman' line of books, with a strong title character in a promising adventure, portrayed in gorgeous art. While the story so far is not groundbreaking in an major sense, its honesty " both in terms of character portrayal and mission statement " will bring readers back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Aug 15, 2018

    A great first issue after several months of being on hiatus, with Andreyko doing a great job laying down the foundation of what should be a very interesting series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 9, 2018

    New writer Marc Andreyko's script can be heavy on the exposition in putting her on her new path, but much of this interaction also displays a strong understanding of Kara's character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 10, 2018

    That said, I just keep wishing we will get past the reimaginings of an angry Supergirl dismissing Earth and fueled by pain and sadness. Every time I think we have reached a point where we have settled into a new environment and will be reading super-hero stories starring Supergirl, we seem to reset back to the angry Supergirl mourning Krypton, feeling guilty she survived, and ready to lash out. I can only hope this direction lasts no more than a year and ends with her back on Earth, declaring it home, and defending it. This is just the first issue. We can always go up. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 8, 2018

    Supergirl is back, but maybe she shouldn't be. Last we saw her, she had worked to redeem herself in the eyes of the public and made the choice "to inspire and be inspired" and to build a brighter future. Unfortunately, Supergirl #21 seems to have forgotten all of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Aug 8, 2018

    And here we go - new beginning for Supergirl. New story arc, new creative direction stepping out from Kara's usual comfort zone, and new overall feel of her comics. While her original 20 Rebirth issues seemed not to have a bigger plan to develope the eponymous heroine, and Brian Michael Bendis' 6 issue Man of Steel mini series portrayed her as pretty mindless tank, so similar to Marvel superheroines, Marc Andreyko decided to portray her in a way more humane and believable way. From the very first page we know she's not your typical teenager she's often shown us - no, she's got plenty of emotional baggage, and a pretty heavy backstory. That helps the story to unravel in a natural, not forced way - she has motivation to find out how and why K more

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  • 8.0
    daddyT Aug 8, 2018

    wow.. Supergirl with real art? What's next? Batgirl not in Kim-Possible mode?

    and non-orlando writing? finally, a Supergirl worth reading? I'm SO IN!

    and thank goodness the costume isn't what's on the cover :)

  • 8.0
    Fearless0610 Aug 8, 2018

    Never really been a big fan of Supergirl except for Being Super which was a wonderful miniseries. Nothing against the character her comics just haven't piqued my interest in the past like other DC characters have. But I have to say this is a promising start with tons of potential. I really like the premise of Kara going off in a space adventure with Krypto to find out more about Rogol Zaar and the destruction of her home plant Krypton. Lots of mystery and intrigue there if done well. I also enjoyed her interactions with Superman and Hal. I think Marc Andreyko did a good job capturing their voices well. Looking forward to this cosmic journey hopefully it's a fun and epic one

  • 9.5
    Batman Jones Aug 8, 2018

    Supergirl #21, or more to the point Mark Andreyko and Kevin Maguire, did something Brian Bendis hasn't been able to make me do in any of his now-pretty many Superman comics: they made me care about a comic with Rogol Zaar as the antagonist. That really was a feature. I found myself thinking, "Oh, this is what Bendis must be going for."

    I came for the Kevin Maguire art. So rare and special that he drew a monthly and I dearly hope he sticks around. I'm in as long as he is for sure.

    But the creative team together made me care about Supergirl comics again. With clever writing, gorgeous art, high stakes, and several fun guest stars (fun because it's always a treat to see Maguire draw any known character and fun in the cours more

  • 7.5
    egon244 Aug 9, 2018

    Spinning out of the event of Man of Steel mini-series Supergirl gets a soft reboot with a new creative team and a new direction.

    I haven't read Orlando's run, but this new opening is pretty good. The ideas put forth in this issue are interesting and Supergirl traveling through space in search for answers looks like an opportunity for many fun and intriguing adventures.
    I must also point out Andreyko's writing here. I am really sold on Kara's emotional turmoil and the huge anger boiling right beneath the surface.

    One thing I'm a little skeptical is the art. It's fine for the most part, but in some panels, Kara and Kal look a bit awkward.

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    This was actually pretty interesting and I'm kind of into seeing what happens, i thought that many sections were actually well written. The art really brought everything down a level for me, though.

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