Supergirl #22

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Who murdered Krypton? Supergirl and Krypto rocket into space, en route to the Green Lantern world of Mogo, where she hopes to find clues about Rogol Zaar and his connection to the destruction of Krypton. Instead, she finds whispers and cover-ups. What are the GLs hiding? And will they go from Green to Red when they find out she's in possession of Zaar's weapon of war? (Hint: yes!)

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Sep 22, 2018

    A second solid installment in this new direction for Supergirl, this is an immensely entertaining, satisfying issue with some superb characterization and some great mystery building. This is hands-down one of the best Super-books coming out right now, and it comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 13, 2018

    Its been quite a rollercoaster ride the past few years with Supergirls book(s), but things are really on track and roaring along now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 13, 2018

    Andreyko and company are developing a genuinely distinctive kind of fun here between Supergirl, her axe, and her dog. Theyre treating her dog and the axe as other characters, and it lends an enjoyably offbeat tone to the action heroine. Itll be interesting to see if Andreyko and company can maintain the pleasant novelty of the series once The Killers of Krypton storyline draws to a close. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    Giving Supergirl a purpose beyond being Superman's cousin in another city has led to a dramatically improved book with actual stakes and an agenda. This mystery can't go on for years, but I hope Andreyko continues finding different avenues and paths to take Supergirl as it's already making this a can't miss title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    Two issues in, it's clear that the best title dealing with the status quo of the Bendis takeover of the Superman universe is"the book not written by Bendis. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 14, 2018

    I think the post-Bedard, post-Johnson/Perkins, post-Orlando/Houser Supergirl might have asked Superman for some advice. She would have told Hal or John what she was going to do. I'm not saying she wouldn't investigate this ... I get it. I hope Andreyko has read the series leading up to this to get a sense of who this Kara is. And one more time, Maguire just crushes it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 12, 2018

    The writing is quite solid. The art by Maguire is great as usual. It's a good issue overall and I just enjoyed it. I hope it continues along these lines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 12, 2018

    This is a fantastic book. If you're reading Superman, you might as well be reading this too. It's got possibly the best art out of any DC book right now, unless I'm blanking on something just as good, and the story is just fun and fresh. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Sep 12, 2018

    This issue has a bit much when it comes to recapping but for the most part, the new developments that we've gotten have elevated the issue. We still get amazing dialogue from Andreyko as we learn more about who Kara is in this new storyline. However, I'm still not a fan of the art for the most part. It was slightly better this issue when it came to the setting but I'm not a fan of the characters. Overall, this was a delightful issue that gave us enough to keep us coming back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Sep 12, 2018

    Overall I like where the story is going, and I also want to find more answers myself about the mysterious Circle Cabal, the secrets of Rogal Zaar's axe, and who else played a hand in Krypton's destruction. I think the artwork in this issue is very beautiful and I'm also very curious to see if Kara brought along any other cute, cool, new suits with her on this cosmic space quest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Sep 12, 2018

    I did enjoy this book and I do want to see how this story plays out but with the way the Lanterns were written, I will be cautious with future books. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Sep 15, 2018

    Not a very strong story, and the artwork could be better, but the relationship between Kara and Krypto may keep readers interested, as well as finding more about The Circle in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 12, 2018

    There are a lot of people who will enjoy this issue as there are a lot of people who are enjoying the Rogol Zaar story, but overall it still feels like yet another angry reimagining of angry Supergirl who has learned nothing from her various adventures to now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    daddyT Sep 15, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 9.
    +2 because: a good storyline going here.
    +1 because: the art and scenes with Krypto are great

  • 9.0
    Jeremy Cline Sep 27, 2018

    This is high-level comic book storytelling. Supergirl and Krypto on a cosmic quest.

    I deliberately jumped on this title for the new direction and because Andreyko did a bangup job on Batwoman a while back.

    The art is literally stunning and I can just look at the panels over and over again.

    May this title continue for years to come.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 14, 2018

    Story: 9
    Art: 8

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Sep 13, 2018

    Marc Andreyko gave Kara what she desperately needed for so long - proper personality, which not only makes her an ineresting protagonist, but also one that... feels like herself, if you know what I mean. This Supergirl has some slight temper issues she's known for, but at the same time it doesn't take the best of her, contrary to how Brian Michael Bendis portrayed her in his limited Man of Steel run (where, let me remind you, she was a one dimensional powerhouse with no feelings other than anger, very close to many modern day Marvel heroines, like Captain Marvel or America. You know, the type who punches first, and then doesn't even bother to ask).
    I like this Kara, a lot, in fact. She's believable and sympathetic, determined and funny more

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Sep 17, 2018

    This was a better Supergirl issue than we have had lately and also playing to my bias for having a Green Lantern centric issue.

  • 6.5
    Angus Sep 14, 2018

    This series shows promise. Already checked out on the Bendis storyline for Superman/Action since he has proven already that he does not care for the character or continuity and will redesign and deconstruct it for his purposes.

    However Super Girl is a surprise. Especially since this is written by Bendis' friend. The story is simple adventure/journey

    There is unfortunately too much focus on Kara's self doubt and sometimes it goes into self-loathing. She is basically a walking powerhouse of a god where people line up to serve her. It would be nice to see a confident Super Girl but I guess that was just for the silver age.

    I will keep checking it out as long ass it continues to entertain. So far there are more

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