Supergirl #23

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Supergirl's cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar's connection to Krypton's destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara's trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she's short on credits to pay the fine.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 15, 2018

    The story Andreyko and Maguire are delivering here has great potential. With Supergirl now on a quest across the universe, she could be on a journey all over the place. This could be a really refreshing tour through the cosmic end of the DC Universe that might touch on everything from the most popular stuff to the most obscure, as well as a very emotionally engaging journey into the alien end of the universe with Maguires art. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Oct 15, 2018

    Superbly written and spectacularly illustrated, featuring a Supergirl who is coming into her own as a hero to be admired, respected, and reckoned with, this is hands down the best book coming out of the Superman family of books and shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 12, 2018

    The art by Kevin Maguire is quite excellent. He is an odd fit for this book and that's what makes it work. The expressions and body language for the characters are all excellent here. Hopefully, he and Andreyko have a have a long run on this title. It's been an excellent ride these past few issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    Supergirl has really benefited from the change in creative teams as Andreyko is on to something special and it's only just beginning. If you're not reading this book yet, you're truly missing out on one of the best Supergirl runs in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    This series is a must-read. The story kicks into gear and the art is important. Find a more gorgeous issue this week, you will not. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Brazen Bull - Dylan Surmonte Oct 10, 2018

    Supergirl (2016-) #23 starts slow with a lot of exposition, then picks up the pace as Supergirl begins her breakout of the Green Lantern Corps. Well-written and drawn wonderfully, the only thing that could have improved this comic would be some more depth to the secondary characters, as well as another setting or two to display how Supergirl truly is on a cosmic quest across the galaxy for the truth about Krypton's destruction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 12, 2018

    I don't know how to put it all together. It seems like story points just happen to occur to keep Supergirl in space. A gem treasure hunt to gather Apsa's confession? A rebuilt ship? Mogo keeping silent? Kara's anger? All seems arranged to keep  her off Earth. Maguire's art definitely raises the book a ton. I found myself pausing before turning the page to let everything really sink in. Luscious. It probably nudges the grade up a whole letter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 10, 2018

    Overall Supergirl #23 finally sets things on the right path with both a story and a character worth investing in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 10, 2018

    I view Supergirl in much the same way as Batgirl; both characters deserve to have great creative teams, delivering the best stories. For both books, that creative team change has come with this team having a few more issues of Supergirl under their belt than their Gotham based counterparts. So far, I am pleased with both books, with my interest piqued by the Supergirl team enough to keep checking in on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2018

    Supergirl's quest for answers does a great job of focusing the character and giving her a place in a larger story with consequences that have meaning to both she and her cousin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Oct 10, 2018

    I did have fun reading this book, though, and can't wait to see how the story ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 10, 2018

    While this book only has a couple of long scenes, I still found it very entertaining. It didn't reveal enough of the mystery in my opinion but it has given me enough to be interested in seeing what happens next. And isn't that really the goal of any book? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 12, 2018

    As far as the rest of the issue Maguire gives us his usual brand of excellent art, but there was one thing I noted; there was a lack of backgrounds in this issue, so I'm not sure if the artist was rushed for time, or if there was just too much action for the page and Maguire wanted the reader to focus elsewhere. It's not a major distraction but one that I noticed during the first part of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2018

    All in all, there's nothing here to drive off those who are interested in the continuing mystery of Krypton's destruction. Fans of Supergirl, however, may find themselves hard-pressed to care about a story that is competently handled but largely lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 13, 2018

    I really liked this issue. Which is a shocking thing to say about Supergirl.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Oct 10, 2018

    If Andreyko manages to keep his current momentum with the series, everything shows it's going to be the best Supergirl run in years. It's fun, full of action, the humor is not forced and works very well with the protagonist, who I may add, is just... super. Kara is entertaining, and her quest engages the reader.

    My previous criticism related to art is still relevant - panels more often than not leave a lot to be desired. They are by no means terrible, but I'd welcome a bit more attention to details and backgrounds, as well as Kara's facial expressions.

    I keep my fingers crossed for this series. So far I'm not dissapointed, even in the slightest. You go, Kara! Up, up, and away!

  • 7.5
    waltgator93 Oct 13, 2018

    I will admit I wish a fellow lantern was helping her along the way. Issue itself was pretty good. Art was fair and dialogue was nicely done!

  • 7.0
    daddyT Oct 11, 2018

    I thought the art took another downturn. And the story isn't bad but is a bit annoying.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 7.
    +1 because: krypto! and a nice enough story going on

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