Supergirl #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Brian Ching Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMEN" part three! At last, Supergirl returns to Argo City! But when Kara Zor-El arrives back to her childhood home, a grim discovery awaits, courtesy of the Cyborg Superman! Supergirl must battle for the fate of not one but two worlds as yet another face from her past returns to stop her!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 11, 2016

    So overall, this was a very engaging and entertaining issue which moved along the plot nicely. But it was the characterization of Supergirl, all the emotions she went through in this issue and her actions based on those emotions that sold me. This book now feels like it has found its footing and is firing on all cylinders. Can't wait for next issue. Read Full Review

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

    The big battle between Supergirl and her father has plenty of action, but is also really sad, with the failure of good intentions to equal benevolent actions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 9, 2016

    If you haven't picked up this series it's still early. Go pick up the past few issues and check this one out. It's finding it's voice, and what a voice it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2016

    Supergirl still feels like a book that should be biweekly in order to space things out a bit more and cover more ground in terms of character. As a monthly book it's going through a lot of stuff quickly and it's not hitting the full emotional resonance that it should because of that. That said, the book continues to be fun and offers up some great material for Kara to deal with and further work the bonds of her human family side, albeit in very simple and sidebar kind of terms. This installment is a big win for me with what it does in Argo City as Brian Ching really gets to just go all out with some great set and location design for it and some wonderfully creepy character moments that just click in a very big way for me. It's definitely a solid arc overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 14, 2016

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had since Rebirth got underway. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Nov 11, 2016

    Bernard Ching's art is a perfect fit for this book. Ching excels at capturing the pulpsci-fi elements that have always been in the background of the Superman family. Argo City is wonderfully rendered, as is Supergirl's flight through the solar system. Unfortunately, Ching's pencils lack detail when figures are seen from a distance. Atiyeh's colors compliment Ching's artwork, making each scene crackle with energy, especially the flashbacks to Krypton. Taken together, the artwork is effective in conveying the conflict between Cyborg Superman and Supergirl. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Nov 11, 2016

    Supergirl's panels continue to have creative layouts and dynamic angles that stay easy to follow, and while sometimes the art can be excessively toon-y for my taste, I can't say it doesn't fit. This book is doing well enough in every area to keep you reading whether you're an old fan of Kara Danvers or a newbie who hopped on from the TV show and wanted more. And just like the TV show, it won't knock your socks off in the grand scheme of things, but it'll do its job by being fast, simple, and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 10, 2016

    Further delving into Kara's sense of belonging, Supergirl #3 at last adds a very real sense of conflict to what has up to now been an uneven start. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 10, 2016

    Overall I liked this issue more than the previous issue. Mainly sticking with Kara on Argo City really helped it feel not some "jumpy" and more contained. I still don't like going into this big Cyborg Superman storyline and wish we got more time with Kara dealing with school and family stuff while "Supergirling". Orlando really shines on his character work and I think given more time with Kara's more mundane aspects of living he could build a great world with thisbook! Maybe after this storyline is over Kara can get some down time and he can continue to explore that aspect of her life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Nov 14, 2016

    Over the protestations of her foster parents, Kara ventures into space to meet Zor-El at the revived Argo City. Has Cyborg Superman truly brought their Kryptonian hometown back from the dead and what has motivated Supergirls mechanized father to rebuild his daughters place of origin? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Nov 9, 2016

    The art was very stylistic but worked for the story and still gave the characters' definition. I discovered Supergirl through the TV show, and am a big fan. It was cool to see Kara in a different younger version. She already deals with so much and being a teenager doesn't make anything easier. Much like my husband I love when the bad guy gets a good story and we get an in depth look at why their doing what they are doing. In this case Zor-El in his twisted sense of fatherhood is trying to recreate a home that Kara has lost. Yeah it turned out really messed up, but point for trying right? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 9, 2016

    This issue of Supergirl didn't knock my socks off.  The main interaction between Kara and Cyborg Superman was decent, but repeated a bit and while the cliffhanger has me excited, nothing else in this issue did much for me.  I liked Brian Ching's art, but cannot recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 10, 2016

    While there are some thingsthat I like about this issue, there is a lot I don't like about it. The main thing that bothers me is the art. Some of it works well but the parts that don't really bug me and take me out of the story. Said story is pretty good and there's solid characterization for Kara as always. The tone and mood work well and there are some wonderful panels. But the panels that bother me take a lot out of this story and stop my enjoyment. I don't recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

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