Supergirl #37

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Infected Supergirl strikes! After Supergirl protects Superman from getting infected by the Batman Who Laughs virus, she gets infected herself...and accepts this new version of herself with pride! With Batman and Superman claiming to want to "cure" her to cover up that she had to protect Superman, and the Batman Who Laughs wanting to use her in his own plans, which side will Supergirl choose? Or will she forge a whole new alliance?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 12, 2019

    Houser and Stott have made a really solidly entertaining opening for their run on Supergirl. Having opened with a very compelling emotional exploration of Karas darker side, it will be interesting seeing what they can do with her once the infection fades as it presumably will in issues to come. Decades after her first appearance, Kara still has great potential to explore new territory. The inconsistent quality of the past years has failed to live up to that potential. Houser and Stott clearly show that they can do some great work with the title, as evidenced by this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    I'm not sure if this is intentional, but every "Infected" story has been handled differently so far with the character's corruption manifesting in different ways. In Supergirl #37, their first issue as the new creative team, Jody Houser and Rachel Stott easily do the best job yet with their take. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 13, 2019

    By the end of the issue, Supergirl has her own madness to contend with. It is a pretty sharp ending. Houser does a great job writing this issue and Stott is the perfect collaborator handling the artwork. All in all, it is a solid issue and I hope to see more from this creative team with this character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 11, 2019

    Rachael Stott delivers some amazing art in this issue. All of the fights are beautifully rendered, the characters look great and the action is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 13, 2019

    What can I say, there was a lot of hope in this book even if Supergirl looks like she is ready to enter the squared circle and professionally wrestle. This isn't a Dark Kara reveling in evil, just misguided in her desire to do good. And she seems to be working through this a bit on her own. I can't wait to see where Houser and everyone goes with this book. Here is hoping that this Infected nonsense ends relatively soon.I could use a bold new direction! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Adam Ray Dec 22, 2019

    This is the series at its best. Supergirl #37 gives us a dark take on the beloved character. It shows how deep her transformation has gone and that she is something to be feared. We see how fumbling attempts of beloved heroes really don't do much in the face of her broken morality. We readers see just how big a threat The Batman Who Laughs and we can only wonder how far Supergirl will go on her new quest. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jan 2, 2020

    This issue wasnt anything spectacular. It had fun moments like the fight between Kara, Superman and Batman, but as the start of this new arc for her character it was pretty bland. Jody Houser is a great writer and shell need time to build everything up, so I cant be too hard on this. Rachael Stott has a good style, but it also isnt very eye-catching to me particularly. Im looking forward to the next few issues, but this one was otherwise missable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Dec 11, 2019

    The new writer and artist bring some fun back to the Last Daughter of Krypton. There is still some way to go to get Supergirl back on top, but it's heading in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 11, 2019

    It just sort of falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Dec 11, 2019

    Supergirl's brand new crossover gives us an issue that is criminally by-the-numbers. Thankfully we get some really nice art to entertain us through the pages of this issue. The issue is extremely predictable and it just seems like we had to have this issue to get the story points set up to have a much more interesting issue in the future. Unfortunately that means that we have to deal with this issue for now. Read Full Review

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