Supergirl #38

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

After Batman and Superman couldn't stop the Infected Supergirl from trying to thee entire world, they knew they had to call in the only person they trust can bring Kara back...Wonder Woman! Will Diana's compassion be enough to cure Kara of the infection that's taken over? If not, what's a fight between an uninhibited Kryptonian power house against a god like? You'll find out here!

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 8, 2020

    Houser manages a solid chapter in the life of Kara. Its not terribly novel or interesting stuff, but it IS fun to see Wonder Woman confront a rogue hero infected with evil. From dialogue to action to execution, theres little in this issue that would have felt out of place 10 or 20 years ago. It may not feel very new, but that doesnt keep it from being fun.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Adam Ray Jan 12, 2020

    Supergirl #37 is one heck of an issue; it has it all. The dynamic conflict of an antihero inside herself, and the clash of two of DC's most powerful female characters. All the while, the next issue is left open, leaving us eager to learn more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 8, 2020

    There is a fight between Supergirl and Wonder Woman that is fairly cool. It all leads to a nice cliffhanger. It does feel a little short however. The story is decent and the art is good but there isn't enough of it. It goes by a bit fast and that is a shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 8, 2020

    This storyline should achieve exactly what it intends in attracting new readers to the book especially as Houser plays out the repercussions of a corrupted hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 8, 2020

    Jody Houser has the challenging task in Supergirl #38 of turning Supergirl into a thrall of the Batman Who Laughs while also maintaining her as the protagonist as her own title " and making us want to read the character in this state. I think she's overall succeeding, although this second issue isn't quite as compelling as the first of this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 8, 2020

    The majority of the issue is illustrated by Scott, a great artist who offers up a graceful yet eerie Supergirl. She has a terrific, straightforward style reminiscent of George Perez. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Jan 8, 2020

    DC might still pull together something from this event, but at the moment the individual titles are suffering for it. Supergirl #38 is the most recent of these misfires, and doesn't do much to help the Year of the Villain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Jan 8, 2020

    It could be better, but it could also be worse which is unfortunately just par for the course for Supergirl these days. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 10, 2020

    And while I haven't mentioned it specifically, Rachel Stott really does a superb job here. I like how she is able to convey feelings in the expressions of the characters. Stott's Wonder Woman is very slick. And Inaki Miranda covers the throwdown pages with some dynamic work. But I can't wait for us to get past this. I want to read a heroic Supergirl in her own book. Not this gaudy villain. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 8, 2020

    Some decent art isn't enough to save this book as the writer clearly has no idea where to take this book. Perhaps DC is forcing them to keep it vague because of their future plans for the storyline that Supergirl has been dragged into. However, this book is quite literally three different, at times random, monologues from Supergirl. Then Wonder Woman shows up and they fight. That's it. I used to really look forward to this book. Unfortunately, DC won't let me have nice things. They were talking about cancelling this book before Andreyko took over… Maybe they should revisit that idea. Read Full Review

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