Supergirl #39

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

After the Lasso of Truth reveals something unexpected about Supergirl's infection, Wonder Woman is quickly running out of ways to try to bring Kara back peacefully. Making matters worse, the government has sent robotic military backup to Smallville to deal with the possible atomic threat of Infected Supergirl-and neither Wonder Woman nor Supergirl is prepared for the innocent casualties this could mean for the town.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 12, 2020

    Rachael Stott delivers some awesome visuals in this issue. Everything looks great from the characters to the action and the issue ends with a beautiful, dark and dramatic shot of Supergirl that immediately makes me wants to see what happens next to the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 12, 2020

    Every one of the Infected stories has had its own story so far, and this might be the best of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 14, 2020

    It is incredibly chilling what happens. It is starting to look like Kara has lost all of her humanity. I am looking forward to seeing what happens from here. This is pretty damn exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 19, 2020

    The multi-issue Wonder Woman crossover is proving to be the perfect approach to Supergirl-as-super-villain. Her brief encounter with Batman and Superman at the beginning of her current journey didnt have a strong enough emotional component to make much of an impression. Wonder Womans specific flavor of altruistic compassion makes for a very meaningful contrast against super-heroism gone wrong. Supergirl #39: Im the Bad Guy Part 3 is one of those rare instances where the weight of a superhero crossover is more or less equally shared between both heroes.  Read Full Review

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

    Thoughtful, wrapped up in intense action, is exactly what people should get in their stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 12, 2020

    This is a fun, dramatic issue. There are increasing stakes and making Smallville the center of it all, especially after Superman revealed his secret identity to the world, in Superman #18 gives the story added weight. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Mar 5, 2020

    With solicitations hinting that Supergirl is getting cancelled (again) after issue #42, I shouldnt be so hard on her, but I want this series to end. The Infected storyline has deflated and brought Supergirl down with it. It would have been better off if things just continued in the pages of Hell Arisen instead. For a series that came back with a good purpose, its lost its direction by being caught between two event stories while not capitalizing on either. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Feb 12, 2020

    A great action packed issue. If superheroes fighting is your thing then this issue will hit all the right spots. However, if you've not been keeping up to date with Kara's story, maybe give this one a miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Feb 12, 2020

    While this issue is a significant improvement on the previous issue, it still has some rather big mistakes. I assume that this comes from a relatively young creative team as I cannot see one of the big names in the industry making the same mistakes but they also shouldn't have gotten past the editor so there is plenty of blame to go around. At least, the main plot points of this issue make enough sense that the book still is able to pull the story forward and set up an exciting next issue. It's it good? No, it very much isn't but at least it's not completely incompetent like the previous one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 12, 2020

    The idea of the Dark Supergirl story is an intriguing one, but as we get to Supergirl #39 it's just starting to feel a little old with each issue reiterating that nothing and no one can really get through to Kara in her infected state. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 14, 2020

    Let's just say that I'm not happy. Can't I get Supergirl talking about help, home and compassion for all? Being heroic and optimistic? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 12, 2020

    Oh my god I can’t unsee the horrifying multijoints of Krypto’s front legs when he flies away, oh god.

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 12, 2020

    I hope after this madness Supergirl go with the Legion of Superheroes.

  • 8.0
    Azrael Feb 15, 2020

    Seems I’m in the minority but I quite liked this issue. WW’s actions were as you would expect and if the earth was facing a rogue Kryptonian threat, why wouldn’t the government step in?

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Feb 16, 2020

    "We're trying to make you see there are no sides when you're on the edge, Supergirl."

  • 6.0

    So forgettable that I don't remember it that clearly. It wasn't horrible.

  • 5.5
    Nihilist Feb 12, 2020

    There's a bigger story this comic tries to tell. It's not filler, despite what amount of Dragon Ball-esque action scenes may suggest. It' not the biggest, most complex plot, mind you, but I think it's still a step forward compared to last couple of issues, which really felt like they have nothing coherent to say.
    Long story short, the new, kinky, Kara, believes to be stronger than she ever was, so much so, she could become a new, real heroine who needs no help. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman doen't try to beat the living shit out of her, but genuinely help her, be there for her, like friends should do. Simple, but effective, and for this story arc, it works, albeit there's room for improvement, plenty of it, in fact.
    Story kinda derails more

  • 1.0
    ZorEl Feb 13, 2020

    This isn't a Supergirl comic. If it had been a Wonder Woman title, it would have made at least a little sense. It still wouldn't have been a good comic. Also, we have seen this before a dozen times. Supergirl doesn't get worse than this.

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Feb 12, 2020

  • 6.0
    Tinman Mar 1, 2020

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  • 5.5
    letskillrobots Feb 16, 2020

  • 5.0
    Radar Feb 23, 2020

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