Supergirl #40

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
6.1Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

Supergirl is out of control! Having fully succumbed to the Batman Who Laughs' deadly infection, she has left her boundaries behind and is flexing her power to the world. Is even Wonder Woman a match for a Kryptonian fully unleashed? The hope is that the true Kara Zor-El is still inside this rampaging monster, and that she'll come to her senses. But even if she does, will she ever be the same? The consequences of the Dark Multiverse infection could change Supergirl forever...and not for the better! Don't miss this do-or-die conclusion to the "The Infected"!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Adam Ray Mar 25, 2020

    With Supergirl #40 ending in uncertain times, we're left with much to speculate on what kept her under the influence of The Batman Who Laughs, despite her help and realisations. We can also worry about all the things that could happen next. How this title handles itself will be a big indicator for everything else in the wider DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 25, 2020

    The ending of the book is a strangely emotional moment. I give writer Jody Houser a lot of credit. The writing is golden. The art is pretty perfect for this story and these two ladies work well together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 26, 2020

    Diana does a solid job of getting to the core of Kara's vulnerability that has let the villain get into her head " unlike Superman, she never quite feels at home on Earth and always worried Earth sees her as a threat. Karas's inner monologue is strong, and this issue has done the best job yet of getting inside how the Infected minds' work. The only issue is " it doesn't quite end, instead spinning off into an already-concluded miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 26, 2020

    As an evil Supergirl, Kara isnt really exploring terribly new ground here, and there isnt a whole lot of depth to what shes doing here. Its too bad as a more intricate and sophisticated conflict between Wonder Woman, and a dark Supergirl could have been interesting if it had been cast in greater complexity. Without an engrossing emotional journey for Supergirl, Wonder Woman doesnt have a whole lot to work with. She carries so much of the emotional weight of the issue, but she shouldnt have to do so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Mar 25, 2020

    A little bit of a letdown in many ways, interesting in others, a few solid emotional notes that manage to rise above the lackluster art and rather threadbare plot"at least until the rather abrupt lack of conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 25, 2020

    Despite the amazing creative talent working on this run of Supergirl, the plot has been hampered by Event baggage and the need to to tie in with the greater DC Universe. One for long time readers only. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 25, 2020

    As is the case with most crossover tie ins, this book is unable to really make it's own strides in the overall story and thus, we pretty much end where we began with this book. The Supergirl book has been dragged into crossover after crossover and I'm frankly kind of sick of it. We need to see new and exciting stories for this title and unfortunately DC doesn't seem to keen on giving us that. This book is a disappointment and I wouldn't waste a dime on it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 30, 2020

    Look this book is a mess, an afterthought for the DCU and a poison pill for Supergirl fans. Time to dust off the Gates/Igle trades! Read Full Review

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