Supergirl #8

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
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7.5User Rating

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A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! Superman and Supergirl meet again for the first time to face the evil of the Emerald Empress! Plus, what does it mean for the Girl of Tomorrow when tomorrow promises a Dark Knight? Shocking revelations, all-powerful sorceresses from the future, the Batgirl of Burnside and dinner in the Wild West-they're all here in this amazing issue!

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 14, 2017

    This issue was a much needed balm on the bruised and battered super-cousin relationship of the last few years. The very title 'The Super Family' shows just what this Rebirth universe is going for. This touched on all the topics - Supergirl trying to fit in, Superman being impressed and always being there for Kara, Kara always being there for him, and ready to save the universe together. Look, I don't need the specter of Superman in every issue. I don't want her falling over herself to be like him. I don't want him controlling her. But they are family and he is a good role model. They shouldn't be strangers. They definitely shouldn't be adversaries. So thank you Steve Orlando, Matias Bergara, and the whole Superman Reborn team. This is just what I have wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 12, 2017

    A fun, Superman-family issue that does well to capture the characters and their dynamics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Apr 12, 2017

    Supergirl #8 crosses over with three other storylines while serving as a wholly satisfying story in itself. It's deft and fun and maintains the tone of the rest of the series even as it ties up loose ends from other comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 12, 2017

    All in all, Supergirl #8 hits the spot, taking as much of the TV Supergirl (which I greatly enjoy) as they can and putting it all together in the Rebirth DCU with dynamic, strong art and some new concepts folded in as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 17, 2017

    Overall, the issue is a lot of fun. It reads straightforwardly, but unpacks so much by the time youve finished it. We are beginning to see just how much the Reborn storyline is going to affect the overall DC Universe. For the Super-family, it appears that this reboot is the best thing to happen to them in a long time. Definitely pick up this issue and get reacquainted with the cousins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 18, 2017

    More Emerald Empress and stronger art would have helped his fun story considerably. A tease to whet Legion fans' thirst for an ongoing title coupled with a great reason for the super powered cousins to meet makes this a good read, but an average visual experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 16, 2017

    There was a lot to do in this issue, all of which managed to get done without feeling overly rushed, and much of which was accomplished with aplomb and charm. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 14, 2017

    A little of this, and a little of that. But not quite enough of anything to make the issue stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Apr 12, 2017

    Batgirl can be seen briefly in this issue spying on Supergirl. She is oblivious Batgirls spying for sure. But, it looks like there could be a fight between them. Im a little lost because they just teamed up in the Batgirl Annual and the story line was said to continue in issue 9 of Supergirl. Guess we have to wait and see where that is headed. Theres not a ton of action going on in this issue. Everything is just plot points leading up to a bigger story line. Its still an interesting read, but its a little slow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2017

    Superman might be the main guest attraction this issue, but he's not the only hero making an appearance. Batgirl is keeping a watchful eye on Supergirl, which leads to next issue's Batgirl vs. Supergirl. If it was as entertaining as this issue, Supergirl might see an uptick in readership. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Apr 12, 2017

    I think it's easy for people to brush off Supergirl, because she may not be as dynamic as some of the other characters. Steve Orlando is doing a fantastic job in changing this. I never considered her one of my go-to characters, but now she's the first book I read when it comes out. Going forward I think her part is going to be a lot more important than people expect. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 13, 2017

    For this issue, the writing was good, but the art needs to catch up to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Apr 12, 2017

    Come for the great Clark-Kara stuff and what should be a pretty fun team-up next issue, just don't expect much of what the cover tries to sell you. Regardless, the good here is definitely good enough to keep me going, but your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 12, 2017

    Those showing up to learn more about Rebirth will leave disappointed, but those who have been reading will already know the drill.  This issue is nice and that's the best I can say about it, but after 8 issues, nice just isn't cutting it.  I want more and I am growing impatient waiting for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Apr 12, 2017

    Overall, we like this series for continually owning its lane, but even so this is not the best from Supergirl. What you can look forward to though is Babs' introduction to National City, finally landing on the scene after watching from a distance as we survived this latest issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Apr 12, 2017

    In conclusion, for the most part I am still really enjoying this series and would recommend it, if you were thinking of buying it. It seems the next arc with the Phantom King is being set-up which looks and sounds really interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Apr 14, 2017

    So remember boys and girls, when you're telling a story and find yourself painted into a corner, remind yourself: "It's only a comic book. I can always blame magic." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Apr 12, 2017

    Not the best issue to date, which is too bad because with Superman being in this story, it definitely could have been fantasticif the execution was better. The bright side is that the person that was watching Kara in this issue could make for a very interesting story in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    daddyT Apr 14, 2017

    the art was OK, which is a huge step up if you ask me. and the story was fun. I really enjoyed it. I think they did a better job in this book of describing the while thing with Myx and Superman Reborn than they did in the actual books that had the event. and after reading the BG annual, I really want to see more Batgirl/Supergirl team-ups.

  • 7.5
    DizzyG Apr 14, 2017

    Yeah, so Batgirl was just on one page of this book. The last page.

  • 7.5
    HOSHWE Apr 15, 2017

    This is a filler issue, though not a bad issue, not a lot really happens. You do get insights into the aftermath of superman reborn in this issue, but the plot in this issue seemed to be floating until the last several pages of the book, wherein it sets up a new story arc. other than that this is pretty underwhelming. plus points for the kent family cameo.

  • 5.0
    the green death Apr 12, 2017

    Haven't read an issue since the first one but picked this up for the Emerald Empress/Saturn Girl stuff - unfortunately that's a non-starter relegated to just a few pages. Instead we get a Superman Reborn recap that conflicts with this week's far better Action Comics (how much Superman remembers of his past life is radically different here than there).

    I've now read a number of Steve Orlando comics and none of them have really grabbed me. The best was Midnighter, but even that wasn't my favorite. There's something about his style that doesn't click for me.

  • 9.0
    BeautifulTemptress Apr 19, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 15, 2017

  • 7.5
    ActionCity Apr 15, 2017

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