Supergirl #9

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Brian Ching Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

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"Escape from the Phantom Zone" part one! Trapped in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl and Batgirl must face the Phantom King to escape! But what deadly team is Emerald Empress building? And what does it have to do with the future of the Girl of Steel?
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher May 10, 2017

    Action-packed read. Nice story build-up, and I want to learn more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale May 10, 2017

    Fun, fast, and snappy, this issue has momentum and charm and doesn't waste a panel keeping the plot moving. Our heroes get to be funny, smart and badass, in a tight and beautifully drawn issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 16, 2017

    A competent hero comic, with an outstanding story strand revisited. If only the art had been stronger throughout. Still, if one is a fan of certain super team of the future, there's a thread of a future battle hinted at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 9, 2017

    Regardless of how Supergirl looks, this is still the best rendering of the character we've had in about a decade or so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 12, 2017

    So overall, this was a good opening chapter to this arc and the upcoming year. It felt like a first chapter but it had it's own mini-story in the battle at Tycho. It made me excited for the future of this book. Unfortunately, the rough art pulled me out of the story now and then, especially in the Tycho fight were people in the background were drawn with the famous Ching shorthand style. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 10, 2017

    If you are a fan of Brian Ching's stylistic flair, get excited because he's back on board. Even though there were some character moments that didn't feel authentic, I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it was text heavy and slow paced in the first half, but the second part absolutely makes up for it. The stakes are getting higher and hotter, and it's going to take all of Supergirl and Batgirl's strength and finesse to get them through the hell they are emerging on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Charlie Wylie Jun 21, 2017

    The writing is good and entertaining, but the art brings the rating down. If you are a Supergirl fan, I recommend the book, but hope they change artists soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 10, 2017

    But for the appearance of Batgirl, I would not have picked up this book. The audience for this seems to be pre-teen girls and the storytelling seems to lack gravitas of any sort. There's nothing wrong with a fun book that isn't grappling with deep dark truths or pushing at the edges stakes-wise, but if it's going to be on the fluffier end of the spectrum, I expect more visually to help bolster the simple plot. Here, the artwork actually seems to underscore the triviality of the danger, and the fact that the heroes turn their back on a villain to go chasing into the Phantom Zone after one another just makes me sigh. They may follow each other, but at this point I don't feel especially compelled to follow them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell May 10, 2017

    Overall this is a decent issue with a lot of action, but you wont miss much if you skip this one. More than likely the first few panels of the next issue will sum up the events of this one. Unfortunately since DCs Rebirth Supergirl has only been mediocre except for a very few instances. Its too bad, she should have a much more popular book since she has the TV show on right now. The elements are all there for Kara to be great again, but maybe Ching and Orlando should be taken off of this one. Skip this issue unless you are a completest. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 10, 2017

    Supergirl #9 may be a new arc, but the same problems remain...poor dialogue, forced storytelling and inadequate setup.  The reader is left to fill in the blanks on their own which might be a good thing because when Steve Orlando does it, things quickly go awry.  If you are a Supergirl fan (like me), you don't have many other options, but anything is better than this. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun May 10, 2017

    Overall, a new arc must bring life to this series that has been struggling of late. Nobody expected this Supergirl series to be breathtaking drama " its expectations fell somewhere alongside its CW counterpart (for breathtaking drama though, see Supergirl: Being Super, a 10 out of 10 Supergirl masterpiece in progress, on shelves now). Still, Supergirl is falling below expectations by falling short of even a middling, cohesive plot right now, and if you have been following along this far it's likely from sheer loyalty, hope, or both. Here's hoping Kara's adventure picks up as begins a new adventure isolated from everything else. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 21, 2017

    The quality of the writing remained consistently high, but the unfinished look of the artwork detracted dramatically from the impact of this issue. Read Full Review

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