Supergirl: Being Super #2

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
9.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Midvale has been torn apart by a devastating earthquake, and the death toll has hit Kara Danvers hard. As she begins to put the pieces of her life back together, Kara's developing powers kick into high gear, and her memories of a world that shouldn't exist begin to surface.

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 27, 2017

    There are plenty of good comic books out there; in fact, plenty of great ones. But with the monthly hustle of superhero comic books, I think it's easy to fill your shelves with content that doesn't withstand the test of time. But I think Supergirl: Being Super might be one of those rare storylines, the kind of story that helps define a character in a way that stays evergreen for a long time. With beautifully realized characterization and designs, Supergirl: Being Super is a tremendous treat to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 22, 2017

    The truth is, Id read Supergirl: Being Super if Kara Danvers never became Supergirl, because the genuine voice and appearance Tamaki, Jones, and Fitzpatrick are establishing here are so much more interesting than the evolution of powers and the revelation of Karas Kryptonian heritage. Thats all a McGuffin to me. The real story here is the Girl, not the Super. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 22, 2017

    Supergirl: Being Super tells an emotionally human and raw story about a teenage girl grappling with loss as she slowly discovers she’s an alien. She’s an alien to her body, her emotions, and to the only world she knows. This second issue delves into how Kara and the people around her react to loss. Some people bottle their feelings, others eat their emotions away, and in Kara’s case loss has unlocked memories hidden from her - connecting to an even larger mystery. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 22, 2017

    I love this issue. What mainly appeals to me is how Mariko Tamaki handles death and how people deal with death. It's really touching but effectively sad. There's also gorgeous artwork that I love looking at. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Feb 22, 2017

    If you read any Supergirl story, make it this one. Halfway through Supergirl Being Super I'm ready for the next 50 pages of a wonderfully emotional coming-of-age series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 22, 2017

    Mariko Tamaki, Joelle Jones, and Kelly Fitzpatrick turn in an authentic, heartbreaking tale of grief, loss, and friendship inSupergirl: Being Super#2 that is honestly one of the saddest comics I've ever read. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 27, 2017

    So yes, this superhero,origin took a couple of steps forward. But truly this was an issue devoted to the greving process. I thought Tamaki showed it very well in all the scenes. This was a touching issue, an honest look at bereavement. Things like this have to be done right or they feel forced or clumsy. This was done right. Things like this have to be done right or they feel forced or clumsy. This was done right. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Paul Tracy Feb 22, 2017

    Sink your teeth into this wonderful coming of age tale to learn what is more difficult to wrap your head around, growing up an alien, or simply being a teenager. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Feb 22, 2017

    This book has really surprised me, for something I thought would just be a throwaway Supergirl title, I am actually enjoying it, a lot. Even being a book that I cannot wholly relate to. Tamaki has me hooked and I will be back for #3 to see where this takes us. Go get this book now, thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 28, 2017

    Mariko Tamaki has won me over with an issue that is more focused and emotional than what I'm used to reading lately.  Seeing Supergirl realize that superpowers are not always enough to save the day was heart breaking and I just wanted to be able to tell her everything will be alright even though I know that's not always how it works.  That's the point that Tamaki nails here...everything may not work itself out in the end, but there is always hope and isn't that what Supergirl is all about?  The story and art are top notch here and I recommend this issue to everyone, even those who wrote off the first issue like myself.  Again, the Get Fresh Crew were right!  Whoop Whoop!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 22, 2017

    In short, I wish that this were the regular monthly Supergirl comic, or even better, one of several regular monthly books ala Batman or Spider-Man. Kara feels like a genuine person in these pages and the art is truly wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 22, 2017

    Overall, while it's pretty far removed from a quote-unquote “superhero story”, Supergirl: Being Super is easily one of the most enjoyable titles I've read so far this year. A powerful coming-of-age drama with some truly gorgeous artwork, this is a book you really owe it to yourself to try and pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 24, 2017

    Kara wasn't Supergirl right from the get-go and spending this amount of time with her means that we get to know her instead of her superhero persona and as a result this is fast becoming one of the strongest Supergirl stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 22, 2017

    Get ready to dig into a level of realism you don't see everyday in comic books. Supergirl: Being Super #2 is genuine and relatable in every sense of the word. The pace may be a tad slow in this issue, but it's still good comics, especially if you love character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Feb 22, 2017

    Unless you're particularly opposed to Supergirl or DC, I think this issue is worth checking out, even if you didn't read the first one. Obviously, you'd have to infer some context, but I can't think of anything really integral that'd be missed by jumping on here. And if you read and liked issue #1, you definitely need to pick this one up. As for me, I'm invested. So barring any huge missteps in issue #3, I want to see how this series pans out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 15, 2017

    The talented creative team keeps its focus trained on the fine details, producing a compelling and convincing character study of Kara. Read Full Review

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