Supergirl: Being Super #3

Supergirl: Being Super #3

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Jo?lle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Kara Danvers' hidden memories of her life on another planet are bubbling to the surface-but is she alone here on earth? Following the devastating events of the Midvale Earthquake, Kara and Dolly struggle to piece their lives back together-but what's up with Coach? Their mentor is acting strangely, and her odd behavior goes from curious to downright creepy when Kara follows her back to a Lexcorp bunker deep underground. What she's hiding will change Kara's life forever-all will be revealed and a hero will need to be super in this penultimate chapter!
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  • 10
    GWW - Paul Tracy Apr 26, 2017

    Everyone should read Being Super, I could go on for pages and pages providing more examples and elaborating like an AP English Teacher how wonderful it is, and why this aspect and that element are so brilliantly chosen and expertly executed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 26, 2017

    This is an excellent read. Tamaki handles grief with respect and maturity while displaying the intense sadness of losing someone you love. The art is gorgeous throughout and there is a great surprise towards the end that propels the story towards a really interesting place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Apr 28, 2017

    Depth, drama, substance " this book has it all. Different from any Supergirl title I have ever read, it reads as if made for a different publisher altogether, a miniseries without the constrains of Kara Danvers' expectations, continuity, and the wider DC Universe. Jolle Jones' art is fittingly amazing as well, capturing the frequent quiet moments that say so much even when no one is speaking outside Kara's thoughts. This is, in short, my shit. The more books like this one, with no fear of crossovers and overlong plots, the more books I will have to read. One more issue to go, and although I will be sad to see this series end, I will also be happy with the full story it leaves behind as a new, unique take on Supergirl's origins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 30, 2017

    A stark and straightforward honesty pervades both the writing and the artwork in the most recent issue of this exceptional exploration of an adolescent alien's arrival at adulthood. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 1, 2017

    And will this make her feel even more isolated? Or will it instead make her realize that she has a place here, accepted and loved. I have been very impressed with this series and this issue in particular. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 1, 2017

    Tamaki uses Kara's story in Supergirl: Being Super #3 to show the struggles all teenagers have as they search for their self-identity and try to find a place in the world. Supergirl Being Super resonates as the perfect coming of age story because it reminds us that in many ways, all teenagers feel like aliens. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Apr 26, 2017

    Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones continue their excellent exploration of Supergirl's past when she was a teenager, not letting canon get in the way of their story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Apr 26, 2017

    SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #3 continues the series trend of high-quality storytelling mixed with beautiful imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri May 1, 2017

    Tamaki and Jones keep bringing their slow indie drama style to a hero who deserves it. If you like stories that focus on emotion and character over plot and superheroics, check this out Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 28, 2017

    This is an intense and internal story, seen through the midpoint flashback and the strong sense of character that comes from this approach shows that Supergirl: Being Super should be the go-to recommendation for Kara Zor-El. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards May 4, 2017

    There's one issue left, and I cannot wait to read it. Every issue has gotten substantially better than the last, and I have a feeling there's going to be at least one big fight before this book calls it quits. If you haven't been keeping up with Supergirl: Being Super I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot, whether that means picking up back issues or grabbing the trade when it comes out. I'll probably be doing that myself, as I, stupidly, decided against buying actual physical copies for myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Apr 26, 2017

    Supergirl: Being Super is a breath of fresh air from the typical story lines in comic books. This is a coming of age story about a girl from a foreign place trying to fit into a culture that doesn't want her. The art is beautiful and consistent. I recommend this book to everyone, but I feel it is an especially important book for young, female readers because Supergirl is a great role model and a strong woman who has emotions and must deal with loss. While not a "teen" book, it does focus on the teenage experience which we can all relate to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Apr 26, 2017

    This issue helps to put bigger things in motion. Theres not a lot of fighting or action. But, trust me there is a good amount of mystery and discovery. Its also very humanizing to see how Kara interacts with her friend Dolly while they grieve over the loss of a mutual friend. Theres a few first-time powers Kara discovers making this issue notable. Im not about spoilers so youll have to pick up issue #3 to learn more. Read Full Review

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