Supergirl: Being Super #4
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Supergirl: Being Super #4

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Jo?lle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Having her life torn to shreds and burned to ash has forced Supergirl to choose between the world she was born on and the world that adopted her. Can Kara Danvers find a way to be super-or will she crash and burn?

  • 10
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 3, 2017

    Supergirl: Being Super is one of comic books' strongest coming-of-age stories in recent years as the series puts the spotlight on Kara being the hero of her own tale. Tamaki and Jones' series with the Girl of Steel ends on a satisfying and action-packed note while still leaving plenty of room for a potential sequel. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 29, 2017

    This is a great issue. The main selling point is the art; this is a gorgeous book. But Mariko Tamaki's script is also really strong as usual. She has a solid voice for the various characters which makes them really engaging; I love following these people. There's a nice conflict about the worth of humanity without ever feeling overly cynical. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jun 29, 2017

    The art, drama, personal discovery, and even occasional comedy courtesy of Dolly make for a 4-part series worth every bit of your time. What more can I say? Read Supergirl: Being Super, and read anything Mariko Tamaki writes for the rest of your life. I know I will. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Tracy Sayers Jun 30, 2017

    This is an amazing book, from start to finish you are totally engaged with all the characters. The writing is fantastic, evenly paced and clearly defining each page. The art work is stunning and has a very saga style feel to it. I cannot recommend this book more highly. 5 out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jul 15, 2017

    This carefully crafted miniseries was brought to a convincing and nuanced close that is likely to become the definitive reimagining of Supergirl's modern emergence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jun 28, 2017

    Supergirl Being Super has to be one of the best adaptations of a DC character that isn't in cannon. You want this series to be pulled into the multi-verse as part of oh, say Earth-17 any anyone between Earth-7 and Earth-52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 28, 2017

    A coming of age drama wrapped around a superhero origin story, Supergirl: Being Super comes loaded with relatable emotions and impressive character beats. It almost feels at times like a Smallville-esque take on Supergirl, which may perhaps be oversimplifying the impressive work that Tamaki, Jones and Fitzpatrick have done here, but should at least give you a rough idea of what to expect. And, as Ive said before, this is a Supergirl comic that puts the super on the back burner and focuses squarely on the girl, providing one of the most enjoyable alternate origin stories Ive read for quite some time. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 30, 2017

    Standing alone, I was very happy with this mini-series. It is very YA in its approach to Kara, trying to find an identity in her crazy teenage world. That is an every day problem but things are compounded by her secrets. Over the course of the story, she faces tragedy, steps into the role of hero, and decides to continue on that path. It is an emotional story where Kara wears every pang and hiccup on her sleeve. Overall, I thought it was wonderful. And if this is just an opening chapter, I'll be even happier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jun 28, 2017

    At the end of the day, Supergirl: Being Super has enough slice of life charm, as well as thoughtful maturity in its handling of more serious subject matters, to be a pretty good read. Does it do as much for Supergirl as something like Superman: Birthright did for Superman? Not quite. But to be fair, that latter series was three times longer than this one. If you've been reading along, I hope you enjoy this ending at least as much as I did. And if you haven't gotten the chance to check this book out yet, I'd recommend giving the whole thing a shot when it comes to trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jul 1, 2017

    This series so far has done a great job of mixing plot points with action. The story is great, and the discovery of powers is exciting. Another exciting thing thats revealed is Lex Luthor is at the core of villainy in her tale as well. So I figure well soon have a Superman and Supergirl team-up. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention, Dolly names Supergirl in this issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 28, 2017

    It feels like it's been a really long time since the last issue, considering that, it took me a minute to really get into this book. Once I got into the flow of it, I really enjoyed it. Yes, it is more juvenile that some of the other comics, but it's also a lot of fun. You can't help but root for Kara the whole way through. The art is colorful and vibrant as it should be, and the narrative feels natural. I can't wait to see her develop into what we all already know she can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Jun 28, 2017

    Being Super comes to a mixed end, as Kara fights a stock Kryptonian villain to learn how to be a superhero. Read Full Review

  • 10
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 4, 2017

    Great ending!!

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Jul 25, 2017

    Well, this whole series has been fucking great. I've not really read Supergirl before, but this was absolutely charming. Tamaki is fantastic in making fully fleshed out characters--Kara seems like a real girl, not some comic writer's cliched version of a teenager. And Joelle Jones has got to be one of the finest artists working in comics today. I've loved her work on "Lady Killer" and "Superman: American Alien," but she really knocks it out of the park here; this book is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what she does next.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Jun 28, 2017

    Supergirl being Super is what Supergirl should ALWAYS be

  • 7.0
    kfc902 Jun 29, 2017

    For a 4 issue run the end really was underwhelming. I guess Superman An American Alien set the bar to high for me.

  • 4.5
    Nihilist Dec 30, 2018

    The end of the run - thank goodness, because I can't imagine it going any longer. It already got stretched too much, and most likely could have been told in 3 maxi issues, or 4 normal sized ones.

    For once there's some proper action, but after all this slow exposition and filler not leading anywhere, I can't say I'm excited for it. Plot twists not only feel predictable, but ultimately irelevant. The entire series, after all, really feels lacking any spiritm identity. It all could have happened to Superman, who also grew up on a farm, and struggled with being different than everyone else, and the nleft to Metropolis. This version of Kara feels too much like her cousin, to be honest, which also happened to her TV counterpart in her more

  • 3.5
    Superior fan Jun 28, 2017

    I remain unimpressed with this series.

  • 10
    Payne Jun 28, 2017

  • 8.0
    Grifter Jun 30, 2017

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