Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

Writer: Tom King Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 49
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now a Kryptonian more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jun 15, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 is one of the many titles out this week that you should pick up. It’s a poignant and beautifully designed opening chapter and is sure to cascade into essential reading for the Girl of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 20, 2021

    With the aforementioned pacing issues of King's writing, I am hoping that with a smaller issue run that King will be able to keep on track, moving forward from a pretty impressive first issue. Of course, if anything bad happens to Krypto, then all bets are off! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 16, 2021

    Ruthye is a compelling character, but King knows full well that the central appeal of the story is the title character. His characterization of her is a great deal of fun. Any series that opens with a drunken Kryptonian on her 21st birthday is going in the right direction right away. When the emotional hammer hits at chapter's end, its all too apparent the King knows exactly what hes doing with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 15, 2021

    This is a messier, more driven Supergirl than we've seen in a long time, and it feels like she's needed a run like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 16, 2021

    "Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" #1 is a delightful and stunning debut issue. While it may be a bit long-winded, Tom King's script captures the essence of a classic genre and fuses it with a superhero story for a character journey that needs to be discovered. The visuals from Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes are beyond gorgeous, bringing this world and these characters to life with emotional complexity and vast beauty. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Gonzalo M Jun 15, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow was absolutely my most anticipated comic of the year. Following the creative team's Twitter hype has proved true! This story is a refreshing blend of classic superhero trope with sword and sorcery themes. The combination of those two genres applied to a character like Supergirl put her in a situation that neither she nor the reader has ever experienced. I am excited to read more and see how King writes another modern classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 15, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1, is a great start to what seems to be a pivotal story for Kara Zor-El. It's a great spotlight on this iconic character in what appears to be a significant point in her life. The art is simply outstanding and along with the lettering, the visual appearance of the book is a joy to behold. It's an 8-issue journey that promises to surprise and enrich the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 15, 2021

    Evely delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. There are great character moments throughout and the action is brilliantly vibrant. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jun 15, 2021

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It has an interesting concept and an even better execution and I think this one might appeal to a wider audience thats been craving a good, short Supergirl story. With fun, excellent writing, fantastic art, color and lettering, Tom King, Bilquis Evely, Matheus Lopes and Clayton Cowles have taken the first step to making Kara Zor-El the Superwoman of Tomorrow (Get it, cause Future State?) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 15, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 has excellent art, tells an interesting story from an exciting perspective, and leaves enough open threads to warrant sticking with the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 17, 2021

    Overall, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 was reasonably accurate for a character this age, the narrative never slowed down, the plot was entertaining, and the issue was blended beautifully with an almost perfect artistic style and tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 19, 2021

    A unique alien voice in the narration/protagonist elevates this opening issue, as does the interesting situation the title character finds herself in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 15, 2021

    Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl to a new direction, but King has been known for strong starts with disappointing conclusions. This setup has plenty of potential though and it should be interesting to see this eight issue mini-series continues to play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ben Morin Jun 15, 2021

    Despite the distracting mischaracterization, the story is competently written and the art serves as the issue's saving grace. It's just disappointing to see such a strong debut for a character that is not Supergirl. Perhaps these character changes have been made in an effort to create a more accessible entry point, but mileage will vary for both fans of King and Supergirl alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 16, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 is an interesting comic. It'd be fine as a miniseries on top of an ongoing. It'd be fine as an arc in an ongoing. But, as the first issue to establish the character, it kind of fails. Supergirl comes off as an ass here. She's not a hero I want to be around but instead a female Guy Gardner. There's little super in this Supergirl unless the creators were going for super-asshole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 16, 2021

    Kara Zor-El heads into space and finds herself on yet another quest for identity, but while it's a strong enough start, there are enough missteps to make readers question if the hype for this much-anticipated miniseries was overblown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 15, 2021

    Sadly, Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #1 is doomed to be recalled as DC Comics' latest failed effort to do something of note with Kara Zor-El as an edgy outsider. The lackluster story looks pretty, but dull coloring takes the finish off of it. Those Super-fans hoping to see comics featuring a Supergirl who acts like Melissa Benoist will have to wait a while longer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 21, 2021

    "Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" #1's fantastic visuals are sold short with a script prone to violence that misunderstands the protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 21, 2021

    King tells you on page two the outcome of the eight issues so you can probably stop reading now. To be honest I'm still a bit mad at him for the atrocious Heroes in Crisis. Great artwork in a rambling book. two stars. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 18, 2021

    Where to begin this review of a book which is visually gorgeous, a super-hero rendition of True Grit to the point at times it feels like plagiarism, and a slap in the face to long time Supergirl fans? Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jun 15, 2021

    Wow! This was atrocious even by Tom King standards. It sounded like something Bendis would write, but I'm sure Tom thought he sounded highly intelligent, just as his fans love to think about themselves. Poor Supergirl, after the cringey tv show and the bad comics from the last years, now she has to go through this torture too. I wouldn't be surprised if she becomes a villain after this, it's King's shtick to stain all superheroes that he gets to write.

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  • 1.0
    ZorEl Jun 15, 2021

    Art is a 9-10, but this isn't a Supergirl comic so I can't give anything else than a 1.

    I buy a comic with Supergirl on it, I expect Supergirl in it. It's like if I buy a pizza and get a fish dish. It might be well made fish dish, but I ordered pizza.

    This is not Kara, it's Rooster Cogburn wearing a Supergirl-Edgar-Suit.

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  • 10

    Wow. This was something else. Tom King is triyng to redefine an old and secundary character, and this is a bold and fantastic start.

  • 1.0
    Harold Jun 15, 2021

    Boooooooring

  • 4.0
    Prodigalson16 Jun 16, 2021

    Nice art, derivative writing.

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  • 2.0
    TJMB3891 Jun 16, 2021

    I was going to give it a 1 but I liked the art so I gave it a 2. Jesus, when will they stop letting Tom King ruin everything.

    Tom King lovers can hold their breath. I don't need you to try and tell me that I've never read a Tom King book. I've read every issue of every comic he's ever written, what can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment. I liked his early stuff but damn, he's gone downhill, hard.

    I don't know why it happened or when it happened but somewhere along the way of everyone kissing his a**, he got lazy or just thought he could do no wrong, I don't know. He tries to do that terrible thing that Bendis used to be good at but is awful at now, where they think they're writing people as they speak in real life. more

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  • 4.5
    GammaBurst Jun 15, 2021

    It's Tom King, so I didn't expect more than mediocre...

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  • 10
    Jeff Plaza Jun 17, 2021

    I loved this issue! I cant wait for the next one. The art was amazing, I think this was a perfect issue for new readers.

  • 8.5
    mynameisraj Jun 15, 2021

    It's one of Tom King's best first issues! Kara doesn't seem out of character here, King finds a nice balance of her shedding her teenage years and coming into adulthood as many people have. Bilquis Evely is stellar as always. One of the best artists of our generation.

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jun 16, 2021

    How does DC let Tom King keep writing books? He, once again, shows that he is a horrible writer and should not be allowed to write anything. The art is slightly better than the writing, but definitely not good.

  • 9.0
    thecomiccookebook Jun 16, 2021

    I found this to be quite a lot of fun and incredible artwork from Bilquis Everly. The story has great character stakes for a character that I wasn’t previously interested in. Another great book from Tom King.

  • 8.5
    dirtysexygeeky Jun 17, 2021

    My first review for Comic Book Roundup ... how exciting!

    A straightforward yet captivating story that left me wanting more. This iteration of Supergirl seems to be alarming a few readers however this is the first issue, we need to give Tom King time to delve into the series. There may be an explanation for Karas unusual behaviour. The medieval styled language makes for good comedy and is an interesting contrast to the superhero/sci-fi elements of Supergirl. New character Ruthye is very endearing through her naivety and youth; she has a goal and she will stop at nothing until she succeeds. Bilquis Evely is brilliant when it comes to capturing the emotions of her characters; it’s all in the eyes. I’m looking forward to the next more

  • 8.5
    Alloy Press Jun 19, 2021

    Haters on here are out of their minds....what Supergirl comic in the last five years has been NEAR this level of fun? Please let me know....This was a great issue with a more adult F--- you Kara and it worked. Maybe people were upset about the Dog...understandable.

  • 8.0
    Fracadactyl Jun 16, 2021

    Before becoming a Superwoman, Kara awkwardly enters adulthood. I like how Tom King writes Kara like a legendary hero in a similar manner to Red Sonja. She's found a world to thrive on and isn't held back by her past here. But she doesn't quite understand what it means to be an adult yet; does anybody who turns 18 or 21 feel any different than they do as teenagers? So when a child asks for her help after everything, Kara's journey truly begins.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 17, 2021

    Why King always needs to make the life of the characters he write miserable?
    Or why he always want to make them murderous? :(
    Or other most important question, why DC still trying to make Kara's life miserable??

    First with her last ongoing series in the last arc. Later Future Grim State, and now this.

    I was very hopeful for Kara future since good characterization of her in last Bendis run in Action Comics or in the new run of Phillip Kennedy Johnson where show morals and ideals of Supergirl. With True, Justice, compassion, diplomatic and everything who represents House of El and Supers.

    Poor Krypto, I hope he won't die.

    To be fair the characterization of Kara is faithful to the comics an more

  • 7.0
    Joresti Jun 16, 2021

    It was fine but i don't understand why Supergirl is written in such a way.

  • 10
    Æther Jun 16, 2021

    This is basically True Grit in comic form. Supergirl is Jeff Bridges/John Wayne. Not the most original start to a tale of revenge but classic and fun no doubt. I feel its more a 7.5/8 out of 10 for me, but I gotta rate it a 10 because of all the irrational haters who rate Kings comics 1 and have literally nothing interesting to say in their reviews. Def wanna see where this one is going, yet another great comic from the King.

  • 8.5
    deen Jun 26, 2021

    An intriguing first chapter for this mini series, with lovely art.

  • 7.5
    TSMack Jul 15, 2021

    Competently written & nicely illustrated. This first issue has a fantasy feel to it.

  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Jun 15, 2021

    It was fine tbh. Supergirl is written weird tho, she wouldnt be going out and drinking. Plus, why are we following this woman instead of SUPERGIRL herself.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Jun 22, 2021

    I'm kind of at a loss with this comic. I enjoyed parts of it. I was iffy on the Ruthye stuff throughout, but like, eventually it clicked, kinda? The art is good... The story exists... I'm very lukewarm on this one. I don't dislike it, but I didn't have a great time reading it either.

  • 2.5
    Barelyalivebutnotded Jun 17, 2021

    good art, terrible narrative.

  • 2.0
    Duggy17 Jun 17, 2021

    That was so boring. The art is really nice but the colouring is so dull it just ruins the comic. The story is so uninteresting and Supergirl is barely in it, and when she is in she’s basically just some random person in a Supergirl costume.

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