Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 17, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 39
8.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Supergirl steps into an ancient trap, stranding her and Ruthye on a planet of nearly perpetual night. Now, the woman of steel must call on every remaining ounce of strength to combat the monsters left on this world to kill any super unlucky enough to end up on its surface.

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 16, 2021

    As the two heroes head off towards the next stage of their journey, they'll have a tough act to follow from this brilliant issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 17, 2021

    While this issue seems to slow down, it provides some important character moments for Ruthye and indicating she may be on the verge of a sea change in her reason for living. While Kara gets some character reinforcement it's her connection to the greater DC Universe that is significant, and not just the contemporary DCU, but perhaps a more traditional DCU. Could this story be part of any incarnation of Kara Zor-El? And, of course it's in a beautiful package as Evely and Lopes demonstrate again why they are one of the premiere art teams in comics. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Nov 17, 2021

    This issue has actual emotional stakes that linger after you've done. And Evely's art is an absolute revelation. Hands-down, this is the best issue of the series thus far and it is exquisite. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 17, 2021

    A big part of Kings genius with this series lies in the fact that anyone chapter could stand alone almost perfectly on its own. Each one is its own self-contained story that rests in a larger context of a much bigger plot. A series like this could easily run for MUCH more than the eight issues that have been allotted for it. The travels of Kara and Ruthye are satisfying on quite a few levels. Thankfully, a few more issues are left to carry us through much of the coming winter. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 16, 2021

    Evelys art is brilliantly detailed and both the character designs and backgrounds draw the eye of the reader on every panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Nov 16, 2021

    As a full package, this might be one of the best issues of this series. Tom King, Bilquis Evely, Matheus Lopes and Clayton Cowles have not disappointed with this series and mark my words, this will become one of the definitive Supergirl stories. With excellent writing, art and lettering, this issue is a slam dunk. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 24, 2021

    A story that separates the Kryptonian from her powers, making a challenge for Supergirl that isn't just a matter of Kryptonite or Luthorian scheming. Well-done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2021

    They just don't make adventure comics quite like Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5 very often anymore. The heavy use of captions and the lack of a superhero punching something may annoy some, but overall this is a rich reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 16, 2021

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5 traps Supergirl and Ruthye on a planet deadly for Kryptonians to ask the one question on everyone's mind - how much tougher is Supergirl compared to Superman? With deadly dinosaur designs and generally gorgeous art, the issue looks great and reads even better. However, it's a pointless filler that belongs in an anthology. Not in a limited-run arc that's halfway done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 19, 2021

    Of course, we need one last threat.  And it doesn't look good.  Read Full Review

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