Review: Supergirl: Being Super #2

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artists: Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick

Summary
Kara deals with the repercussions of the earthquake.

Positives
The cover by Joelle Jones and Kelly Fitzpatrick is fantastic. They capture the horror of an earthquake really well. And I love the Supergirl logo etched into the ground; that looks fantastic.

The interior art is by Jones with colors by Fitzpatrick. The art is incredible; I love it a lot. A lot of it has to do with the facial expressions. Jones is able to convey a lot of emotion through the faces that resonates with me. I also like the general tone and style of the art.

I like how this issue deals with death. It doesn’t feel superfluous or for the sake of shock value. It’s a real thing that affects people; there are consequences. There’s a maturity in how grief is displayed that makes the death even sadder. It’s a very somber issue but that works in its favor.

The mystery of Kara’s powers faltering is getting a lot more interesting. I’m really curious about what exactly is going on.

Verdict
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.

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.