Review: Supergirl: Being Super #3

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

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artists: Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick

Summary
Kara continues to grieve over the loss of her friend as she discovers more about who she is.

Positives
The cover by Joelle Jones and Kelly Fitzpatrick is cool. Kara looks fantastic on it and it’s an intriguing cover. The image makes me want to know what is going on.

The interior art by Jones with colors by Fitzpatrick is stellar as well. The faces are well defined and expressive. A lot of emotion is displayed through facial expressions which helps make the book effective. The colors are vibrant and always support the appropriate mood and style.

I love how Mariko Tamaki is dealing with grief in this story. There’s a sadness in having to deal with a routine such as going to school after such a massive trauma. Kara has to go back to normal despite missing a major part of herself with Jen gone. It’s really captivating and sad.

There is a legitimately great twist in this book. I didn’t see it coming at all and it makes the book so much more interesting. I am really excited to see where the next issue picks up.

Verdict
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.

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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.