Review: Supergirl #18

Review: Supergirl #18

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Jody Houser & Steve Orlando

Artists: Carmen Carnero, Michael Atiyeh

Covers: Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Michael Atiyeh & Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

 

Summary

Supergirl must stop Evolutionist from tearing apart the school dance without revealing her secret identity.

Review: Supergirl #18

Positives

In a comic book that’s called Supergirl, I couldn’t be happier that we got an issue all about Kara Zor-El. Supergirl may have saved the day once again, but it was Kara’s heart and compassion that won this issue.

In the opening page of every Supergirl book during the past few months, we have always seen the same intro with Kara declaring how she and Earth save each other every day, and in this issue, it actually happened. Using that strategy to defeat Evolutionist was perfect, and showed what a seasoned hero she’s become.

Speaking of Evolutionist, we did get a brief backstory about her, which really helped to understand her rationale of attacking Supergirl. But what I most enjoyed about this character was the over the top villain references. Saying that your a scalpel that will carve her from this world, perfect villain dialogue.

Supergirl’s speech to Agent Ocampo was so genuine, and from the heart. I for one am glad that Ocampo did the right thing, but not really surprised.

As I mentioned before, this was an issue about Kara Zor-El, finally stepping out of Supergirl’s shadow, and forging her own life, and her own happiness. None was so obvious as when Kara was on the beach with Ben. It was incredibly sweet.

Art in this issue was fantastic. There were a few panels that were better then others, but overall, action pages were vibrant and facial expressions looked perfect. Best pages though have got to be the two page spread with Supergirl using the photo booth to change into Supergirl.

Review: Supergirl #18

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

 

Verdict

A fantastic issue, with great artwork, and a cringing cliff-hanger.

 

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Danny Saab

Writer and producer of DC fan films Girl of Steel and Batgirl Rises. Started reading monthly comics 5 years ago and never looked back. Sheer and absolute allegiance to the greatest hero that ever lived, Supergirl.