Review: SUPERGIRL #35
[Editor’s note: this review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira
Colors: Fco Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Review by: Adam Ray
Supergirl #35 has everyone drawn in from the previous. We hear everything about Supergirl’s reunion with Jeramiah. He gives us all the insight we need into Leviathan, and their strange and insidious acts while Supergirl was off world. We’re then met by two deeply insidious figures that give our heroes a hard time, then a third who swoops in, unsure if they’re a help or a harmful entity. Also, Brainiac has gained a way into the Fortress of Solitude, and their fumbling attempts at growing Coluan life has lead to monstrous results.
The burning questions hanging from last issue have been answered without taking away any of the mystery. We get a lot of satisfying, father and daughter, interaction between Supergirl and Jeramiah. They laugh together and mourn together.
The plans of the villains are deeply interesting. Removing many of the international security agencies can let a shady organisation like Leviathan do just about anything. Therefore, they must be planning something given the extent they’re removing security agencies. The leaders are intensely mysterious and dangerous. All the more exciting.
It’s very effective to be given the information about who Leviathan are and what they’ve been up to. It involves them being merciless and eliminating members of security agencies. However we are simply told this, and we aren’t given the chance to see their acts or get any chance to feel the weight of it. A simple montage with Jeremiah’s narration, instead of us seeing the characters walk and talk would have done the trick.
Supergirl #36 has a few moments where they give us information. However, we get clues that Supergirl has to handle multiple villains all at once. Her return to earth is bringing her trouble, and future issues will bring us even more of the confrontations we need.