Honestly I bought this comic for the cover… I instantly regonized Artgerm’s artwork and I needed to have it ! I’m a huge Supergirl fan though, of the CW TV Series… I haven’t really read much of her in comic book form, but the storyline caught me in and now I guess I’m gonna keep reading the next issues.
I don’t have a lot of background to the story that was presented in this issue, it’s the 16th and from what I’ve gathered the DEO is after Supergirl – totally different from the TV Show where Supergirl & the DEO are like pals and working together. There’s this real creepy “guy” called Bones that’s organizing a massive take down plan, and using people with powers to stop or kill Supergirl. I have no clue what his personal vendatta is with her, but I hate him already.
Supergirl’s alter ego, Kara Danvers, looks wildly different in this comic book series. Not only does she wear the usual glasses, but she has brown hair ! She’s a total brunette, it’s so strange. I’m not sure if it’s a wig or what, but I’m still digging the whole “human” look the pencillers are going for. There’s two villains in this story, first one is Sharon Vance but from what I’ve read so far, she doesn’t seem to be an actual villain, she was conditioned by Bones to act badly but in reality she’s kind of on Supergirl’s side.
Whereas the other villain, Deceilia who’s a crazy maniac killer only wants to cause mayhem and murder as many people as she possibly can… they kind of cut the flow right when Supergirl was about to confront her, so I won’t know what happens until next month. I’m totally curious & gonna be on the lookout for #17.
RATING – 7/10 Nice ! Well here’s my problem with monthly issues, is that I have to wait an entire month until I can read the rest of the story ! It’s suspensful sure, which can be good if you aren’t impatient like I am. I think it’s a fun series to start if you’re into Supergirl, and the cover is honestly freaking amazing.
This year’s DC Comics crossover was epic ! but… if you aren’t following every show : Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow then you might be wondering how to catch all the episodes ? and in which order…? well this post is here to answer just that.
No spoilers, I mean apart for some stills, and no review but if you want to know if it’s worth catching up, definitively ! It was well written and directed, I wish there were more use of the Legends and Supergirl’s strength but all in all it was an amazing job and a cool storyline.
It begins with Supergirl, watch episode 8 from season 3 to get you started; then go for Arrow, the sequel will be on episode 8 of season 6 ! yeah, long time running show 🙂 The third part is shown on The Flash, again episode 8 but from season 4 and finish with the incredible Legends of Tomorrow, their episode 8 season 3.
Little recap :
SUPERGIRL – Episode 8, Season 3
ARROW – Episode 8, Season 6
THE FLASH – Episode 8, Season 4
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Episode 8, Season 3
Have fun binging !
Girl of Steel
aka Supergirl darkness
This review not only contains spoilers, but is probably completely biased as this show has become my favorite since it first aired two years ago. I have been dying of excitement for the Season 3 Premiere, I was finally able to watch it today and it did not disappoint me at all as a “Superfan”. So you guys have been warned, brace yourself for my review and by the way, I just love Kara’s new highlights !
The episode starts with Supergirl’s focus on Mon-El, and we can clearly see that she is heartbroken and is experiencing a time of grief which translates for darkness in Kara Danver’s world. But she’s decided to give her whole full warrior-badass potential into being the best superhero National City could ever hope for… unfortunately, that means that she is ignoring her “human” side, and life as Kara, becoming more Kryptonian on screen than ever before.
The new villain we are being offered is quite the manipulative and megalomaniac business type of guy. We don’t really know what all of his angles are from this first episode, but they’re clearly up to no good since he hired some guy to cloak a freaking nuke so that no one at the DEO, not even Supergirl, could see it coming when they would launch it to destroy the city; and they did all that during the inauguration of the Girl of Steel statue.
Supergirl showed a tremendous force of character during this whole situation, she almost died drowned but she managed to “wake up” figuratively and literally, and saved National City once more, by pulling with her Herculean strength a whole submarine from underwater. It was quite impressive, and I just thought to myself at that moment : that poor girl, all the things she’s been put through as a hero and person, and she’s always come through despite the harsh situations she’s had to experience. She deserves happiness, so I hope the writers will give her back some love by bringing back Mon-El into her life.
The mention of the biggest and gayest wedding to come, between Alex and Maggie who look adorable together, was one of those cool moments in this episode. Like Lena Luthor buying out CatCo and wanting to work there with her bestie Kara, and the touching moment between Alex and J’onn when she asked him to walk her down the aisle.
By the end of the episode, Supergirl was kind of back to herself, allowing her humanity to take over by trying to pursue what makes her whole. I don’t know if she’s gonna be able to leave all that darkness behind, but I am intrigued about this new character we’ve been shown, the future Reign… and this thing, that was uncovered in the waters.
RATING – 8.5/10 AWESOME ! I enjoyed this premiere so much, I am emotionally invested in this show and I found the beginning of the third season great and up to my wishes. I think it’s going to be an interesting season…