Supergirl

Supergirl #21

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2018

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Supergirl #21 comic reviewSupergirl #21 is a transitional issue that gives Kara a new purpose and mission far from her adopted home. Recent events with Rogol Zaar have raised far too many questions for the Maid of Might, and after the discovery that even the Guardians of the Universe have something to hide about the mad man who claims to have destroyed Krytpton, Supergirl heads out to find answers.

Kara’s absence leaves yet another hole in Superman’s world as recent events have the character more isolated that he’s been in quite some time. The choice of Kara’s traveling companion is an interesting one that provides some familial bond and also gives Kara someone to talk to in the darker and lonelier moments.

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The Man of Steel #3

by Alan Rapp on June 18, 2018

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The Man of Steel #3 comic reviewWhile Man of Steel continues the thread of Superman investigating the number of arson attempts that have sprung up over Metropolis in recent weeks, and even features a fun cameo from Batman who startles Fire Inspector Melody Moore, the crux of the issue continues to be the lead-up to Superman encounterin Rogol Zaar.

Once again, we see more flashbacks that suggest (but don’t confirm) that Zaar was responsible for hastening the destruction of Krypton. Learning that a Kryptonian still lives has led the villain to Earth and to the Fortress of Solitude where we he make a lasing impression on Superman by destroying the bottled city of Kandor. A piece of Superman lore that has been reused often over the years, its destruction (and Superman’s failure to protect it) sends a definitive message about what kind of villain the Man of Steel is dealing with.

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Supergirl – Make It Reign

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Make It Reign
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Supergirl - Make It Reign television review

Setting up next week’s season finale, “Make It Reign” features Selena (Anjali Jay) and her disciples on Earth working to restore their world killer. Despite the illusion of being destroyed, Reign (Odette Annable) still exists and is tied to Sam. As the Kryptonian witches (which, despite being immensely powerful, are as ridiculous as they sound) resurrect their creation, Sam’s health worsens. And with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) stuck Argo, things are looking pretty bleak for Earth, especially after the Kryptonians raid the DEO to get their hands on the final ingredient needed to bring back Reign.

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  • Title: Justice League Action – Keeping up with the Kryptonians
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Justice League Action - Keeping up with the Kryptonians TV review

The second straight episode featuring Mr. Mxyzptlk (Gilbert Gottfried) toying with DC heroes, “Keeping up with the Kryptonians” is of interest for finding a way to incorporate the Red Son Superman into the series. Toying with the idea of alternate realities, Mr. Mxyzptlk alters the history of both Superman (Jason J. Lewis) and Supergirl (Joanne Spracklen) sending the Man of Steel to be raised in Eastern Europe and the Maid of Might to be raised in Hollywood. As Kara turns into a popular, if vapid, celebrity, the Kryptonian becomes the lead warrior for an invading army.

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Supergirl – Not Kansas

by Alan Rapp on June 5, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Not Kansas
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Supergirl - Not Kansas television review

“Not Kansas” opens with the defeat of Reign (Odette Annable) and Lena purging the Kryptonian alter-ego and saving Sam. The episode ends with a new Kryptonian threat as those behind Reign’s existence show up on Earth and restore her citadel. In between, he latest episode of Supergirl offers two main stories. The first of these centers around Kara (Melissa Benoist) deciding to return to Argo with Mon-El (Chris Wood) and spend some time with her mother (Erica Durance). The other centers around weapons designed for the DEO hitting the streets and into the hands of an unstable lawyer with plans to use them against his former company.

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