Supergirl

Supergirl – Both Sides Now

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Both Sides Now
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Supergirl - Both Sides Now television review

After catching Purity (Krys Marshall), and getting a glimpse at (but not really understanding) her duality, Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) disagree on how best to interrogate the world killer. After she escapes from the DEO, leaving chaos in her wake, the pair are forced to put their debate on hold while the team heads out for an underground climax in a National City subway station. Meanwhile, Sam‘s (Odette Annable) day off with her daughter leads to yet another unexplained disappearance and plenty of questions for Lena (Katie McGrath) who may finally be the first to suspect what’s really going on with her #1 employee.

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Supergirl – For Good

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – For Good
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“Holy crap, is that the Lexo-Suit? That is awesome!”

Supergirl - For Good television review

After an attack on his life, Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar) declares war on Lena (Katie McGrath) who he mistakenly believes is responsible. An attempt on Lena’s life only intensifies tension between the two leading Lena down a rabbit hole starting with rumored Luthor Corp technology and leading straight to Lilian Luthor (Brenda Strong). With the knowledge that Lillian plans to kill Edge, Lena struggles with the choice of standing back and doing nothing or enlisting Kara‘s (Melissa Benoist) help to prevent the death of the man who just tried to murder her. While she makes the right choice, it does lead to an unexpected battle at Edge’s charity event featuring one of Lex Luthor’s most-famous weapons.

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Supergirl – Fort Rozz

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Fort Rozz
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Supergirl - Fort Rozz television review

It’s a girls night out, of sorts, when Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) enlists the help of Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson), Live Wire (Brit Morgan), and Psi (Yael Grobglas) to investigate the floating remains of Fort Rozz which is now (conveniently) orbiting a star which will not only drain Kara of her powers but also prevents any non-female support from taking part in the mission. If the team can keep it together long enough, their mission is to find the High Priestess (Sarah Douglas) who knows all about Reign (Odette Annable) and what is to come. Neither a solar flare which puts the ship off-course nor the sudden arrival of Reign hardly help matters. There’s also Psi’s attack on Imra which is initially shrugged off but seems to foreshadow possible trouble ahead.

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Supergirl – Legion of Super-Heroes

by Alan Rapp on January 16, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Legion of Super-Heroes
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Supergirl - Legion of Super-Heroes television review

Supergirl returns from it’s winter hiatus with Reign (Odette Annable) declaring brutal justice on National City, Mon-El (Chris Wood) calling in the help of Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) to deal with a comatose Kara (Melissa Benoist) trapped in her own mind, and the DEO desperate to stand against against the evil Kryptonian without the help of the Legion who are hesitant to take any action which may affect their future. Of course, the episode’s title does give away the fact they the Legion taking some action before the closing credits roll. Given the revelation that Reign may have a few friends of her own, it looks like Kara is going to need all the help she can get.

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Supergirl #17

by Alan Rapp on January 16, 2018

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Supergirl #17 comic reviewMost of the action in Supergirl #17 comes from Supergirl‘s battle with the super-powered Starshame who takes a more murdery view of fighting crime than the Girl of Steel. The arrival of the DEO ends the battle prematurely, although not before Supergirl has the situation well in hand.

While not a consistent reader of this comic, I often forget how different this version of Kara is than that on the Supergirl television show (which it could take several notes from). While I don’t mind Kara being separate from the DEO, I’m completely unsure of the shadowy agency’s motives without her. And keeping Kara in high school where she has to worry about things like the boy who she’s not sure if she wants him to ask her to the high school dance proves far less interesting than a more independent millennial attempting to make her way in the world.

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