Power Girl #17

by Alan Rapp on October 20, 2010

in Comics

  • Title: Power Girl #17
  • Comic Vine: link
  • Writer:Judd Winick
  • Artist:Sam Basri

Batman helps Power Girl track down Benjamin Vitale, the sixth most prosperous arms dealer in the world, who has stolen a Cybernetic Re-Adaptive Stimulant Humanoid.

Sadly Batman only stays around for the first few pages. I say sadly because it’s Power Girl’s thoughts about Dick and the interplay between the two that works best. I like Kara’s take on Dick, and love her comment about how much he sounds like Bruce when he tries to look out for her (and how much he doesn’t when he offers a joke before he swings off into the night).

That’s not to say the rest of the issue involving a confused Power Girl fighting a fetishized weirdo in the Antarctic isn’t fun (’cause you know it is). The fight itself works well as the does the “surprise” ending (which you should be able to guess).

The next issue should have another big throwdown and more answers, but this issue works well on its own (mostly for the early scenes with Batman). Worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

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