If you watched the inaugural season of Supergirl on CBS, you’ll definitely want to pick up this book. No, you won’t see Alex Danvers or Hank Henshaw but you will see Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers, Kara’s foster parents. You’ll meet Kara Zor-El before she becomes Kara Danvers. You’ll meet the D.E.O. head Cameron Chase and maybe she’s as heartless as she seems, maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see. I couldn’t get a good feel of her character in the short time we’re with her in this issue.
You’ll meet a character from the phantom zone that was infected by red kryptonite with monstrous repercussions. What’s most important about this issue? You’ll meet a Supergirl that’s not, well, super. However, she is still the Supergirl we know and love. She is alone, most certainly now, and she is compassionate. We also learn that she has picked up the gift of witty banter and being a sarcastic smart ass.
We flash between Argo City, saved by Kara’s father, and Earth and get a feel for what happened to bring Supergirl to Earth. So, we get to see Argo City after Krypton’s destruction, after Supergirl is sent away and after it gets torn to shreds. We can begin to understand Kara Zor-El and her loss more in this issue.
The art is charming. Lupacchino keeps the costume design from the TV show, which ties it in nicely for viewers that are just picking up their first Supergirl comic. This really is worth the time to read for fans of the TV show. I have been a long time fan of Supergirl and I groaned when I heard the word “Rebirth.” You’ll be glad you picked this title up.
I give it 5 out of 5 red capes!