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Review Brew: ‘Supergirl #22’

Supergirl and Krypto have made their way to Mogo (the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps) and Kara has begun her investigation. Kara is trying to find out what happened to the doomed planet all of those years ago.

Supergirl #22
Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Kevin Maguire
Published by: DC Comics
Price: $3.99
Release Date: 09/12/2018

Supergirl and Krypto have made their way to Mogo (the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps) and Kara has begun her investigation. Kara is trying to find out what happened to the doomed planet all of those years ago. While on descent into Mogo, Kara’s ship is destroyed and she is rescued by John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. They welcome her and Krypto with open arms. At night, Kara sneaks into the Lantern Archives. What will she find out?

This is a pretty solid second chapter by Marc Andreyko. Andreyko clearly has a grasp on not only Kara but also the members of the Green Lantern Corps. I really enjoyed the film noir feel of the story and the interactions between Kara and John Stewart. This tale is also not without comic relief as Krypto steals the show in every joke he is involved with. There is also a reveal in the final panel of the book that I thought was pretty clever. The reveal and some of the character moments show the strength of writing from Marc Andreyko.

The art by Kevin Maguire is once again fantastic. I love the simple look of the characters and every panel is beautiful. Mogo looks incredible and I enjoy the futuristic looks of the buildings. Even the Lantern Archive looks fantastic. My favorite panel of the book is the very last one where Kara starts to find out what happened to the planet Krypton. Maguire can do no wrong when it comes to his art.

I did have one issue with this book, the Green Lanterns come off as very ignorant. They just seemed to be there as a way of exposition. It didn’t really move the story along and felt very out of place. Kyle Rayner tries way too hard to be funny and it comes off as dull. I just feel that the Lanterns could have been used in a more supportive role.

I did enjoy this book and I do want to see how this story plays out but with the way the Lanterns were written, I will be cautious with future books.

3 Flying Krypto’s out of 5

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