Review: Supergirl #1
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
7 September 2016
“Reign of the Cyborg Supermen: Part One,” by Steve Orlando and artist Brian Ching, is a great first comic. It's very comical, seeing Kara learning how to drive. Anyone that thought that they were bad when they first started driving will think twice when they see Kara trying to parallel park. This issue gives the reader a bit of Kara's backstory, just in case this is the first time you are reading a Supergirl comic. It isn’t too in-depth, though, and focuses more on present day Kara trying to fit in at school and be a “normal” girl. There, of course, are a few pages where Kara saves the day. However, it isn't seen as a total positive; Kara was not told to leave school and save the day, so she's scolded.
The main concern of the D.E.O is for Kara to fit in and for no one to figure out that Kara is indeed Supergirl. Kara, on the other hand, just wants to go back home, where she feels like she belongs. Of course, she cannot do that since Krypton has been destroyed and her parents are dead. Jeremiah and Eliza are doing all that they can to make Kara feel at home; they even turned their living room into something Kryptonian (even if it is outdated). However, it doesn't make Kara feel any more comfortable; it actually just makes her feel even more out of place. In the next few issues, I’m sure Kara is going to see that she can feel at home here on Earth, and I'm curious to see where her journey is going to go.
The Verdict: This is a great comic for a first time Supergirl reader. It doesn't give too much backstory, for those who already know about Supergirl, but it gives enough for someone who doesn't. It's going to be interesting to see how Kara finds her path here on Earth.