Supergirl

Supergirl

Volume 2, Girl in the World

Graphic Novel - 2013
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Unlike her cousin Superman, Supergirl arrived on Earth from her dead home planet of Krypton fully grown, fully powered and totally confused. Unable to speak anything but her native tongue of Kryptonese, unsure of how she arrived on Earth, and distrustful of the now-adult Superman, Supergirl truly is alone in the world.

When Kara is quickly befriended by a Scottish punk rocker named Siobhan--who can mysteriously speak Kryptonese--she's getting more than a best friend out of the deal. She's also getting a new ally and an introduction to the strangest enemy she's ever faced--the supernatural Black Banshee. But what is Siobhan's link to this new, immortal threat?

The writing team of Michael Green ( Heroes ) and Mike Johnson (SUPERMAN/BATMAN), with art by Mahmud Asrar ( Dynamo 5 ) and George P#65533;rez (JLA), continue the adventures of the Girl of Steel as finds her place on a planet that fears her in Supergirl: Girl in the World (collecting issues #0, 8-12).
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, 2013.
ISBN: 9781401240875
1401240879
Branch Call Number: GRE Y GN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Girl in the world

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Keogh
Jul 03, 2015

Blessedly free of crossovers (for now, anyway), this collection has a new take on a familiar DC character. The art does well for the story.

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manuelte
Mar 13, 2014

Early on we are introduced to a character who can speak Kryptonian, her powers, she says, are to fully master any language having heard just a few words. This expands to alien languages, and even animal calls. Amazing character, I think, they found a way for Kara to have partners and friends without breaking her alien background, and her partner being a linguistic instead of another tank works great. But before the issue is over she is revealed to be the Silver Banshee, a mystical powered character whose powers have nothing to do with language, and is now another boring superhero with an unclear power set that runs in her family.

The rest of the book is basically background for Kara, a couple of unimpressive battles, and a tie in to a Superman/Supergirl story to come. All in all, not a great book, even though I keep wanting to like it because we need more female heroes that are well written. Alas, that is not the case here.

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BrianLaBelle
Mar 01, 2014

Kara Zor-El continues her quest to discover who and what she is and how she fits into the New 52 Universe.

metalsox6 Aug 19, 2013

One of the stronger new 52 books. Unlike most this doesn't include pointless crossovers.

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