KindleDownload iBookBuy Now

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl Comics

Supergirl #34

Supergirl #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 20, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"The Girl Who Fell to Earth"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Karl Moline
Inker: Jose Marzan Junior
Cover: Cameron Stewart

Reviewed by: James Lantz

Click to enlarge

As the events of "Superman: Doomed" go on around her, Kara Zor-El falls to earth. Michael, a young man in a wheelchair whose parents are trapped in Metropolis, shields her from Earth's Kryptonite atmosphere by taking her to a bunker. Supergirl then goes to Metropolis to aid in rescue efforts while Wonder Woman battles Brainiac's latest soldier, Lois Lane. After Batman's team removes Kryptonite from the air, the Maid of Might finds Michael's parents and alerts him that doctors assured her that they will recover. Michael and Kara kiss and begin to bond more, but the Lost Daughter of Krypton's happiness is short-lived. Brainiac is using every brain on the planet for power, and the Cyborg Superman is about to encounter Supergirl once again. Earth's fate will be decided in the remaining chapters of "Superman: Doomed" as DC's heroes are at "Future's End".

3Story - 3: Quite frankly, this one was a difficult one to rate. It's a decent story, and I do hope we see more of the Michael character. However, this issue is not as good as what Tony Bedard has done. I expected Kara to be more active in "Superman: Doomed" in this chapter. Sure, what she was doing was important, but I felt like she was merely in the background for the entire book. In spite of this, the comic was worth reading, and I still have faith that this title will continue to be great.

2Art - 2: The art would work great for a comic based on the Bruce Timm animated series released some years ago, but it fails to capture the New 52 Universe.

5Cover Art - 5: The cover is the saving grace of this issue. It does give buyers a false hope that Kara is more active in "Superman: Doomed". Yet, it's beautifully drawn.

Mild Mannered Reviews


Note: Except for digital first releases, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic went on sale.

January 2014

February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014

Back to the Mild Mannered Reviews contents page.

Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2014.