Mild Mannered Reviews – Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2

Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2

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DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2 [of 2]

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 9, 2021
Cover date: April 2021

“Two Graves” – Part 2

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Penciller: Marguerite Sauvage
Inker: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover: Paulina Ganucheau
Variant Covers: Alex Garner

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

The aliens known as Lythi have transformed into giant eels and are attacking Kara to get to Lynari and the Starfall Gem. They reveal the truth of how Lynari came into possession of the gem.

Though Kara fights back the creature reveals it has brought a Quantum Detonator. All they want is Lynari if not they will destroy the moon colony. When Kara refuses, the bomb detonates but doesn’t do as much damage as anticipated, though it has enraged Kara.

Lynari sees how much Kara is prepared to sacrifice and steals her powers and takes ownership of the situation. She shatters the Starfall gem and by doing so erased all the hatred and greed surrounding it. Lynari is shocked when the Lythi transforms into its true form, her own Aunt Kimara.

Inspired by Kara’s work on the moon Lynari, Kimara and the residents work hard over the years to restore the moon base.

The moon base is now named the Eternal Garden. And Kara Zor-El lies resting in peace next to Krypto as the society she built thrives on in the future.

The End.

2Story – 2: My mistake, I thought this was a Kara Zor-El story. Dull, boring and a sad lonely end for one of DC’s iconic characters. Idealistic ending? Yes. Whimsical and airy ending? Yes. A good comic book? No. I feel that perhaps a little girl might find it an enchanting story, so I can’t slate it completely but this was a story more about Lynari with Kara just there as a lonely, isolated, guest star.

To be honest I’d prefer to forget I ever read this.

2Art – 2: As with last issue, the color palette deadens the energy and action to a sort of dreamy state. I just feel it is trying too hard to appeal to a specific demographic. I’d be interested on hearing the female reader perspective.

2Cover Art – 2: Making the monster bigger doesn’t make it a bigger, better cover. The eels looks deadly for sure, but Supergirl looks completely out of her depth. Again the color palette ruins it. I’m not sure what they were aiming for.

5Variant Cover Art – 5: This cover is pretty cool. Absolutely, hands down, the best part of the book. It even makes that strange costume palatable. Alex Garner hits a home run with this one and it’s a shame the book itself is so bad that this art will be buried with it.

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February 13, 2021 11:26 pm

As a fellow huge fan of Supergirl here (which Adam can attest to), I found the whole “Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman” miniseries more than truly insulting.  Marguerite Bennett is honestly one of those writers who sadly just *doesn’t* get Supergirl.  Bennett better not be the new writer for when Supergirl’s title does come back, particularly because I never, and I mean *never* wanna see what can only be described as “Spinster Woman” or that hideous Super suit actual whole timeline come to be (also, Krypto and no Streaky? Kara’s actual pet cat? Come on now). Instead of showing a… Read more »