Mild Mannered Reviews – Supergirl: Being Super #4

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Supergirl: Being Super #4 [of 4]

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 28, 2017

Cover date: August 2017

Chapter Four

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Penciller: Joëlle Jones
Inker: Joëlle Jones
Cover: Joëlle Jones

Reviewed by: James Lantz

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In her quest for her own identity, Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El learns much. Tan-On is not what he seems. He tells her that he came to Earth as an ambassador. Yet, he was captured and tortured. Now he seeks revenge on the entire planet Earth for the wrongdoings committed by a select group of the population. If Kara doesn’t stop Tan-On, the entire world, beginning with Midvale and her friend Dolly, could be completely exterminated.

The battle between Kara and Tan-On rages with the deaths of the scientists whom we later learn are part of LexCorp and Lex Luthor’s quest to control Kryptonians’ powers. The Lost Daughter of Krypton tells her foe of their homeworld’s demise. He doesn’t believe her and lashes out by throwing Dolly to her death and attempting to destroy Midvale. Kara rescues Dolly before her final battle (at least for now) with Tan-On. Her powerful super breath stops an explosion from decimating the town, but Tan-On is nowhere to be found. He’s flown off to parts unknown. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor, is searching for both Kara and Tan-On while Supergirl, as Dolly calls her, goes to Metropolis to seek advice and answers from the newly discovered Superman.

5Story – 5: Okay, this issue does feel like three issues have been crammed into one issue. However, that does not hinder a comic that is really a great read from start to finish. This is Supergirl’s ‘Earth One’ with a cameo by Superman that I had not expected. This better have a sequel, and it better come out soon with some spin-off series.

5Art – 5: Both cover and interior art are excellent. They complement the story and this series perfectly.

5Cover Art – 5: It’s a pity I can’t give this higher than a five.
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June 29, 2017 3:57 pm

“It’s a pity I can’t give this higher than a five.”

Would five MILLION do? This cover alone would make me get this. It’s graceful and powerful, with just that right amount of sexy in it. This takes the “Aerial Ballet” from the 1984 Supergirl Helen Slater movie to another level.

Kara’s eyes tell you…come with me, her toes are pointed so gracefully like a ballarina. And her long cape adds that elegance factor. This is just beyond beautiful…THIS IS BREATHTAKING if I may dare to use such a word.