Kara Zor-El is a strange character. Since her introduction way back when as the cousin of Superman, her character has usually depended on what writer was handling her at the time. There have been as many “new, new” Supergirls as there have been Lois Lanes, it seems, and yet the center, the heart of the hero who we love is far more than just a female version of Supes.
Here, in the dreamy cosmos of her memories, writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson succeed, IMHO, to capture that warrior spirit yet little girl uncertainty that makes Supergirl such a marvelous character for any age.
Always alien, even it seems among her own kind, Kara has strived with the best of them to be a hero. But was that the role fate had in store for her, or one she thrust upon herself? Those questions are analyzed here as never before, all in the innocence of a girl’s young memory.
Mahmud Asrar and Dave McCaig work well together creating the mood for this fine story, one that I am sure will get a lot of play in adventures to come. The visions are wonderfully nightmarish and the mood is tense and terrific.
Supergirl is never a title I actively look to for my pull pile, but it is certainly a book to be admired.