Story: Marc Andreyko
Art: Kevin Maguire
Colors: FCO Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Cover: Kevin Maguire with Chris Sotomayor
Variant Cover: Kaare Andrews
Editor: Jessica Chen
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
After a brief reunion with Clark, Kara sets off on another space road trip with Jon to defeat Gandelo and Rogol Zaar once and for all. The confrontation brings them to Gandelo’s homeworld, where Kara and Jon are immediately ambushed by the ice queen’s henchmen.
THOUGHTS: I enjoyed the change in pace in this issue. Although it is still very much a space adventure story, there was, like last issue, more of a focus on family, and how Kara and Jon work together as a team. It was great seeing them together, as I feel that the Supergirl title hasn’t really focused recently on her interactions with her family all that much (with the exception of last issue). I like how Kara gets the chance to be a mentor and a leader, something that she would have been to Clark had she reached Earth first. So often we see Clark showing her the ropes, and here she got to do the same for his son. It speaks to Kara’s growth as a character that she feels completely comfortable in this role.
I thought the art in this issue was excellent. The majority of this issue was focused on the battle between Kara, Jon, and Gandelo, and Maguire and Plascencia did an excellent job of conveying the action in a cinematic way. I really enjoyed Andrews’s variant cover of Brainiac.
In conclusion, this was a very fun issue, which ends on a suspenseful note that will get you hyped for the next installment. I can’t wait to see where things head next.