What I thought of Supergirl: Rebirth #1

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DC’s Rebirth titles are patchy affairs at best. True, they do seem to be working in terms of sales and readership, which is handy for certain DC Comics hierarchy as this is clearly the last roll of the dice before the American equivalent of the P45 is dished out left, right and centre.

This particular roll of the dice is Supergirl, a character who’s had her own series more times than I’ve had hot dinners it seems, but this time off the back of the successful TV series her own solo series has been relaunched again incorporating aspects of the TV adaptation while the main plot centres around some utter guff about a Kryptonian werewolf.

Before then we get Supergirl’s powers being returned due to a plot line nobody cared about in a title that few bought but this keeps the continuity geeks happy.

supergirl1Then we get to the werewolf. Seriously.

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After Supergirl gets her powers back there’s a fight, there’s always a fight…

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It’s all competent stuff as writer Steve Orlando reshapes this latest iteration of Supergirl to be virtually identical to the TV version played by Melissa Benoist with enough tweaks to make it all slightly different. Artist Emanuela Lupacchino’s art is samey and bland with all the female characters looking glamorous and in their early 20’s, even Supergirl’s foster mum looks the same age as Supergirl herself.

Supergirl: Rebirth is pretty standard superhero stuff. If you’re a fan of the TV series this might be for you even though it doesn’t have the same charm as the TV version but this is harmless, if frankly, uninspiring stuff.

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