Superman/Batman Vol. 2: Supergirl

March 7, 2005 | Trades


Superman/Batman: Supergirl
Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald
DC Comics
$30.95 (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

Supergirl is dead — long live Supergirl?
Once again proving the old adage that nobody in comic books ever stays dead, welcome back the Girl Of Steel to the DC Universe.
Killed off back in 1986’s Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El was in the past. But 18 years, and two different similarly named, but not genuine articles later, the powers that be at DC have reintroduced Kara, Superman’s long-lost family member from Krypton.
And wow has she changed.
With a sexy new look courtesy of gifted artist Michael Turner, whose art is breathtaking throughout this volume, Kara is thrust into the lives of DC’s three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But while the Man Of Steel welcomes this connection to his true heritage with open arms, Batman, ever the pessimist, is waiting for the other shoe to drop and Wonder Woman steps in an effort to help empower the young woman.
Throw the most dangerous villain in the DCU, Darkseid, into the mix and you’ve got an explosive storyline, courtesy of veteran writer Jeph Loeb, with more twists and turns than a roller-coaster that will leave you exhilarated.

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