- Posted by Johanna on May 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm
- Category: Superhero Reviews
- CREDITS: written by Michael Alan Nelson; art by Mahmud Asrar; cover by Emanuela Lupacchino
- PUBLISHER: DC Comics; $2.99 US
Who would have thought that seeing Supergirl and Power Girl argue with Supergirl’s house would be so entertaining? I have no idea what’s been going on in this series — or even who Supergirl *is* — but I enjoyed the dialogue between the two women.
Yes, it’s an obvious joke that Power Girl takes offense to being considered “old”, compared to the teen version. And I don’t know why the house (Sanctuary) thinks that one of them is a clone, or why anyone cares, or where the house came from, or why it’s so snarky (although that part is entertaining). All of this (of course) leads to a big fight, which could have taken up fewer pages to make me happier, but today’s DC superhero comics seem to value punching over characterization, so I should be glad we got as much conversation as we did.
I like how these women look cute (particularly the younger one) and active and related without the story ever taking second place to posing them. I hate to praise the art in part by what it’s not, but any time we have a Power Girl story, it’s a concern.
I would have really appreciated a “story so far” page explaining why Power Girl is hanging out with Supergirl instead of the Huntress, which is where I’ve seen her so far in the new DCU. I guess we’re supposed to use the internet for that now.