on 7 September 2002
I really liked this book, but then I'm a sucker for anything Peter David...and Supergirl. My only gripe with the book would be that at times it's a little 'villian of the week-ish', with the far more interesting plot threads running in the background and for those not familiar with the 'Final Night' storyline, one of the issues will seem to pop up from nowhere.
That said, it's wonderfully written. The Supergirl/Linda Danvers character is far more interesting than the Lex Luthor lapdog she once was and the injection of a little humour into the character (which contrasts nicely with some of the darker elements), is always welcome. The artwork is nice also, Supergirl has never looked so hot!...well, not since Helen Slater anyway...
I hope that some more of Peter Davids run on Supergirl is released because this is one of those books that you could just keep on reading.
on 25 March 2004
Hmmm.. I personally thought that the Maid Of Steel was a lesser superhero than the good ol' Man of Steel. I have recently got into the world of ol' Linda Danvers/Supergirl. There's a sense of humanity to this book (a human girl gaining super powers!) so this story is much more believable, I mean she has typical teen issues (relationships, college, having to juggle a normal teenage life with regular superhero duties!) so Linda Danver is much more like Peter Parker than the goody-goody Kara / Supergirl, plus this book has a sense of humour something that the Superman books lack (too wholesome and serious). And with regards to Supergirl's looks.. maybe alien women are just naturally beautiful, but why blonde and why can Kryptonians speak perfect english hmmm?
Anyway... the journey from humble Supergirl to the merging of Linda & Supergirl is interesting to say the least! I laughed at certain moments , Linda is up there with ol' Peter Parker for wise-cracking!!
The writer does a good job of showing a more human side by Supergirl having to deal with the colourful past of Linda and Linda coping with another identity! The artwork is top notch and vibrant!
Anyway... I don't own this book, but I'm definitely thinking of buying it, the tale is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and she's my next choice of hero to old Superman!
on 10 September 1999
Supergirl's never really been one of my favourites but when I picked this up I couldn't put it down. Split personalities, cults and the creepiest ex-boyfriend ever, Supergirl mixes a fantastically written story with gorgeous artwork to produce one of the most intelligent and engaging graphic novels in a long time. Even if you're not a big fan of Supermans cousin, give it a go; you'll be surprised.
on 12 May 2000
Now this is what I call a good book. Gripping, that's the word. It starts off by showing just how empty Supergirl's life is, then sets her up with a bevy of ready-made human relationships when she has to merge with a dying girl to save her. The main meat of the book is Supergirl/Linda trying to work out what kind of person she is, and how to relate to her parents, while kicking the odd demon into touch in her spare time. This kind of story could easily fall flat on its face but Peter David (who should know a thing or two about split personalities given the numbers of years he worked on the Incredible Hulk comic-book) pulls it off in a very enjoyable way. The only problem is the last page, which isdisappointing in its lack of closure - although I guess you have accept that the stories were taken from the Supergirl comic which is still dealing with some of these subplots today!
The art is excellent too; a touch cartoony in places but very clean and clear and just what the story needed. And the gorilla looks amazingly good.
Buy this book. You know you want to.