Supergirl Vol. 1: Reign of the Cyborg Supermen

A part of DC Rebirth! 

Supergirl moves to National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father: the sinister Cyborg Superman!

Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER) comes a new beginning for Kara Zor-El in SUPERGIRL VOL. 1, a new series that is sure to appeal to fans of the TV series! Collects SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1, SUPERGIRL #1-6. 

Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world’s greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. 

Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.

The storyline was actually pretty good and seems congruent with the current CW show which is nice since I wish DC was more like Marvel in trying to have continuity throughout their media. Steve Orlando did a good job in creating realistic characters, which is saying something since he’s writing about superheroes and villains, as well as readable dialogue. His stories flow, make sense and keep your attention. I liked how he portrayed the personality and character of Kara and felt he upheld what the fans look for in her.

 Overall the art was gorgeous, fit with the story line and seemed in character for what DC has tried to do for Supergirl except for one thing. The art in this graphic novel made Kara out to look like she was barely into her teen years, if that, when she should’ve been portrayed as much older. Most of the expressions on her face make her seem borderline teenage bratty or petulant instead of having a strong attitude. The vast majority of the frames are completely in contrast with the cover and the opening pages where she looks older and more mature.

 Thank you to Netgalley and DC Comics for allowing me to review this book.

 *synopsis and pic from

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