Comics Review : DC Comics : Supergirl Volume One : The Girl of Steel (2005)

Up Up and Away! DC Comics Fans , Here is my review of the 1st story arc of Supergirl stories from The Pre New 52 run of Comics from 2005-2011 called Supergirl Volume One : The Girl of Steel. First a description of the story : When Superman’s Kryptonian parents rocketed their infant son to Earth, his aunt and uncle did the same with their young daughter, Kara Zor-El. The two cousins were meant to arrive on Earth together, but instead Kara arrived just a few months ago, after spending decades in space in suspended animation. Now taking the name Supergirl, Kara possesses strength and speed that rivals (or even surpasses) her cousin Superman’s. As she searches for her role in this new world, she’ll cross paths (and trades blows) with the JSA, the Teen Titans and the Outsiders. But while she’s facing off against other heroes, Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor has uncovered a truth that could change the Girl of Steel forever! Now on to my review of this story. Supergirl Volume One : The Girl of Steel is written by Jeph Loeb and Joe Kelly plus other writers as well as artwork by Ed Benes Ian Churchill and many other artist. These 1st stories are the return of Supergirl / Kara Zor-El to The DC Universe and DC Comics with lots of action , emotion and heart. With my favorite being the Supergirl vs Dark Supergirl story. Also it was Kara getting to know here self as a teenager and you feel what she is going through trying to live up to the super family legacy in these stories. Now early on in the 2005-2011 Supergirl run I must admit the writing while not bad was not that great early on but for these early stories they did the job and then in 2009 Sterling Gates took them to a new level with his run on Supergirl that would come later on. Overall I give Supergirl Volume One : The Girl of Steel a 8/10 some good stories and some nice set up’s for what would come later in the 2005-2011 run of The Supergirl Comics.

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