Saturday, July 29, 2017

Graphic Novel Review of Supergirl Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton by Michael Green, Mike Johnson

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge

Synopsis: "As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Supergirl. She's got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman - and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Crash landing on a strange new planet, Supergirl must come to grips with Krypton's destruction with her cousin Superman and learn about her own recent past. But an ingenious new foe wants that same information - and will do anything to get it.Supergirl, Vol. 1 presents an all-new take on the Superman's cousin Kara, and her standing in the DC Comics - New 52 universe!"

My Review: I have purposely avoided classic super hero graphic novels because it is difficult to find a jumping on point and follow a cohesive story line through multiple authors. This seemed like a great place to start with Superheroes. I like how while it is connected to the original Superman it still feels like a completely new story, you don't get confused with backstory that you missed or characters that you should know but don't. Supergirl is learning about events and characters as you do. And I loved the development of her character, the choices she makes even though she is lost, confused and alone. I am glad I picked this one up and I do actually plan to continue with this series.

My Rating: I am so glad I decided to pick this one up, it was nice to get to read a superhero GN without feeling completely lost or like I missed something important.  I think I will be sticking with this one in the future.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!


  1. I don't read GNs about super heroes for this reason too. They're all over the place and I always feel like I'm missing something. Good to know this one isn't like that and I like this take on supergirl.

    1. I just had a discussion about this with a friend of mine who is really into the super hero GN, and she admitted that if you weren't fully committed that it is a hard thing to casually follow.