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Supergirl returns to DC’s comics this summer to headline her first new series in years: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new eight-issue limited series. Launching in DC’s Infinite Frontier era with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, written by Tom King, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl—and sidekick Krypto—into space on a journey that will have Supergirl fans ch Supergirl returns to DC’s comics this summer to headline her first new series in years: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new eight-issue limited series. Launching in DC’s Infinite Frontier era with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, written by Tom King, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl—and sidekick Krypto—into space on a journey that will have Supergirl fans cheering for more! Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but has recently found her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission: her world has been destroyed and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now, a Kryptonian, a dog and an angry heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core! Brought to you by Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle and Rorschach) and Eisner nominee artist Bilquis Evely (Sandman Universe: The Dreaming) this maxiseries promises to be a character-defining masterpiece the likes of which has never been seen before for DC’s Maiden of Might. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 cover by Bilquis Evely & Mat Lopes; variant by Gary Frank & Alex Sinclair


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Supergirl returns to DC’s comics this summer to headline her first new series in years: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new eight-issue limited series. Launching in DC’s Infinite Frontier era with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, written by Tom King, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl—and sidekick Krypto—into space on a journey that will have Supergirl fans ch Supergirl returns to DC’s comics this summer to headline her first new series in years: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new eight-issue limited series. Launching in DC’s Infinite Frontier era with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, written by Tom King, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl—and sidekick Krypto—into space on a journey that will have Supergirl fans cheering for more! Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but has recently found her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission: her world has been destroyed and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now, a Kryptonian, a dog and an angry heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core! Brought to you by Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle and Rorschach) and Eisner nominee artist Bilquis Evely (Sandman Universe: The Dreaming) this maxiseries promises to be a character-defining masterpiece the likes of which has never been seen before for DC’s Maiden of Might. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 cover by Bilquis Evely & Mat Lopes; variant by Gary Frank & Alex Sinclair

30 review for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

  1. 5 out of 5

    A.J. Anders

    “For that day I learned the truth of all things. Just as every man has two faces, so does every place. And you can spend your days knowing just where you are and still be hopelessly lost.” Kara Zor-El has seen many adventures and battles over the years, but recently she has found her life without any meaning or purpose. After traveling to a red sun planet with Krypto to celebrate her birthday, Kara encounters an alien girl who seeks her out for a vicious mission. Supergirl may think she can help “For that day I learned the truth of all things. Just as every man has two faces, so does every place. And you can spend your days knowing just where you are and still be hopelessly lost.” Kara Zor-El has seen many adventures and battles over the years, but recently she has found her life without any meaning or purpose. After traveling to a red sun planet with Krypto to celebrate her birthday, Kara encounters an alien girl who seeks her out for a vicious mission. Supergirl may think she can help this angry, heartbroken child, but that may be easier said than done, especially after their journey into space begins to change all involved, for better or worse... Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is one of the most impressive superhero comics I have read in a while. Maybe it was mostly due to my expectations of Tom King, as the only thing consistent about his writing is how inconsistent it is, but this really impressed me. King & artist Bilquis Evely managed to hook me in after just one incredible issue, and continued to deliver month after month with amazing issue after amazing issue. King’s writing is better and even wordier than it usually is, while Evely’s art pops and elevates the script, rather than highlighting its flaws. It should also be stated that I did not give a shit about Supergirl one bit before reading this, but now I kinda wish King was doing more with her. I also usually read King’s work in trades, but this was the first one I read month-to-month as it came out since his Batman in 2016. Totally worth it though, because while it probably does still read better in the trade, this was a book that I always looked forward to reading every month when I saw it in my pull list. Now with all this praise I’m giving this book, there is one HUGE downside that isn’t going to change my star rating, but may impact others’ enjoyment of this: The fact there are so many fucking captions in this book. It’s kinda insane how wordy our main character’s narrations are, but holy shit, it can be a bit daunting getting through it all. I obviously loved this to death, but I’m not going to act like the pacing of it wasn’t affected for the worse by the long-ass captions. It’s a shame too because that’s honestly the only thing that is holding this book down. Everything else is nearly perfect and firing on all cylinders, but the pacing is going to work differently depending on who is reading it. It worked for me enough that this is still a 5-star book, but man I totally get if someone just didn’t jive with this. It can be a bit much at times. If you can get past that part though, I think there is a classic Supergirl story in here that mostly anyone can enjoy. If you already hate King’s work, this probably won’t change your opinion on it, but I think this is easily the strongest and most consistent of all his projects. He also stuck the landing, which is where King’s stories usually fall apart for me. Buy this as soon as you can if you are interested, totally worth at least giving a chance. I will be double dipping whenever the inevitable OHC comes out since Evely's art really does deserve it. No idea why DC is printing a tpb first, but whatever, still check this out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    I had been hearing great things about this series before the TPB came out. I am glad it held up to my expectations. I wanted to give this 4.5 stars, book definitely deserves a round up. The book has a dark fairytale vibe to it. Though my first impression of the artwork was not my faverite, the artwork fits the story perfectly. A young girl finds her fathers dead body, and begins a quest for vengeance against the kingsagent who did the deed. She is aided in her quest by the legendary Supergirl. This I had been hearing great things about this series before the TPB came out. I am glad it held up to my expectations. I wanted to give this 4.5 stars, book definitely deserves a round up. The book has a dark fairytale vibe to it. Though my first impression of the artwork was not my faverite, the artwork fits the story perfectly. A young girl finds her fathers dead body, and begins a quest for vengeance against the kingsagent who did the deed. She is aided in her quest by the legendary Supergirl. This book is a great ballance of scifi, fairytale, magic, action, story and character development. One of my faverite things about this book is it does not focus on Supergirl's powers but her toughness (she is definitely not the soft cousin) and empathy. I think the toughness with a bit of a mean streak really differs the two super cousins. If I had one complaint about the story it is that it little slower pace, but I understand why this was the same as it give a chance to tell both characters' stories and a bit of development. I especially liked the difference between Supergirl's perception of Krypton and its destruction compared to Superman has very little real connection to his birth planet. The book finishes with a varient cover gallery and sketchbook.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aj Waran

    One of the hardest comic book reads. This was a real struggle to get through. This is mainly due to the amount of repetition in its story and the style of prose by the narrator. This is since, the narrator was extremely obnoxious and jarring to read and the amount of text by the narrator made me despise this book more which hurts its pacing, too. However, if you do like Tom King’s previous work especially his pretentious and poetic books, you may not have the same issues I did with this. In term One of the hardest comic book reads. This was a real struggle to get through. This is mainly due to the amount of repetition in its story and the style of prose by the narrator. This is since, the narrator was extremely obnoxious and jarring to read and the amount of text by the narrator made me despise this book more which hurts its pacing, too. However, if you do like Tom King’s previous work especially his pretentious and poetic books, you may not have the same issues I did with this. In terms of positives, the concept of the story was nice and there was some character assassination with Supergirl (although I’m not as affected by that but Supergirl fans may take issue with it). It’s pretty much a space adventure about revenge that has some diversity in its mini subplots. Also, the art is really nice and helps create this alien space-y setting. However, the ending is barely satisfactory and the best stories are within its mini subplot stories rather than the overarching main story. All in all, if you are a fan of Tom King’s previous work you might like this but otherwise I would definitely not recommend this.

  4. 5 out of 5

    mel

    very lyrical story, which i actually really enjoyed in a comic book form. i believe king really understands kara's character, and it shows. I really appreciated ruthye and how we saw the story through her eyes. 10/10 read i will def read it again *read the issues as they came out* very lyrical story, which i actually really enjoyed in a comic book form. i believe king really understands kara's character, and it shows. I really appreciated ruthye and how we saw the story through her eyes. 10/10 read i will def read it again *read the issues as they came out*

  5. 5 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    There is a pretty good story here but it’s a lot of work to get to it. The book is constantly bogged down by walls of narration from the book’s POV character, Ruthye. Here King goes full Bendis and professes his love for the sound of his own voice and it’s very cringe, even a little awkward. Despite his best attempt at ruining his own book, there are some very touching and meaningful moments and I do believe he understands and writes Kara extremely well. This book however isn’t Supergirl’s, it’s There is a pretty good story here but it’s a lot of work to get to it. The book is constantly bogged down by walls of narration from the book’s POV character, Ruthye. Here King goes full Bendis and professes his love for the sound of his own voice and it’s very cringe, even a little awkward. Despite his best attempt at ruining his own book, there are some very touching and meaningful moments and I do believe he understands and writes Kara extremely well. This book however isn’t Supergirl’s, it’s Ruthye’s. The art by Bilquis Evely and her usual partner on colours May Lopes is beautiful, evocative and lyrical. It suits the story perfectly, wether it’s a touching moment or King just jerking himself off. It really works either way. She was literally the best choice to illustrate this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shaun Stanley

    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow collects issues 1-8 of the DC Comics series written by Tom King with art by Bilquis Evely. Ruthye is a young alien girl who is seeking the murderer of her father. While tracking the man down, Ruthye encounters Supergirl and convinces Supergirl to aid her in a journey to bring the murderer to justice. I have never really got into any Supergirl comic runs so I wasn’t expecting much with this book but I will read anything by Tom King. The sisterly and mentor relationship Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow collects issues 1-8 of the DC Comics series written by Tom King with art by Bilquis Evely. Ruthye is a young alien girl who is seeking the murderer of her father. While tracking the man down, Ruthye encounters Supergirl and convinces Supergirl to aid her in a journey to bring the murderer to justice. I have never really got into any Supergirl comic runs so I wasn’t expecting much with this book but I will read anything by Tom King. The sisterly and mentor relationship between Ruthye and Supergirl is fantastic. Supergirl really gets a chance to shine without her cousin being present. The book explores the differences and similarities between Kal and Kara and Kara forever being compared to Superman, buall the while trying to forge her own destiny. The ending of the book dragged a bit and I believe it could have been told in 6-issues, but I do like King’s character development. Evely’s art is fantastic throughout and perfectly encapsulates the universe hopping fantasy/sci-if tale. The is definitely one of the best collected DC books released this year.

  7. 4 out of 5

    The Lost Dreamer

    One thing I hate about superheroines -and this is true for DC and Marvel- is how uncommon it is for them to get a first-line well-known author to write some issues for them. There are some exceptions, sure (Azzarello's run on Wonder Woman is the first that comes to mind), but the truth is that the long line of mediocre writers that end up writing stories for characters as fascinating as Storm, Rogue, Wonder Woman, or Supergirl takes a heavy toll on the interest that such superheroines arise in t One thing I hate about superheroines -and this is true for DC and Marvel- is how uncommon it is for them to get a first-line well-known author to write some issues for them. There are some exceptions, sure (Azzarello's run on Wonder Woman is the first that comes to mind), but the truth is that the long line of mediocre writers that end up writing stories for characters as fascinating as Storm, Rogue, Wonder Woman, or Supergirl takes a heavy toll on the interest that such superheroines arise in the public. I only say this to remark how special it is to have someone as popular as Tom King is these days writing an eight-issue arc for one of DC's most mistreated characters of the last years: Kara Zor-El. For someone who has read a bunch of Supergirl comics finding a story led by The Girl of Steel that doesn't involve her cousin, his son, her parents, Krypton, Argo City or that doesn't make her some kind of spoiled, selfish, and revengeful child that puts The Justice League in great peril or even ends up being 'the bad guy' was a great surprise. That the result was one of the most perfect superhero comic books that I've read in a while wasn't surprising at all. Supergirl is a deeply attractive character, with a complex background that clumsy authors easily turn into rage and trauma, without ever giving her a chance to have an agenda of her own. Unsurprisingly, that rarely gets her a chance to shine in the DC Universe. 'Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow' proves that when confronted with an original story, an atypical sidekick and a mundane foe, The Girl of Steel shines like the most successful superheroes. Tom King puts a lot of love and a good deal of craft into creating the whole adventure. One that mixes elements of classic fantasy with Supergirl's usual wandering across the Universe, some common places and characters from her lore and produces a totally fresh and enjoyable book. If that wasn't enough, Bilquis Evely's artwork makes the volume totally addictive. Her color palette is far from what I would have expected from a Supergirl comic book, and her baroque pages, with really slow and reflective scenes, full of dialog and narration, end up creating a rhythm that captured me on every single issue. The result is that I've loved every issue of this. And it only being eight issues, not feeling like an overstretched gum, contributes to the excellent taste it leaves in your mouth once you finish its last issue. A good plot was deployed. A very human conflict was introduced. Solving it involved lots of traveling and a reasonable amount of ass-kicking. A handful of truly beautiful moments were given to the readers. And, in the end, the product feels remarkable and special. I love it and I hope someday we get something in the same fashion. Not the same plot or characters. Only something that feels nice and original. Kara Zor-El deserves it. For a change.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Really nice art. Mostly good story. Way too many words. 3.5/5

  9. 4 out of 5

    Billy Jepma

    Being a fan of Tom King has proven to be one of my hotter takes, so saying I enjoyed this shouldn't surprise anyone. What is a surprise, at least to me, is how much I enjoyed it. He and Bilquis Evely have constructed a beautiful, angry, and ultimately compassionate story of revenge and catharsis that had my heart in his fist from the first issue to the last. It doesn't quite stick the landing, a common occurrence for King's stories. However, the journey to get there is so richly realized that it Being a fan of Tom King has proven to be one of my hotter takes, so saying I enjoyed this shouldn't surprise anyone. What is a surprise, at least to me, is how much I enjoyed it. He and Bilquis Evely have constructed a beautiful, angry, and ultimately compassionate story of revenge and catharsis that had my heart in his fist from the first issue to the last. It doesn't quite stick the landing, a common occurrence for King's stories. However, the journey to get there is so richly realized that it still ranks as one of my favorite titles in his repertoire and deserves to catapult Evely into the upper echelons of artists in the medium. The story makes the almost always wise choice of casting its titular character in a more supportive role, as Woman of Tomorrow is chiefly the story of Ruthye, a young girl who swears vengeance on the killer of her beloved father. Ruthye narrates the series, and while her narration is flowery and literary—another common trend in King's writing—it works incredibly well here. It gives Ruthye a voice she doesn't always have in action, considering her age and stature, and shades her motivation with dimensions that lend it more complexity than a simple revenge tale usually would. Seeing Supergirl through her eyes is the key to the story's success, too, as we see a younger (she turns 21 at the start of the series) Kara, who is still very much grappling with the death of her planet and family. While Supergirl is a supporting character, this is still very much her story, too. The parallels between Ruthye and Kara are obvious but never sketched so explicitly that they feel forced or trite. Instead, King paces the story so that we see the two young women go on almost opposing character arcs that both, ultimately, are bound to lead to some form of reconciliation. Whether that resolution comes via bloodshed or not is one of the crucial questions of the series, but it's also not an important one, as the story is far more interested in the journey someone has to go on to arrive at that place. It won't be for everyone, especially if you're unwilling to indulge King in his anachronisms. But it's very much for me. What catapults the series from "great" to "sensational" is Evely's artwork, though, as she, with Matheus Lopes on colors, gives Woman of Tomorrow a distinctive visual identity that easily stands apart from anything else on shelves. The series' visuals remind me of a cover of those old-school sci-fi pulp novels, except unlike those titles, this one lives up to the promise found in those wildly colorful and adventurous covers. Evely's compositions are cinematic and personal, and her splash pages are so outrageously stunning I wish I could hang them on my wall. Lopes' colors give it a grimy vibrancy I love, too, as the artwork expertly mirrors (and contradicts, as needed) the darkness found in the story's themes of grief and rage. It's a stunning visual odyssey through the cosmos, and I hope it gives Evely and Lopes' the spotlight they so obviously deserve. I love this comic a lot if you can't tell. I can't wait to revisit it over and over. Oh, and if you have any lingering doubts about this being a stellar summation of Supergirl as a character, I leave you with the following. "Every moment of every day, she suppressed the forces churning inside of her. All the energy of a dead world that strained against her many barriers, eternally demanding to be released. I believe this effort hurt her. I believe she lived her life in pain. If you would have asked her, I have little doubt she would have claimed that such an assertion was absurd. She would say she felt fine, and then she'd ask you if you needed any help."

  10. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    Supergirl doesn't always luck out in getting the best comic stories, but this story was legitimately great. Getting to see Supergirl through Ruthye's eyes was a great way to reintroduce the character and highlight what makes Supergirl such a compelling character and what makes her stories worth telling. And the ART. OMG the art. It is so, so gorgeous. I can't overstate how beautiful the art and colors are by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes. I would have read this book even if the story was bad, that Supergirl doesn't always luck out in getting the best comic stories, but this story was legitimately great. Getting to see Supergirl through Ruthye's eyes was a great way to reintroduce the character and highlight what makes Supergirl such a compelling character and what makes her stories worth telling. And the ART. OMG the art. It is so, so gorgeous. I can't overstate how beautiful the art and colors are by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes. I would have read this book even if the story was bad, that's how beautiful the art was. Thankfully the story was great. I'm hoping the critical reception encourages DC to put out more Supergirl books. She's a great character and there are clearly writers who want to write her. Give us more Supergirl!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Garrett

    Once again, Mr. King near brings a tear to my jaundiced eye. Superhero stories are only useful - particularly as one is pushing fifty - for what the heroes in them represent, what their journeys symbolize, and what they can teach us, like the myths of old that are their precursors, about ourselves. If the Vision is the search for humanity, and Rorschach is unfettered but underlying and prevalent madness, then Supergirl, is, and has always been, inspiration. How the example of others can push us n Once again, Mr. King near brings a tear to my jaundiced eye. Superhero stories are only useful - particularly as one is pushing fifty - for what the heroes in them represent, what their journeys symbolize, and what they can teach us, like the myths of old that are their precursors, about ourselves. If the Vision is the search for humanity, and Rorschach is unfettered but underlying and prevalent madness, then Supergirl, is, and has always been, inspiration. How the example of others can push us not only to see meaning when it is barely visible, but also to find new meaning within ourselves. King's much less preachy than I am - the story is pithy, tragic, funny, earthy, and awesome. The art is perfect for the tone of the tale, and this is one perhaps not for ALL ages, but close.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Yasmim Costa

    so good!! the art is amazing, the story so poetic and beautiful, i couldn’t put it down- my favorite comic book series of all time

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christian Zamora-Dahmen

    This book got a lot of praise, but I have to admit that this is the first time that a series written by Tom King left me wanting. I know it was lyric and you could get poetry all over the place, from the beautiful art to the narrative, but still, it was too decompressed, with one single thing going on for 12 issues... At times it felt as if it ran forever. I particularly liked that Supergirl got to explore this irreverent side Superman never got. I know the story was told from the perspective of This book got a lot of praise, but I have to admit that this is the first time that a series written by Tom King left me wanting. I know it was lyric and you could get poetry all over the place, from the beautiful art to the narrative, but still, it was too decompressed, with one single thing going on for 12 issues... At times it felt as if it ran forever. I particularly liked that Supergirl got to explore this irreverent side Superman never got. I know the story was told from the perspective of this girl that accompanied Supergirl during this adventure. And I know that that's exactly one of the reasons this book stands out, but still, I would have rather enjoyed more Kara's voice leading the story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nick Underwood

    This book features some of the most consistent great art I’ve seen in a comic, I saw another review call it heavenly and I would agree. The story hits on some deep subjects but is also big and fun at times. It may not have always hit for me but the art carries it in any spot the story dipped for me.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Clay Bartel

    Tom King has consistently been a favorite DC writer. He always delivers unique, dramatically different stories on different DC heroes and he always shines brightest on second teir characters or underused DC characters. His Batman wasn't to my taste but Mister Mircle, Rorschach, Strange Adventures, and Superman Up in the Sky have all been fantastic... I'm looking forward to Human Target and Batman Catwoman... But how was Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow?? Right out of the gate from the first issue I had Tom King has consistently been a favorite DC writer. He always delivers unique, dramatically different stories on different DC heroes and he always shines brightest on second teir characters or underused DC characters. His Batman wasn't to my taste but Mister Mircle, Rorschach, Strange Adventures, and Superman Up in the Sky have all been fantastic... I'm looking forward to Human Target and Batman Catwoman... But how was Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow?? Right out of the gate from the first issue I had a lot of doubt about whether or not this would be to my taste... why? Well the art was just not at all my style... I don't ever collect singles by Tom King, I always wait for the hardcover or trade. But I do look at the issues in the comic shop and Supergirl at a glance disappointed me. Well was I wrong. The story and art are so well suited for each other. I've heard Supergirl described as a space opera western adventure, and I'd agree. Our narrator isn't Supergirl but rather a young alien girl who has her father killed in front of her eyes, so she pledges to avenge his death and Supergirl agrees to reluctantly help. The girls native tongue is slightly cryptic and has a flavor of old English which again lends to the story and art style. Ultimately this does feel like a mythic story of the Adventures of Supergirl but is also a small and emotional story about two friends struggling with the death of their families. Krypton is long gone but the memory still haunts Supergirl and King manages to weave a heart felt tale about loss and love. Highly recommend Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

  16. 4 out of 5

    Norman Cook

    2022 Eisner Award finalist - Best Limited Series This book is worth reading for the art alone. Bilquis Evely's style is reminiscent of Mœbius (Jean Giraud) or Michael Wm. Kaluta. I don't think Tom King has ever written a bad story, and this is one of his best. Yes, it gets a little wordy at times, but it's in keeping with the tone he's trying to set, and it's nothing compared to the wordiness of early cartoonists. Supergirl travels to a planet with a red sun so she can get drunk in peace on her 21 2022 Eisner Award finalist - Best Limited Series This book is worth reading for the art alone. Bilquis Evely's style is reminiscent of Mœbius (Jean Giraud) or Michael Wm. Kaluta. I don't think Tom King has ever written a bad story, and this is one of his best. Yes, it gets a little wordy at times, but it's in keeping with the tone he's trying to set, and it's nothing compared to the wordiness of early cartoonists. Supergirl travels to a planet with a red sun so she can get drunk in peace on her 21st birthday. But circumstances intervene and she becomes involved in a months-long manhunt across galaxies, accompanied by a teenage girl named Ruthye. Along the way Ruthye learns some hard life lessons and Supergirl must fight for not only both of their lives, but for her dog Krypto's, too. Comet the superhorse makes an appearance, too. We get insight into Supergirl's origin, told here somewhat differently than what's been told in the past. There is a profound and poignant twist at the end. One of the most intriguing philosophical lessons from this book is how Supergirl's life is controlled by her restraint--she doesn't turn on her superpowers when she needs them so much as consciously dampening them when she doesn't need them, which is most of the time. Add this to her constant grief over the loss of her family and the planet Krypton and it's a wonder she remains hopeful and appreciative of life. But that's really what makes her super.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sleepseeker

    One of the best DC books I've read this year and the best Supergirl story I've read in years. Amazing art and the story has many themes going on at the same time that keeps you thinking about them, even after you are done reading. I'm soon going to start my 2nd read, because it was that good, most TPB's are quick reads and never picked up again for me. It did have a true ending and even after done reading it, I was still thinking about it throughout the day. It had many themes and the big two we One of the best DC books I've read this year and the best Supergirl story I've read in years. Amazing art and the story has many themes going on at the same time that keeps you thinking about them, even after you are done reading. I'm soon going to start my 2nd read, because it was that good, most TPB's are quick reads and never picked up again for me. It did have a true ending and even after done reading it, I was still thinking about it throughout the day. It had many themes and the big two were about vengeance and do you have to forgive somebody if they truly hurt you. Because those are two powerful emotional feelings, there will be some who might feel differently about the ending, but I loved it. But it is still a beautifully written story that deserves all the praise it has been getting. Even if your not a Supergirl fan or know much about her history, it's not one of those stories where you need to know the history of the character to be able to read this TPB. One of the most exciting things for me, is that we finally get to see adult Kara after so many years of her being written as a teenager. I love it and I hope the next person who writes Supergirl keeps her as an adult. 5/5 rating for me.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bill Doughty

    The best thing I read this week, this year, in a good long time was Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. The elevator pitch is "True Grit in Outer Space" but that's merely a jumping off point, it's so much more. It's love, loss, empathy, friendship, mourning, maintaining hope in increasingly hopeless times. It also drives home just how equally tragic and admirable a character Supergirl can be, as someone who not only lost a home but was old enough to watch it die around her, to be sent off into the voi The best thing I read this week, this year, in a good long time was Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. The elevator pitch is "True Grit in Outer Space" but that's merely a jumping off point, it's so much more. It's love, loss, empathy, friendship, mourning, maintaining hope in increasingly hopeless times. It also drives home just how equally tragic and admirable a character Supergirl can be, as someone who not only lost a home but was old enough to watch it die around her, to be sent off into the void to save her life, but to have that life arguably robbed of purpose thanks to her cousin's exploits and abilities making her own largely redundant in most folks' eyes. This story shows how wrong that view is, though. It's by far the best Supergirl story ever, and ranks among the best Superanybody stories ever. It's All Star Superman good, For the Man Who Has Everything Good. It's Tom King's best work, it's Bilquis Evely's best work, it's Matheus Lopes's best work, it's everyone involved's best work. Damn shame DC couldn't be bothered to put in out as a hardcover, or to even make sure some of the pages weren't printed blurry, but hopefully this will build up enough of reputation to get a proper presentation down the line.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Tom King has his faults, well at least I think so, and the main one seems to center on the formula he uses (please keep in mind I have not read Sheriff of Babylon or Vision which might blow the preceding comment completely out of the water). Why give this four stars? Because King, through the eyes of the young first person narrator, gives the reader a picture of Kara that I don't think we've seen before. Confident, human, humane and warrior. A lot of words to describe someone whom King arguably r Tom King has his faults, well at least I think so, and the main one seems to center on the formula he uses (please keep in mind I have not read Sheriff of Babylon or Vision which might blow the preceding comment completely out of the water). Why give this four stars? Because King, through the eyes of the young first person narrator, gives the reader a picture of Kara that I don't think we've seen before. Confident, human, humane and warrior. A lot of words to describe someone whom King arguably raises in the ranks of DC's pantheon and at the same time makes her a more complex character. Plus he makes Comet and Krypto interesting and fun parts of the story (and I never thought I would write that sentence).

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell

    I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this miniseries. I was already a big fan of Tom King's work, though I can't say that I had any great interest in Supergirl prior to adding this to my pull list. I was even more impressed by King's writing here, given how different it is in tone and meter than anything else I've read by him. It gives the narrator so much charm and depth of character. As much as I enjoyed the story, I was blown away by the art and color. Bilquis Evely does some lov I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this miniseries. I was already a big fan of Tom King's work, though I can't say that I had any great interest in Supergirl prior to adding this to my pull list. I was even more impressed by King's writing here, given how different it is in tone and meter than anything else I've read by him. It gives the narrator so much charm and depth of character. As much as I enjoyed the story, I was blown away by the art and color. Bilquis Evely does some lovely work and has at least one amazing full page panel in each issue. And Mat Lopes does amazing colors. It was a highlight of the month while it ran, and I will be buying it as a trade paperback so my children can enjoy it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Gabino Joaquin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Part 6 may just be one of the finest comic book issues ever written. A barreling, desperate attempt to escape from magic summoned by the blood of innocents -- intercut with the echoes of a dead planet, a people long gone, leaves of blue and red, and the girl who persevered through it all. Agony. Acceptance. Hope. And perhaps, if all the poets write of change and all the muses sing a tune of revolt, another place to call home. The promise of a burden easing, even if just a little... Regardless, t Part 6 may just be one of the finest comic book issues ever written. A barreling, desperate attempt to escape from magic summoned by the blood of innocents -- intercut with the echoes of a dead planet, a people long gone, leaves of blue and red, and the girl who persevered through it all. Agony. Acceptance. Hope. And perhaps, if all the poets write of change and all the muses sing a tune of revolt, another place to call home. The promise of a burden easing, even if just a little... Regardless, the girl perseveres.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Myles Likes Tacos and Rice

    Perfect. Not much more I can say that others can't do better. One tip for this Fantasy / Western, is to read Ruthye's narration in a stock brit fantasy accent and then read again with the accent of an over educated American pioneer. The experience is completely different and thats one of the beauties of comics vs other mediums is that you control the voice Perfect. Not much more I can say that others can't do better. One tip for this Fantasy / Western, is to read Ruthye's narration in a stock brit fantasy accent and then read again with the accent of an over educated American pioneer. The experience is completely different and thats one of the beauties of comics vs other mediums is that you control the voice

  23. 5 out of 5

    julia

    its promising

  24. 4 out of 5

    John Funderburg

    A fantastic adventure with heavenly artwork. Be sure to pick this up.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amihan

    Made me love Supergirl even more.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Raechel Guest

    This is the best Supergirl story I’ve ever read, and I’ve been reading Supergirl comics since 1975. The art is beautiful and works perfectly with the story.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    this captures supergirls character so well and I loved this series very very much (this is for issue #8 bc I can’t find that one on here)

  28. 4 out of 5

    Christian Zal-Herwitz

    A complex and special exploration of this underrated hero. Tom King seems to do no wrong.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nova

    ahh this was so good

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Morris

    Fantastic. A must-read.

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