Thursday, December 07, 2006

Unearthing The New Terra

Supergirl (Volume 5) #12
Written by Jimmy Palmioti and Justin Gray
Art by Amanda Connor

This was a great filler issue. Most filler issues do nothing to further the plot of a series and are completely unimportant. Palmioti and Gray manage to introduce their new character and also further along Supergirl's quest to find out her true purpose. I really felt for Supergirl in this issue. She has so much responsibility thrust upon her and she just wants to have fun. It kind of mirror the passage to adulthood that many teenagers go through. Nice stuff. Connor draws Supergirl less anorexic than her regular artists which is fantastic. Supergirl can have a good body without barfing after every meal and Amanda Connor proves that in this issue. The new character that I was talking about is the new Terra, who I actually liked a lot. She is the exact opposite of the original, this new Terra is a truly selfless hero. We rarely see that in superheros these days. I look forward to her mini-series.

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