Kara is in the thick of adolescent growing pangs, unsure of her place in the world, like any first world teenager. She’s surrounded by people she loves and who love her in return, but she struggles to connect in a meaningful way. You know… because she can lift tractors with a single hand and fly and stuff. So when her powers start going a little haywire, there’s nowhere to turn for support. Is it some sort of super-puberty? Or is something else going on?
Tamaki’s story is aching and quiet, and Jones’s illustration is a perfect match to the story. Kara’s turmoil comes through clearly. She cares. But don’t tell anyone. Or do; she doesn’t care. It’s exasperating and real.
Prior to this book, the bulk of my Supergirl knowledge came from the Helen Slater movie (which I feel is both unfairly maligned and complete trash). I have no experience with Supergirl titles, and I don’t know whether this title ties into DC’s current Rebirth universe. This novel gathers the entire four issue run. I was pretty disappointed to look for the next issues from Tamaki; it appears another writer is at the helm for this title. I might try Steve Orlando’s run anyway because it ends in a place where I want to find out what happens next.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in order to facilitate this review.