September 20, 2023

Review: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow by Tom King
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was okay, but Tom King has done a lot better (see: the two volumes of The Vision). I think the main problem with this story was not so much the character of Ruthye (a lot of reviewers were annoyed with her idiosyncratic and overly formal way of speaking, and the sheer volume of her narrative bubbles), but the fact that she wasn't really the right person to tell this story--it should have been Supergirl herself. I realize the writer wanted to view Kara from the outside, but that didn't seem the best approach to me, especially since the climax of the story--Kara's battle against the space pirates and the death of the flying unicorn/human Comet--was fought entirely offscreen. And the ending was more than a little ambiguous (it looked like the aged Ruthye killed Krem, after he had spent hundreds of years in the Phantom Realm earning his redemption) and didn't ring true, at least to me. This was enjoyable enough, I suppose, but for a truly superior graphic novel, read The Vision: Little Worse Than a Man and Little Better Than a Beast.

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