Supergirl #2: Candor
by various writers & artists (DC Comics, 2007)

The art is good. But Candor, the second volume of the new Supergirl series, is a mess that doesn't seem to have any consistent idea of who this new version of the character really is, or where she's going.

A lot of the book focuses on Power Girl, who has turned out to be an alternate dimension Supergirl, and a big chunk of it tells the story of Supergirl's team-up with Power Girl in the bottled city of Kandor, a populated chunk of miniaturized Krypton, where the two heroines have adopted the identities of the legendary Nightwing and Flamebird to battle a dictator posing as Superman. But Supergirl, who has apparently had a bust implant along the way, is more interested in new tattoes than she is in fighting injustice, which will cause a big rift between the battlin' blondes.

This book is confusing. Anyone who hoped the new series would clear up the mess left behind by multiple Supergirls in DC's past will find the situation to be worse, not better, after reading this one.

review by
Tom Knapp

26 January 2008

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