Supergirl #54: Writer: Sterling Gates. Pencils: Jamal Igle.
Review: This issue kicks off with Bizarro Supergirl(or Bizarro Girl)tearing through the Centennial Park area of Metropolis. Jimmy Olson manages to get close enough to Bizarro Girl to snap a picture and send it to the Daily Planet, but ends up getting kidnapped by Bizarro Girl in the process. Upon seeing the picture of Bizarro Girl, Lana Lang e-mails it to Supergirl and once again implores the reluctant teen to suit up and help save the city. After some soul searching, Supergirl decides to suit up and face down the Bizarro with her face. It seems Bizarro Girl has been collecting several prisoners near her ship, which crash landed under Centennial Park. Supergirl arrives on the scene and battles her Bizarro clone to a standstill, that is until a rock from the battle strikes Bizarro Girl's spacecraft, sending Bizarro Girl into a panic. SG warns Bizarro Girl that if she doesn't release the prisoners she'd tear Bizarro Girl's ship to pieces, and this issue ends with Bizarro Girl using the reverse of Supergirl's X-Ray vision to turn SG into a solid statue! Huh, how clever!
What I Thought: I've got to say, once again, this was a strong issue of this series! I never thought I'd become a big fan of the Girl of Steel, but Sterling Gates has done some fantastic work in this comic. Not only is the main story gripping, but it seems every issue he's planting seeds for future stories, and I for one can't wait to see those seeds bloom. For example, last issue we had the quick scene with Superwoman, and her weakened bonds, while this issue Cat Grant, SG's greatest detractor at the Planet, managed to eavesdrop on Lana's phone call to Supergirl, meaning that Cat will now be able to connect Lana and SG... Will she also make the connection between Linda Lang(SG's alter-ego)and Supergirl? I guess we'll find out pretty soon. So yeah, the main story was great, the back stories are heating up, and I for one can't wait for the upcoming issues.
Score: 9 out of 10.No he's not!