Monday, May 25, 2009

Power Girl #1

This is going to be not so much a review as it is a few disjointed thoughts. This comic was written by the writing team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Power Girl decides to re-start her old company, Starrware Labs, in order to give herself a fresh start, as well as to deal with the problems she can't solve with her fists. Power Girl also battles robots sent by the Ultra-Humanite, who wants to put its brain in her body... There are SO many jokes I could come up with after writing that line, but I'll restrain myself. Ultra-Humanite winds up capturing PG and tells her if she doesn't go through with the brain swapping plan he'll sink the island of Manhattan.

Now THAT was a fast review! This was a pretty good comic, nothing spectacular, but very solid. This issue was good enough to interest me in buying issue #2, so good job to the writers, you've got me coming back for seconds. For a score I'll go with an 8 out of 10.


  1. You're pretty lucky. Over here, in Tabasco, Mexico, it's nigh impossible to get comics that aren't Marvel... and even then, we only get Captain America, the different Avengers titles, Spider-Man and X-Men. Anything else is a no-no. Rarely do I find something about DC.

    I could get a Power Girl compilation through Mercado Libre (The Latin American E-Bay), but besides that, they have nothing but Power Girl figures. No actual comics.

  2. Wow, that sucks! I'm kind of surprised they wouldn't have at least some of the bigger DC books(Batman, Superman, stuff like that) around.

    I didn't read this whole Power Girl series, but a friend of mine read most of it and I know he highly recommends it. Plus it only went about 25 issues or so.

  3. Well, I get most of my non-Marvel comics, such as The Dark Knight Returns, The Death and Return of Superman saga, Kingdom Come, the Power Girl compilation, and others, through Mercado Libre.

    Once in a while do I find something from DC in local magazine stores. However, I'm sure there are some stores specialized in comics in my city. I'm working AND studying right now, though, so free time to explore malls is an uncommon luxury. Thanks for your reply.

  4. I actually get most of my full runs and larger comic orders from eBay, so we're similar in that regard. My local comic shop has a small selection of back issues, so I usually use eBay or other online comic shops to get those back issues I've been looking for.

    Ah, I know the feeling. When I first moved to the city I'm currently living in, there were no comic shops in my area. I was lucky enough that one opened up about 15 minutes away from my home a year and a half ago, so I was able to get out there after school(or work) and pick up the new releases. And no problem, I'm always happy to talk to other comic fans.