Thursday, May 13, 2010

Supergirl #52

School's out for me!!! I am officially done with that place until July 6th, which is when I head back to take a few summer courses so I can graduate a little bit sooner. To be perfectly honest, this has been one of my best academic years since I've returned to college. I already know I have A's in two classes(including Accounting!!!), and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to pull down A's in my other classes(provided something strange didn't happen during my finals in those classes). So all in all, I'm in a good mood. After I post the three reviews I have ready to go tonight, I plan on sleeping a good 12 hours, and then either go to the store to do some shopping, or just lounge around my apartment for the day. That second option is really pretty appealing actually... Anyway, enough of my celebratory gloating, let's get to the first review. Just so you know, all three of these reviews tonight are Last Stand of New Krypton x-overs.

Supergirl #52: Writer: Sterling Gates. Artist: Ivan Rodriguez.
Last Issue: 8 1/2 out of 10.

Review: This issue begins with the General Zod and his newly freed Brainiac Revenge Squad leaving the bottled city of Kandor in order to find and kill Brainiac for all of the hardship he's given Zod and his men over the years. While Zod is tearing through Brainiac's robots, Supergirl and Brainiac 5 are wandering around Brainiac's ship hoping to find the shrunken cities Brainiac had captured. They wander around, bicker and fight robots for the better part of this comic until they discover the core of Brainiac's ship, which Supergirl proceeds to destroy, severely hampering the elder Brainiac's war efforts. With the core destroyed and Brainiac's force field down, Superman is able to get back aboard the ship, which undoubtedly spells trouble for Brainiac. While all of this is going on, Kryptonian Commander Gor is torturing Reactron in the shrunken city of Kandor in an attempt to get some answers out of Reactron as to Gen. Lane's plots against New Krypton. Reactron refuses to talk, and he winds up getting saved by Lex Luthor(!), who blows a hole in Gor's chest, killing him. Reactron is happy to see Luthor, figuring he was there to rescue him, but Luthor explains that nothing could be further from the truth, with that evil little Lex Luthor smirk of his. A little bit later, Lex leaves Kandor and enlarges himself back in Brainiac's room of shrunken cities. This issue ends with Lex grabbing one of the bottled cities and deciding that he has some sort of nefarious plan that he could use the shrunken city for.

What I Thought: There really wasn't all that much of interest going on here... Most of this comic consisted of Brainiac 5 and Supergirl bickering with one another until they FINALLY made it to the core of Brainiac's ship. The Lex Luthor stuff was good(as usual), but for me, the rest of this comic was definitely lacking.

Score: 7 out of 10.See, if I lived in the DCU, I definitely would have voted Lex Luthor for president!


  1. Hey X-Man,

    Sorry to skip the review, but I've yet to read this issue. I actually forgot to buy it when I ordered stuff the other day. It's okay, because I'm mostly going to buy it to keep up on the series. I couldn't care less about the crossover part.

    Anyway, I did want to say congratulations on making it through another semester! Summer classes are the way to go, if you have the patience. I took a 4 hour/ twice a week Political Science course one summer and it was sometimes brutal. But we always managed to get out like 45 minutes early.

  2. Thanks Kello! I'm quite proud of the way this semester has gone actually. Yeah, this is my first time taking a summer course, for me it's 4 days a week 2 1/2 hours a day(I think). It's a Spanish course, and since the prof teaching it is THE best spanish professor I've EVER had(his class was the only time in my life I'd managed to get an A in Spanish), I decided I'd suffer through the heat to check that class off.