She's super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams--shattered glimpses of another world--behind her.Until an earthquake shatters her small town of Midvale...and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.Now Kara's incredible powers are kicking into high gear, and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she's ever known. Will she find a way to save her town and be super, or will she crash and burn?Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Jolle Jones (Lady Killer) combine ...
|Title||:||Supergirl: Being Super (Supergirl: Being Super #1-4)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Supergirl: Being Super (Supergirl: Being Super #1-4) Reviews
ARC via Netgalley. I've been waiting for this to come out in trade format for so long! As expected, Mariko Tamaki's writing is superb and Joelle Jones' art is absolutely gorgeous. (But Dolly Granger, Kara's best friend and a badass dyke born to country music fanatics, was a welcome surprise.) A perfect stand-alone volume for any superheroine enthusiast.
Mariko Tamaki is a killer writer, and when she writes a coming of age story she knocks it out of the park. I loved this, this is my first Supergirl story and I couldn't have picked a better one to read. I'll make this a more detailed review after release, but trust me, if you won't want to sleep on this.
The original Supergirl was invented in the early 60s. It was still the time of silly, light stories, and her stories, set in an orphanage were light humor, and odd adventures, such as her dressing up like a fairy godmother to entertain kids, or her boring a hole through the earth so people could look through it and see the leaning tower of Pisa.
I grew up on this Supergirl, and though that it was odd that she would have to be reinvented. But in looking at the old stories, though I loved them as a ...more
Yes to all of it. The illustrations, the text, the storyline. Yes to it all.
Kara has super powers and was "adopted" by her family who knows of her abilities and keeps her pod hidden in the barn. She's a runner on the track team but has to keep her speed and strength in check. Readers meet her two best friends and dive into teenage life-- until an earthquake hits and she loses one of her friends. In the grief and mourning, it emerges that evil powers (and one track coach) are trying to use her a ...more
This is such a great retelling of Kara's origin story. Perfect YA situations. The ending wasn't as strong as the rest of the book, but overall, an incredibly solid look at Kara.
(FYI: doesn't match the current TV show. But I don't think TV show fans will be incredibly disappointed.)
I mean, I would read more of these.
I had not read any Supergirl books going into this, but I'm familiar with the basics of her story and other characters and things (Lexcorp, etc.) through TV, movies, and Superman. I like the art and the voice in this one. I really enjoyed the teen angst and friendship angle. Kara is just trying to figure out who she is, just like her human friends. And then stuff gets real when bad stuff starts to happen and she has to decide quickly who she is and what she stands for. The teen stuff might be a ...more
I've never been a fan of Supergirl - I don't actually like any of the Kryptonians - and yet, I enjoyed this origin story of the usually-bubbly blonde hero.
She's not so bubbly in this one. She's a questioning sixteener, trying to figure out who she is and why her body feels weird and why she's so tired all the time. She has two best friends, loses one because that's how these stories are supposed to go, apparently, and begins to remember everything she'd forgotten in the last eight years.