The last issue of Power Girl before the DCU Relaunch. Here’s my thoughts.
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By now, I’m sure everyone knows who Power Girl is. Some people not be keeping up on her comic series, but this issue could’ve been released as a one-shot, or maybe a giant-size since it ends on a cliff hanger. I didn’t know her friend in this issue, so this review will purely be a non-spoiler review with a highlight here or there.
For those who don’t know, Power Girl is a kryptonian named Kara Zor-L. She has an alter ego named Karen Starr and runs her own business much like Batman does as Bruce Wayne. There’s really not much other things to tell than that she has breast implants, she’s got the same weaknesses as Superman, etc.
For now, I’m gong to borrow the review format from ComicVine, which is a great site. (Cheap, non-profitable plug!)
The Good: Power Girl’s mental state is at her strongest here, but it’s really being tested. She has 60 seconds to choose between 3 victims all at deathly situations, and according to the ransom, she’ll only have time to get to one. If you like mysteries like that, you’ll definitely be enjoying this comic. If you liked the series 24, you’ll enjoy this issue as well. If you just like hot girls kicking ass, you’ll also enjoy this issue as well as everyone other issue of Power Girl there is. But here, she is really shown that she has intelligence. I think this was to prove that the stereotypical blond is not stupid or retarded, but they are very powerful when they need to be.
The Bad: The solution, again, if you like choice novels, where the hero can only save one of the selections, you will not enjoy the ending, but the buildup was great. Another bad thing about the ending is that it was left with a cliffhanger, and the timeline is confusing since the enemy of this comic was not killed, but definitely decommissioned in another DC comic series that came out not to long ago. I was pretty pissed off I didn’t know how they were there, or why, but nonetheless, it’s a great read.
I hope you enjoyed Power Girl’s run as much as I did.