Book Review: Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones

Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones

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Title: Supergirl: Being Super
Author: Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones
Publisher: DC Comics
Publish Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Graphic Novel – Superheroes
Series: na
My Rating: 4/5


Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for this incredible coming-of-age tale! This is the Girl of Steel as you’ve never seen her before.

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?

Collects the limited series Supergirl: Being Super #1-4.

Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones
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An introduction to Supergirl. Kara is a typical teen girl living a normal life with a couple of best friends and parents who love her. She also has a secret… she has superpowers.

This comic has a good story, interesting characters, and great artwork. A fun and entertaining read, and a nice update to Supergirl.

Supergirl: Being Super contains issues #1-4.
Chapter 1: Where Do I Begin – An introduction to Kara and her family and friends.
Chapter 2: Hold On! – Kara loses someone close to her, plus her powers are acting flaky.
Chapter 3: Who Are You? – Kara meets a fellow Kryptonian.
Chapter 4: Who I Am. – Kara must fight back to save her friend, and herself.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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