Supergirl #30 Ends One Adventure And Launches Another

by Tony Thornley

Kara Zor-El has been through a lot the last year, trying to hunt down the conspiracy that destroyed Krypton. Supergirl #30 brings one phase of that adventure, leading directly into an adventure with Superman!

Cover by Jesus Marino and FCO Plascencia

Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, Chris Sotomayor, and Tom Napolitano bring Kara’s conflict with the Circle to a close.

Kara confronts Z’ndr about his lies and his mother about her genocidal actions. This leads to a violent confrontation, which nearly ends in tragedy. Kara rushes away from the battle in the aftermath, leading directly into the upcoming crossover with Superman…

For the most part, this issue is a long fight. It does make for an exciting read, and it was also satisfying as the arc comesto the end. However, it does also make the issue somewhat unmemorable and to wrap up this arc, a few elements seem a bit rushed. In the end, it’s good but not great.

Maguire and Parsons work is far and away the best part of the issue. The first few pages are full of Maguire’s trademark character work, with Kara’s pain and anger coming through. The team also does fantastic action work, with the characters moving in a natural way and the impact of each blow jumping off the page. It looks great.

While it might not have been perfect, this issue clears the board for Supergirl’s next adventure in a great way, and it’ll be interesting to see what’s to come.

Supergirl #30 is available now from DC Comics.

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