Two issues in, and Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones’ Supergirl: Being Super continues to be a gorgeously composed look at how Kara Danvers discovered the truth about her birthplace and abilities. Eschewing typical superhero slugging and the like, Tamaki and Jones have pitched this series directly in the vein of a thoughtful and considered teen drama. Much like the recent Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, this is another short-run winner for DC that brings new voices to the fore of their universe. Issue 3 is in stores on April 26th, here’s the solicit:
Kara Danvers’ hidden memories of her life on another planet are bubbling to the surface—but is she alone here on earth? Following the devastating events of the Midvale Earthquake, Kara and Dolly struggle to piece their lives back together—but what’s up with Coach? Their mentor is acting strangely, and her odd behavior goes from curious to downright creepy when Kara follows her back to a Lexcorp bunker deep underground. What she’s hiding will change Kara’s life forever—all will be revealed and a hero will need to be super in this penultimate chapter!
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