The Supergirl title has been steadily going downhill… no wait. That implies it was good at some point. Supergirl has sucked from the start. I’ve meant to remove it from my pull list for some time now, but instead I continue to forget and thus flush my money down the proverbial DC Comics Toilet.
Every single horrible issue of Supergirl has focused on her identity crisis in one way or another and it’s time to move on.
I have absolutely nothing good to say about this series. Each issue is a clone of the previous issues.
The art is crap too. Supergirl is freakishly out of proportion and unrealistic. To quote Rachelle Goguen:
“Supergirl looks like an anorexic blow-up doll with a torso that’s longer than her legs (which are also very long) and eyes that are bigger than her waist.”
Also her boobs look like they could stab someone’s eyes out.
And what’s with seeing how often Kara can get naked? Isn’t she supposed to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 years old? And if she’s 15, why does she look like a 22 year old out-of-proportion supermodel?
I think that DC honestly believes they are appealing to two demographics:
Pubescent teenage boys with super hero fixations, and girls. I would assume they’re hitting the first for sure, but the second? Does anyone truly think that stuffing an unattainable barbie-like plasticine nymph into a revealing costume sells merchandise?
There is a third demographic that DC is making sales to: lonely virgins ages 30 – 55 who teeter on the verge of pedophilia.
I don’t fit in to any of those categories, so why oh why do I even own this comic? It’s time to make the pain stop. I’m calling the comic book shop tomorrow and telling them to get it off of my list!
I just found out that Mark Sable will be writing for Supergirl starting with issue #16.
He had quite a bit to say in response to Rachelle Goguen’s Eddie Berganza / Supergirl bashing article.
Curse you mark, you’ve sucked me back in!