Supergirl by Mariko Tamaki


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 sm...

Details Supergirl

Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Young Adult

Reviews Supergirl

  • Darinda
    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:...
  • James DeSantis
    Finally a Supergirl book I can FULLY recommend. Why is that so hard to find? Supergirl is a lot about Kara trying to find her place. Nothing new there. The book even opens up with "Where do I start? Oh yeah, same old story." and it knows it can't reinvent the wheel so instead it polishes it and makes a fun as heck read for one of our favorite female badasses! Kara going through learning who she is. Not in the sense of being a alien, which she gat...
  • Erica
    I've never been a fan of Supergirl - I don't actually like any of the Kryptonians - and yet, I enjoyed this origin story of the usually-bubbly blonde hero.She's not so bubbly in this one. She's a questioning sixteener, trying to figure out who she is and why her body feels weird and why she's so tired all the time. She has two best friends, loses one because that's how these stories are supposed to go, apparently, and begins to remember everythin...
  • Christy
    Petition for Mariko Tamaki to write all the comics and Joelle Jones to draw all the comics. Fantastic through and through.
  • Rory Wilding
    Although the character has been around for six decades in comics and other media, the mainstream became very aware of who Kara Zor-El was in TV’s Supergirl, which first aired in 2015. The show took its time to find its footing, but has managed to give the superheroine her own identity that doesn’t have to associate with her more popular cousin, something that Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones have taken to heart when creating Supergirl: Being S...
  • Laura
    The original Supergirl was invented in the early 60s. It was still the time of silly, light stories, and her stories, set in an orphanage were light humor, and odd adventures, such as her dressing up like a fairy godmother to entertain kids, or her boring a hole through the earth so people could look through it and see the leaning tower of Pisa.I grew up on this Supergirl, and though that it was odd that she would have to be reinvented. But in lo...
  • Jo
    This is Kara and her life with her friends. Focused on friendship and family from start to end. It's fun, emotional and interesting to keep turning the page. Loved my time with this story.
  • Mandy
    Really fun origin story—great writing and art!Check out my full review at Forever Young Adult.
  • Alicia
    Yes to all of it. The illustrations, the text, the storyline. Yes to it all. Kara has super powers and was "adopted" by her family who knows of her abilities and keeps her pod hidden in the barn. She's a runner on the track team but has to keep her speed and strength in check. Readers meet her two best friends and dive into teenage life-- until an earthquake hits and she loses one of her friends. In the grief and mourning, it emerges that evil po...
  • Artemis
    I never liked Supergirl.Not before 'Supergirl: Being Super', anyway. I always saw her as nothing more than Superman's distaff counterpart - young, pretty, blonde, something for heterosexual Superman fanboys to ogle at while the power fantasy they can imagine themselves as was being realized (what some of them take away from the Man of Tomorrow. I know there is much more to him than that, as a character and a symbol. Still not a fan). At least Bat...
  • Jena
    A supergirl book that is actually good?? It's more likely than you think.I actually really enjoy Supergirl, but most of her solo series or featured stories tend to be, well...what's the nice way of saying "horribly written?" This is a simple origin comic introducing Kara to Rebirth and to new readers. What sets it apart from a sea of other Supergirl origin stories is that this isn't the bubbly, lighthearted Kara we're used to - instead, this Kara...
  • Adam Stone
    There aren't many Superfamily stories that interest me but I'll read anything Mariko Tamaki is working on. This is Supergirl's origin story, and it's very similar to the Clark Kent Superman origin story but Tamaki's excellent understanding of characters and ear for dialogue make this much more interesting than any Superman origin I've ever read. It does have a bit of a CW drama feel but it really works with the story, not against it.I would recom...
  • Vince
    Mariko Tamaki is a killer writer, and when she writes a coming of age story she knocks it out of the park. I loved this, this is my first Supergirl story and I couldn't have picked a better one to read. I'll make this a more detailed review after release, but trust me, if you won't want to sleep on this.
  • Wing Kee
    Supergirl Earth One. World: Fantastic art that's expressive and full of character. This is a character story and the art really helped bring the emotions to the reader. The world building is also fantastic. Being non canon the creative team had a lot more leeway to play with this world and it's similar and different enough to be it's own thing. Solid. Story: Fantastic 2/3 of the way and a weak final act. That being said this is a really well writ...
  • Joelle
    I had not read any Supergirl books going into this, but I'm familiar with the basics of her story and other characters and things (Lexcorp, etc.) through TV, movies, and Superman. I like the art and the voice in this one. I really enjoyed the teen angst and friendship angle. Kara is just trying to figure out who she is, just like her human friends. And then stuff gets real when bad stuff starts to happen and she has to decide quickly who she is a...
  • The Lost Dreamer
    I have fallen in love with this comic book. This version of Kara Zor-El is fresh, fun, imaginative and thrilling. The plot tastes like a version of Smallville for Supergirl, but the characters (Kara's friends and parents) are simply so beautifuly depicted, that the book becomes much more than "another teen-superheroine". It has nothing to do with The CW's TV series, but those who watch it will probably love these comics.Also special mention to Jo...
  • Nancy
    I'll admit, I come to Supergirl through the TV show, not through the comics, so while I have some familiarity with the story, there's a lot of background that I'm missing. That said, it didn't hamper my enjoyment in the slightest.This version of Supergirl is fantastic. I love her attitude, I love her mom, I love her friends. I love how real she feels, even with superpowers.I also love the artwork. I love how people look like people and aren't par...
  • Lindsay
    Heck yeah!I was never really interested in Superman, and my only real experience with Supergirl was the movie from 1984 (though I was OBSESSED with it in first grade). I was wondering whether or not I'd really dig this beyond its having two of my favorite creators. But the wonderteam of Tamaki and Jones makes this the best new superhero story arc I've read since Ms. Marvel. There's a real story here. The art is striking. I need the next volume to...
  • Veronica
    ARC via Netgalley. I've been waiting for this to come out in trade format for so long! As expected, Mariko Tamaki's writing is superb and Joelle Jones' art is absolutely gorgeous. (But Dolly Granger, Kara's best friend and a badass dyke born to country music fanatics, was a welcome surprise.) A perfect stand-alone volume for any superheroine enthusiast.
  • Erica McGillivray
    This is such a great retelling of Kara's origin story. Perfect YA situations. The ending wasn't as strong as the rest of the book, but overall, an incredibly solid look at Kara. (FYI: doesn't match the current TV show. But I don't think TV show fans will be incredibly disappointed.)
  • Marzie
    4.5 StarsI've always been more of a Marvel kind of girl but the recent resurgence of Wonder Woman and Supergirl have piqued my interest enough to make me select this origin story which comprises the first four comics in the 2016-2017 series reboot.The first thing I have to say about this Supergirl run is how much I love Joëlle Jones's illustrations. They are terrific and give us characters with diversity, including diverse body types, facial exp...
  • Janelle
    Kara is in the thick of adolescent growing pangs, unsure of her place in the world, like any first world teenager. She’s surrounded by people she loves and who love her in return, but she struggles to connect in a meaningful way. You know… because she can lift tractors with a single hand and fly and stuff. So when her powers start going a little haywire, there’s nowhere to turn for support. Is it some sort of super-puberty? Or is something ...
  • Stephanie
    The writing and the art are both great, and will please fans of Supergirl as well as those completely new to the character. Mariko Tamaki's take on Kara makes her feel as human as possible while still doing the whole coming-of-age thing where she discovers how to control her powers, etc. As an origin story, it's not exactly new, but Kara's relationships with her friends and with her parents make this one worth reading.
  • সাদমান হুসাইন
    কার কাছে যেন পরশংসা শুনে বইটা শুরু করেছিলাম, আর শেষে ভয়াবহ ভাবে আবারো আশাহত হলাম।এই এক চেসটা আর কতবার করবে কমিক কোমপানিগুলো?কোন হিরো একটু জনপরিয় হলেই তার অরিজিন সটোরি নিয়...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    I've never liked Supergirl. Let's amend that. I've never liked the way Supergirl was portrayed before the TV show came out. Her origin story, her attitude, her idiotic girlishness, the way she looked and acted like a blonde bimbo...nope nope nope.So this reboot (is this a reboot? I dunno) is absolutely fantastic. The storyline is perfection and the artwork is GORGEOUS. Kara is a realistic teenager who just happens to be hiding superpowers. Her pa...
  • Theediscerning
    A very clear, expressive and intelligent superhero comic, that has the capacity to leave the tween-friendly spinners and get seen by the adult audience too. Supergirl has always seemed to be a good idea, but one used so badly people failed to see the actual need for her. Well, this origin tale could well correct that. Yes, there are clunky-as-hell things, like superzits, and superdiversity, and lots of riffs on things we know of old, but there is...
  • Norman
    Well, started out strong.. Good, fully rounded heroine, nice original setting, familiar background with a twist..... but then it gets all overly superhero-y real fast. Real predictable and unnerving. Like DC was breathing down Tamaki's neck. Oh well, at least the art is great. Such potential. Maybe I'm expecting too much from these superhero comics?
  • Pop Bop
    Let There Be LightI have never been keen on the modern tendency to make superheroes darker and darker. I started with Golden Age, (to mid-1950's), Superman and followed him through the Silver Age, (around 1970). Checking back in now everyone seems to be tormented and a touch psychotic. That's why this Supergirl reboot was fun. (This is not part of the "DC Universe Rebirth" or "the New 52"; I think it's a sort of a standalone Supergirl alternate s...
  • Terri
    As far as origins stories go, this is one that I can really get into. Supergirl, much like Superman, is left on a farm in a small town where a kind couple take her in and treat her as her own. But knowing she has super-human strength and abilities doesn't make for an easy adolescence. Along with keeping her secret, she must navigate friendships, running on the track team, and figuring out why when disaster strikes, she suddenly loses her powers. ...
  • Diego López Ocón
    This was perfect I love to read things like this, when DC just goes creative and decides to make this alternate single volume stories to their characters. For me, it's a way to connect new readers or not so die-hard DC fans to others characters. In the end this always result well, this kind of stories always focus of the moral and emotional part of the main character and we get to know them better.So, Supergirl... I love her, but believe me wh...