This is an 8 issue series king may be removed from supergirl in eight months; however, I would give it at least one more issue before dropping it, Yes in her first appearance, Supergirl is drinking, but she also just turned 21. Yes, she is puking, but that’s because she just turned 21 and flew to the nearest planet with a red sun to celebrate turning 21; she is puking because, again, she just turned 21 and drank too much. She is bleeding because she is on a planet with a red sun and got shot with 3 arrows. If this were Superman, he would not be crying on the ground like a three-year-old with a scraped knee.
Did I mention supergirl just turned 21 and is of legal drinking age in the United States? This story is not supergirl going back to the early 2000’s version of supergirl, this is a young woman who went to a bar for the first time and got drunk.
I have seen western and Conan, the barbarian mentioned; however, westerns and Conan are at the end of the day tales about tough men. This is not that. This is Supergirl as Xena Warrior Princess or Valeria for the final original Conan story Red Nails or Taarna from the first heavy metal movie crossed with a female John Wick. Superman takes one of those arrows. He is down and crying in pain. Supergirl takes three, keeps on walking, taking out the wannabe Conan. She had already taken out once drunk as a girl who just turned 21 and got tanked for the first time and without her powers. Which she was. I am likely overemphasizing that she just turned 21, but well, she just turned 21.
Well, I love the fact that the wannabe Conan barbarian’s sword looks like it has actually been used in combat in the close-ups of it. Instead of being a museum-quality piece that would be seen in movies or anime. I like that supergirl took this guy out with three arrows in her.
Also, the new girl Ruthye Marye Knoll is tougher than the Girl from Tru Grit, and she is younger than her (in the original film) and still goes off on her own to try to get vengeance for her father’s wrongful slaying. When supergirl goes down, Ruthey still tries to avenge her father. She is one of the toughest little girls in pop culture. She is a boss in the making.of a book I am looking forward to issue 2.