Oh, I’m going to regret saying it… but this issue of Supergirl isn’t bad. If it weren’t for some of the art issues, it might even be good.
It’s an all-action issue (again), with Kara and Clark fighting it out over Russia and China. The location makes it a novel idea, but there’s also all this talking, with Clark trying to calm her down and whatnot.
And in those moments, Asrar and Green (and colorist Dave McCaig, can’t forget him here), make this great Supergirl comic. Sure, her costume is still moronic. Asrar doesn’t objectify her, but her costume does? It doesn’t make any sense conceptually and it’s visually confused.
But Asrar’s Superman is awful. Superman looks about fourteen and bears a striking resemblance to “Alfalfa” Switzer. The bad Superman does these moments in.
Green and Johnson actually pleasantly surprised me. I was dreading this issue, but it’s fine.