The Girl of No Tomorrow
Supergirl #13 is the finale of the three part story arc “The Girl of No Tomorrow”. Supergirl has almost thwarted the fatal fives plan to turn National Cities citizens against her, that is until they discover that Supergirl and the D.E.O. are still keeping her father the Cyborg Superman alive! The Emerald Empress continues to influence the citizens to turn them against Supergirl, as Kara tries to convince them that she would not betray them or their trust. The battle comes to an epic finale as Supergirl must fight against the Emerald Empress and Indigo so save herself, National City and her reputation! Supergirl’s life and the D.E.O. will never be the same again after the events of this issue of Supergirl!
Steve Orlando scripts a good finale in this issue. Some plot lines are wrapped up pretty quickly, which is to be expected. When you have few pages to work with to wrap up everything and set up a new story arc. He does a really good job of making Supergirl’s struggles feel real. You sympathize with not only the physical toll but also the emotional toll this has taken on her. Orlando does deliver on having this story arc really change the dynamics of Supergirl, her family relationships and the direction of the D.E.O. The final page is a great teaser and has me interested to see what is going to happen in the next few issues.
Robson Rocha handles the pencils for Supergirl #13 and he does a great job of showing all the action. The battles have that epic “superhero” feel to them and Rocha does an excellent job of showing off Supergirls power. All of the action is really well done and everything flows nicely from panel to panel, ramping up the action to the final pages. Daniel Henriques’ inks really help bring those huge battles to life with some tight line work and some really bold lines for the characters. He really adds a lot of great details to the characters. This may be an odd detail to mention but all of the character’s hair looks great and seems almost real. Michael Atiyeh brings some beautiful coloring work into the mix as all the heat visions and power blast from the heroes and villains are wonderfully rendered. I love all of the bright colors uses throughout the Issue. While the art in this issue does not “break the mold”, it is perfect for this final battle for this story arc.
“The Girl of No Tomorrow” story line comes to an end with Supergirl #13 as she battles to save National City and herself. Orlando continues to show Supergirl’s undying optimism even when the very people she protects start to turn against her. This battle may be close to over but her troubles are far from over, Supergirl’s life is going to change forever after the events of this Issue, some for the better and others will make her life much, much worse!
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