Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton

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Supergirl, Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton is the reboot from the NEW 52 line and may be one of the better origins to come about for the character that has been for the most part, an afterthought in the DC Universe until she became a popular television character. Something the current Supergirl comic book is trying to capitalize upon.

“…Have you ever had that feeling…like you’ve been asleep for a really long time? For what seems like a lifetime. And you have crazy dreams. Things you didn’t even know your brain could imagine. But when you finally wake up…the dream isn’t over…”

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Three days ago, Kara Zor-El was preparing for her final trials and caring for your infant cousin Kal-El on her home planet of Krypton. Now she is hurtling through space to a planet she knows nothing about with little memory as to what has passed in the last 72 hours. In a matter of minutes she will be under attack from humans and face to face with the infant cousin she left behind in Krypton, only now he is grown into a man older than her.

She learns that Krypton is gone and she is the last daughter of Krypton and that she has powers beyond her imagination. Now she must face an enemy who pretends to be her friend. An enemy who is solely interested in her genetics and her powers and if she can escape him, another threat is on the horizon. A threat from her old home world. A legend, a myth, once known as the Worldkillers.

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Last Daughter of Krypton is a terrific story of a young woman who has lost everything, exiled to a strange planet and then finding out that she is completely different from everyone around her. The one person who could help is impossible to believe. What is really creative here in this series is that unlike Superman and the current high school teenager that is in the current Supergirl line is that she doesn’t try to fit in. She doesn’t

try to lessen who she is to be part of the world she now lives in. Supergirl is relentlessly Kryptonian and she is determined to find out the answers of what happened to her world and her family, something Superman is slow to do if at all.

This is another NEW 52 storyline that started off so well only to be lost along the way to the reboots of titles instead of working with them to develop character and story.

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