Supergirl: Being Super

Supergirl: Being Super

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--shattere She's super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track...

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Title:Supergirl: Being Super
Author:Mariko Tamaki
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Supergirl: Being Super #1-4
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  • Renata
    Aug 15, 2018
    A really sweet and inspiring read! I haven't read...any other Supergirl comics, I think, so this functions well as intended--a straightforward origin story for new readers. And the art is lovely. ...
  • Mandy
    May 30, 2018
    Really fun origin story?great writing and art! Check out my full review at Forever Young Adult. ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Jun 15, 2018
    Mariko Tamaki, author of the much celebrated This One Summer, works with artist Joelle Jones (Lady Killer) to fill out the origin story for Supergirl, something along the lines of American Alien by Max Landis, the aw shucks story of Clark Kent in Kansas. The point of this volume is to ...
  • Alicia
    Mar 31, 2018
    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. Read...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Jul 07, 2018
    I didn't have high expectations going in, but this was excellent! I want to know what happens next RIGHT NOW. ...
  • Erica
    May 31, 2018
    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 an...
  • Laura
    Apr 07, 2018
    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 pe...
  • Jena
    Jun 05, 2018
    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 Reb...
  • Michael
    Jun 23, 2018
    Die beste Supergirl-Origin-Geschichte aller Zeiten! Wir erleben Kara als Teenager, der sich fremd in seiner Umgebung (=auf der Erde) fhlt, was fr Teenager nichts ungewhnliches ist; nur das Kara eben tatschlich fremd ist, weil sie von Krypton kommt, also ein waschechter Alie...
  • Darinda
    May 08, 2018
    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, ...
  • Anna  (Bananas!)
    Jul 27, 2018
    The story was pretty stereotypical but was saved from being dull by the wonderful characters. Every one was complex and interesting and real, especially Kara?s best friends and her dad. Plus there was an LGBT character - SPOILER - who didn?t suffer a horrible fate. Hooray! END SPOI...
  • Jo
    Apr 14, 2018
    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. ...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Aug 04, 2018
    I thought this was an alternate-universe Supergirl, but by the time I got to the end I decided it was perhaps a rebooted origin story (because it's very much an origin, with a few unresolved plots). But I'm still not sure. DC continuity is soooo horribly broken. Anywho, this is a ni...
  • Drown Hollum
    Aug 28, 2018
    Hey, this was pretty good! I'm not going to wrack my mind trying to figure out if or how this is canon, but it's a Kara story I can pretty firmly recommend! I would have liked to see her mean streak poke its head in, but this is about as charming as origin stories get. The plot is well...
  • Christy
    Jun 29, 2017
    Petition for Mariko Tamaki to write all the comics and Joelle Jones to draw all the comics. Fantastic through and through. ...
  • Artemis
    Jun 07, 2018
    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...
  • James DeSantis
    Oct 26, 2017
    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 po...
  • Rory Wilding
    May 30, 2018
    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 identit...
  • Stewart Tame
    Sep 23, 2018
    I?ve been looking forward to reading this Supergirl reboot for a while now. Mariko Tamaki?s work is always worth reading, or at least that's been my experience. That said, this book is decidedly low key. Kara Danvers lives quietly in the small town of Midvale. She has powers, su...
  • Tar Buendía
    Sep 22, 2018
    Esto es maravilloso. Tomo nico, precioso, perfecto. Me ha gustado todo. Trata temas vitales de la adolescencia, la depresin, la desesperanza en general y cmo salir adelante. Las protagonistas son maravillosas y, sin ser una historia atrevida, da en el clavo en todo. Tiene ...
  • Rod Brown
    Aug 05, 2018
    Yet another Supergirl reboot disappoints. Super angsty narration attempts to remind us that Kara is just a teenager while the generic comic book plot with a secret underground headquarters/research lab reminds us that we really don't really need this sort of disposable story. ...
  • Chad
    Oct 26, 2017
    I'm not sure if this was supposed to be a Supergirl reboot or an Elseworlds tale, but Tamaki jettisons all the nonsense of the most recent Supergirl Rebirth run by Steve Orlando and gives her Superman's basic origin. (She crash lands here at her parents' farm at age 8 and remembers not...
  • Wing Kee
    Jul 30, 2017
    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 w...
  • Logan
    Jun 30, 2017
    Pretty good! Heard this one was really good, so I ordered the trade as soon as I saw it on the previews and I'm glad I did! So the story is origin story of sorts for Kara, since DC feels the need to reset the origins of Superman related characters every few years. This one has Kara gro...
  • Eli Seibert
    Oct 12, 2018
    So this was my first Supergirl book, so I'm not really sure what makes a "good" Kara Danvers story, or what I want out of one. That being said, this book was entertaining. And that's all I really ask for out of my comics. It had mystery elements that kept me interested and wondering w...
  • Chelsea
    Aug 07, 2018
    I really wanted to like this. I love Tamaki?s Hulk book and Joelle Jones? art is always a gift. However, I just couldn?t connect to anyone in this book. The tone just didn?t work for me. I couldn?t get attached to Kara?s plight or her grief. The dialogue for the teenage...
  • Adam Stone
    May 31, 2018
    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 m...
  • Amber
    Oct 23, 2018
    Honestly this is one of the only Supergirl comics that have actually liked. I have to hand it to Mariko Tamaki for not letting me down. I have loved her writing for other graphic novels/ comics and she really showed her talent by making a boring character so multidimensional. ...
  • Melanie
    Jun 26, 2018
    The Supergirl story we deserve... Kara Danvers is an average teenage girl with a very extraordinary secret: she has unexplained, superhuman physical abilities and only a foggy memory of a childhood trauma. She was adopted by Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers out in the small town of Midval...
  • Annise Blanchard
    Jul 12, 2018
    I'm not a huge fan of superhero comics, but I adore the artists for this comic and DAMN. I am so glad I read this! I love Dolly, and think we may be the same person (as this panel shows ;) ) : But overall this comic was really amazing. The story was clear, interesting, and has me h...