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Power Girl #2

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Based on 8 critic ratings.

Road trip! As a Kryptonian virus rapidly spreads along the coast, Power Girl departs Metropolis looking to redeem herself for her catastrophic mistakes. It’s not easy being a part of the Super-Family, but Paige has never let the pressure get to her before. She just needs something to punch. And she’s found her target in space pirate and hater of all who hail from Krypton: Amalak!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CJWGV7JY

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    AIPT

    All in all, Power Girl #2 is a massive jump in quality from the debut issue. The nature of this chapter plays to the strengths of all the creatives involved: Leah’s affinity for off-beat character drama, Pansica’s mundane and action-packed pencils and layouts, and Fajardo Jr’s strikingly moody and whimsical coloring that elevates the diverse set of visuals to the fullest. With the story on track and the groundwork for a mystery laid, we have faith that this team has a strong enough handle on what they want to do with the book that will keep readers coming back.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    The first issue of this series set up some interesting dynamics, with Power Girl taking on the new identity of Dr. Paige Stetler and investigating a mysterious virus that may come from Krypton—her Krypton, on Earth-2. Williams has a lot of work to do to establish her new identity and character focus, given how long the character has been in flux. My favorite moments here included Paige’s meeting with Lois at the Daily Planet, as well as some hilarious and adorable Streaky moments in the background. The main mystery involves some compelling little details about the wildlife of Krypton, but the weak link of the issue is probably the main villain Amalak. The ruthless space pirate crashed Paige’s party last issue, but now he’s getting more than he bargained for with some Kryptonian wildlife. Overall, this is doing a good job of giving the character the fresh start she needs.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    This iteration of Power Girl is just an absolute blast to spend time with. And Williams’ take on her story does such a great job of creating big stakes and having a lot of fun, while never trying to piggyback onto Superman’s adventures. Not to mention there is some awesome action in the final few pages that keeps you wanting more. A very solid outing from start to finish, and another chapter in a series that’s shaping up to be a great one.

  • 75

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Power Girl #2 takes a sizable step back from the first issue when Leah Williams injects a lot of slice-of-life fluff, weird character personality shifts, and random plot developments for a disappointing issue.

  • 40

    DC Comics News

    With the depiction of Power Girl as insecure, dependent upon Superman and Super-family, inexperienced living on Earth, it’s probably OK to refer to her as Paige, as she’s absolutely nothing like the Karen Starr Power Girl we know and love or the one we’ve seen before. You might be able to enjoy some of the art in this issue, but it’s a real struggle to connect with this iteration of the character. Furthermore, it actually makes it difficult to engage with the Amalak/ Kryptonian virus storyline because the characterization is so bizarre. Power Girl #2 seems to take on elements of DC’s line of YA Graphic Novels which distances it even further from the character’s origins, yet explains so much about inconsistencies with this iteration.

  • 40

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    I’ll stick around a little longer. But in the meantime, I’ll pull the Conner/Palmiotti Power Girl trade off my bookshelf.

  • 30

    Derby Comics

    Leah Williams tries to put Power Girl on a larger pedestal after a disastrous debut issue that reduced the character to a paranoid superhero, but fails in a different fashion in the second issue of this new series. Williams does give Power Girl more of a direct focus, and we start to explore her imposter syndrome and wonder whether or not the identity issues she’s facing are real or part of the problem she’s been tasked with fixing. My biggest issue w/ Williams’ story so far is how much our interpretation of Power Girl is based on other characters. In the last issue, we say Superman laying it on thick, and this issue it’s Lois Lane’s turn to try and tell Power Girl what/who she should be. It creates a wall between readers and Power Girl, making it extremely hard to connect with the titular character. Omen’s role as the comedic BFF feels misguided and is deployed at inconvenient times. Instead of adding a layer of levity to the situation, it comes off tone-deaf and annoying. While there were some minor improvements, at best this series is failing to elevate Power Girl beyond a bit-part Action Comics character, and worst sabotaging the character into an insecure and insulated presence.

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