Written by Marc Andreyko
Pencils and Inks by Steve Rude and Evan Shaner
Colored by Nathan Fairbairn
Kara’s Quest for answers on who was truly behind the destruction of her home planet continues as she travels to a shady intergalactic bar, whose patrons and servers aren’t the friendliest bunch of characters around. It’s here that Kara uses her cunning and heightened senses to search for anyone who might know more about Rogol Zarr and The Circle. Kara finds what she was looking for, but she also manages to get herself caught up in a bar fight with several aliens who were all glad that Rogol destroyed Krypton. During the fight, Kara’s suit drains all her reserve solar energy and right as things look grim, she uses Rogol Zaar’s axe and with the help of a Coluan, the two make short work of the bar thugs and the two agree to travel together to the next planet on Kara’s journey.
One of my favorite parts of this issue is Kara’s tone and demeanor. She’s quiet and coy while keeping a low profile to scope the bar for clues. She keeps her wits about her and focuses on the alien’s heart rates to pick up on hostel threats and to determine those who are nervously trying to hide what they know about Rogol Zaar. She also is more than willing to be assertive and tough when it’s time for the fists to fly in a fight. I feel like Kara using her full range of emotions and her ability to handle each situation with the correct attitude will really help her on this quest, especially as she gets closer to finding the answers she seeks.
I’d have to say my favorite part of this issue is the artwork, specifically the character designs. I can’t say enough about Kara’s red and black stealth robes she wears to keep a low profile on her mission. I’m a sucker for red and black, and the overall style of suit reminds me of something out of Star Wars, which is actually fitting here as this journey feels like it could be happening a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. My favorite panel of Kara in this suit is when she’s standing confident and tall against a thug who is more than triple her size, because she knows she can easily take him down. That angle offers us a great look at the red and black stealth which really helped me appreciate just how bad ass Supergirl looks in it.
The artwork during the bar fight is by far my favorite pieces of art in the issue. The colors are vivid and bright, and the red and blue on Supergirl’s suit really pop out at you during those scenes. I feel like a lot of time and attention to detail went into drawing this fight and all the background characters at the bar. Speaking of the background characters, they all seemed pretty fleshed out and drawn well. It felt like just as much time was put into the small pieces as there was time spent on the focal points, which to me increased the overall quality of the art in this issue.
Overall, I think this was a fun and action packed chapter in the Supergirl saga that does a good job at pushing the story further just enough to keep me hooked in for the ride and had an ending that has me worried for Kara and left me waiting to know what happens next. I also like that Kara has someone new to travel with, and I’m interested to learn more about him and his motivations and to see if maybe there is something between these two that will develop down the way.
I give Supergirl #24 a 7 out of 10