Wait, metas are humans too? — ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ Chapter 3 (Review)

Feb 23, 2016

adventures-of-supergirl-chapter-3Adventures of Supergirl chapter 3
DC Comics

Written by: Sterling Gates
Art by: Bengal, Jonboy Meyers, Emanuela Lupacchino and Emma Vieceli

I have an early apology but I don’t ever have a chance to talk Supergirl, the TV show, as much as I’d like to because it has been really fantastic since the end of November. Sterling Gates’ Adventures of Supergirl has given me another way to have more Supergirl, so thank you, sir.

What I really like most about her character is how endearing she is, and Gates writes her so well. I’d argue perfectly, even. The Kal-el/Superman-like anger she imbues, which can easily be overlooked due to temptation to write more about the flawed Kara side, is spot-on on.

What also helps is the kick-ass art month-in and month-out. It’s so crisply detailed and colorful that I find myself in awe and completely drawn in panel-to-panel and page-to-page. Instead of me from review-to-review (noticing a pattern?) constantly being gaga over how great this comic is, despite a bit of an unnecessarily slow start. I want to spend a little time on something Gates did this issue that none of the Greg Berlanti shows have really accomplished within its metahuman of the week format.

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And that’s never giving the main heroes a backseat every once and awhile, and simply focusing in on a little backstory for the evil metas. Some heart and soul would do them good because they also happen to be afflicted with a similar ailment as the hero most of the time.

Rampage’s story is heartfelt and made her appearance and condition all the more horrifying. Plus, Supergirl showed a wonderful shift in her reaction toward her too. She starts off wanting to completely annihilate the cage she’s barred into, to then having sympathy. That was touching and made Supergirl contemplate her relationships with all the people in her life, as she often does. It’s intrinsically Supergirl because that’s when she combines Kara the human and Supergirl the savior together to become the ultimate hero.

ICYMI, click below to read my review of the last issue.

Gates rebounds and hits early stride in “Adventures of Supergirl” chapter 2 (review)


  • My current editor, Jaden Daly, wrote the following mini-bio of me for his website A Daly Dose Of Hoops, and I’m posting it here because it’s one of the coolest things anyone has done for me. I’ll be forever thankful to him. Thank you, Jaden. "Jonathan joined the Daly Dose Of Hoops staff in the fall of 2016, and will serve as the primary source of coverage for Wagner College and the Northeast Conference. In addition to his work on this site, he is also the editor-in-chief of his own website, The “J” Effect, as well as a columnist for TheGWW.com. His industry background is extensive, having served in the past as a breaking news intern at the Staten Island Advance and its website, SILive.com, and also as a sports intern at the Riverdale Press. A 2016 graduate of Manhattan College, Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, with a concentration in journalism. During his time at the Riverdale institution, he wrote for Manhattan’s student newspaper; The Quadrangle, beginning as a staff writer before ultimately assuming the positions of senior writer, assistant editor; and ultimately, sports editor. His work for the Quadrangle earned him Manhattan’s Excellence in Journalism, Best Sports News Article, and Most Prolific awards, as well as nominations for eight similar awards in his four-year tenure. His in-depth profile on Steve Masiello, compiled in April 2016, still stands as one of the most comprehensive pieces written about the head coach since Masiello was hired by Manhattan in 2011."

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