Comic Book Reviews: Power Girl #9, #10, and #11

Comic book reviews for DC Comics’ Power Girl #9, Power Girl #10, and Power Girl #11 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Power Girl #9 Power Girl #10 Power Girl #11

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsPower Girl #9 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

This book makes me really happy every week. I started off knowing next to nothing about her, and as I’ve been reading this title, I’ve grown to love Power Girl.

I like that she didn’t know at first that it was neighbor boy who actually took the photos of her changing into her uniform. No doubt, she can just go scare him. Though it looks like Kara’s joining She-Hulk with the clothing falling off problem.

I love seeing Kara having to go to the bank, and Satanna knowing that’s where to start trouble. Who doesn’t love elephants with laser guns?

Since I’ve never been a fan of invincible characters, I’m liking this match-up of Satanna’s power/technology against Power Girl’s powers. It’s nice to see both of them getting punches in. And then yay for Terra showing up to save Power Girl when she’s down.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsPower Girl #10 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

I’m really sad this team’s going to be off this title at issue 12. I just can’t imagine reading Power Girl without Conner on pencils. She just draws Kara so wonderfully and Gray and Palmiotti write such a fun story. The combo works so well. Here is Kara with her dignity.

Terra’s weird behavior is incredibly obvious. Pretty much since after the fight, it’s clear that the Ultra-Humanite’s taken over Terra’s brain. I was glad to see Kara knew the entire time. For a moment, I was worried our hero wouldn’t see the very obvious. But I shouldn’t have doubted her.

Kara just can’t seem to shake Fisher’s blackmail attempt. Okay, she totally could. And I thought her playing along with his blackmail was brilliant. First, it gives a nice meta text about the comic book geek in the fun way this book plays with other types of girls-in-comics meta. And second, it plays nicely into Kara teaching the Ultra-Humanite (Terra) something about humanity.

I hope they find Terra’s brain!

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsPower Girl #11 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

First, I’m really glad they resolved putting back Terra’s brain before the final issue. (Or this creative team’s final issue anyway.) Especially since Kara’s cat wasn’t in this one.

I love the way Conner draws fighting. I feel like I’m getting spoiled by her art. However, I wish I didn’t feel like this. I wish more artists drew fights like Conner does. Imagine, no porn faces or gratuitous ass shots or otherwise. Wow.

I also loved Power Girl using her brains and her power to knock Terra out so she doesn’t hurt anyone else, and Power Girl doesn’t have to hurt her.

Satanna is so not forgiving Power Girl for loosing her arm. Somehow, I don’t think she wants a tiger arm anymore than the Ultra-Humanite was happy being an ape’s body.

Poor Terra all curled up and alone. Power Girl is an awesome friend. I love how like a typical teenager, Terra doesn’t realize how amazing her underworld city is going to be to Power Girl. I love their friendship so much. It’s one of the biggest highlights of this book.

And who actually thought the Ultra-Humanite would reform?

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