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Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  113 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A vicious Apokolptian villain known as Malestrom has arrived on Earth to kill Superman so that she might become The Bride of Darkseid! Superman and Supergirl join forces to battle the villain but at what cost to Metropolis? From Earth to Apokolips and beyond, Superman and Supergirl face unexpected challenges in this action-packed tale examining what it means to be a hero.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by DC Comics (first published December 2009)
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Jan 14, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: from-dover was pretty. So pretty. Two stars worth of pretty. That third star is because I liked the first quarter. pretty.
Jun 18, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-recs
I was surprised by how much I loved this. A few distracting lettering mistakes, but a wonderfully contained and complete story.
The story wasn't awful, but it was pretty forgettable. I really disliked the art, though. It looked like everyone in the story was recovering from a bad case of the flu.
Feather Mista
Ay. Veníamos bien, tan bien, que es una lástima que se me haya bajado en las últimas páginas. La premisa -y el desarrollo- me resultaron no muy originales pero sí entretenidos. Copipasteo la descripción del tomo para no parafrasear: "Maelstrom, una esclava de Apokolips obsesionada con reinar junto a Darkseid, decidirá que no hay mejor manera de demostrarle a su amo su valía que traerle la cabeza de Superman… pero será Supergirl quien le plante cara con catastrófico resultado. Tras su derrota, ...more
Oct 21, 2015 Stanley rated it liked it
Shelves: own, comics
This book collects the five part mini-series of the same name.

The book starts off pretty well showing how much room Supergirl has to grow and then she and Superman litterally embark on a journey to promote that growth.

The experiences along the way are ok. However, I had three pretty big issues.

1. The whiny brat crab early on got grating very quickly. She came around in the end, but that stuff was not good.

2. The story was bigger than the space. Due to the creaters only having five issues to tel
Feb 26, 2013 Sean rated it it was ok
With a creative team this spectacular I had such high hopes before reading this. Sadly, the entire plot was too contrived, corny, and ridiculous to enjoy the book. Here Superman does so many critically stupid things that its hard too imagine that he is still alive to fight for freedom. Supergirl's character is fun but her dialogue is wasted on the oddball situation. And the title's namesake is one note and turns out to be typical DC power overload without substance. The art by Phil Noto is good ...more
Feb 04, 2016 Dean rated it liked it
Although I really enjoyed this I'll be the first to admit the story is very slight. In fact, the story is mere window dressing to allow a nice observation of the Kal/ Kara dynamic, to see their personal relationship up close. This insight is fun, but anything Apokolips related is unnecessary and distracting. The art varies from looking fantastic to looking odd, with some strange figure work at times.
Worth a look.
Aug 22, 2015 Dave rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
This is worth a read if you are a fan of the Super Family, but it's nothing remarkable. The pacing seemed rushed in the beginning and ending and the art sometimes seemed a bit stiff. Also, the villain was pretty shallow. On the positive side, I did like the exploration of the relationship between Superman and Supergirl, which is what the bulk of the story focused on.
Jun 09, 2012 S rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sequential-art
A cute way to pass the time- I particularly enjoyed Clark and Kara's interactions on their interstellar camping trip that went wrong. (And the fact that Kara wore a jumpsuit for most of this mini, instead of her usual panty-flashing miniskirt).
Brandy Shark
A+ art, I really love Phil Noto's work, but overall the story was a little flat. I thought the Maelstorm storyline didn't mesh well with Clark and Kara's.
Aug 22, 2014 Simon rated it it was ok
Mmm. I love the smell of clunky morality in the morning. It smells like...

... Superman.

One star added for Supergirl. Who is cute.
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Jul 29, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was ok
I love Supergirl and I idolize Superman, but this book was complete garbage.
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May 08, 2016 Emmanuel Nevers rated it it was amazing
Still enjoyed this as much as I did the first time. Well done Superman/Supergirl bonding story A++
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