Book Review: Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, Volume 2

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, Volume 2Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, Volume 2 by Paul Kupperberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book collects the final pre-Crisis Sueprgirl books. The Daring Adventure title is dropped after the first issue of the book and it continues with the same continuity of her studying in college in Chicago.

We get a couple costume redesigns, the last one of which sets up her new iconic Crisis look. It includes the goofy and unnecessary excuse for her headband that citizens of Krypton wear headbands and then was made more complicated when someone realized that only men had been portrayed as wearing headbands on Krypton. "I like headbands," would have made it simpler. I mean it was the 1980s.

In this book, we see the introduction of Blackstar, a villain stirring up hatred and antisemitism with an unusual tie to the holocaust, she meets up with Ambush Bug, deals with a mystery of her life being stolen, and then has to face the Parasite in a parallel crossover with Superman in Action Comics (which isn't reprinted even though it's also written by Paul Kupperberg) and in the last issue plus she has has to deal with one of her professors who's turned into a monstrous future creature.

Overall, these are fun stories with a likable lead, and an appropriate dose of goofiness.

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Published on June 14, 2019 22:57 Tags: precrisis, supergirl
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