Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #3 Review

by Carlos R. on August 17, 2021

Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #3 Cover Image
Written by: Tom King
Art by: Bilquis Evely
Colors by: Matheus Lopes
Lettered by: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: DC Comics

Each issue in this series so far has been an absolute banger. Everything you could ever hope to get in a Supergirl book is right here and it all works so freaking well because the creative team shows just how deeply they care for this character with every single panel.

Supergirl and Ruthye’s adventure brings them to the town of Maypole where the residents appear to be a kind sort, though they’re quick to change their colors if outsiders start to ask too many questions.

I love the framing to this story, experiencing this through Ruthye’s eyes and reading her future thoughts lends to the hopeful tone of the book. It can definitely get bleak in these pages, though, with themes of vengeance and loss and grief used as the driving force. But that grief is used to make readers feel that love that Ruthye has for her father and that Supergirl has for her people and home. Ruthye’s narration both adds and relieves tension, we know she’s okay/alive and the hints of the future let’s us know how these moments altered her, but also that these changes are from exposure to the darker aspects of reality.

Evely and Lopes’ work in this issue is absolutely lovely. Where last issue’s space bus felt rickety and worn, Maypole feels clean and unnerving. There’s a lack of sound effects on the pages showing the overall town that creates an uneasy silence. Everything appears picturesque, but there’s clearly something off-putting about this place. I will say the color use here is fantastic, the hints of purple on pages where Supergirl is asking too many questions and the dramatic shifts from blue/green to yellow/orange to emphasize aggression is fantastic. The world feels vibrant, and it all lends to helping the reader experience Ruthye’s emotions in these scenes.

Gosh this series is phenomenal and it’s amazing to be able to follow along and know this will be a vital series to understanding Supergirl in the future.

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