Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Kevin Maguire
Inks by Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna and Wade von Grawbadger
Colors by FCO Plascencia and Chris Sotomayor
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Kara’s journey to Krypton for answers finds her in the hands of Harry Hokum and the forces of the Citadel. After extracting her DNA, he decides to keep her alive and transfer her to a prison colony. Kara decides to goad Spylce into a confrontation that could give her the boost she needs to fight back.
After she’s taken to a cell and gets to know her cellmates, Supergirl begins the next part of her plan to escape. A plan that is further complicated by the intervention of the Omega Men. At the same time, Krypto and Kol are trying to find a way to rescue Kara but are interrupted by the person working against Kara’s investigation.
Supergirl is facing some serious stakes in this issue and the tension that Andreyko creates makes the story more interesting. Kara’s resourcefulness is utilized well and that gives the reader a better sense of the character outside of being Superman’s cousin. The story is paced really well and the twists in the story with the Omega Men add some additional drama to the story. This is an effective side track from Kara’s mission because it isn’t a distraction that has no meaning. As much as I want to see Kara return to her quest for answers, I am enjoying this part of her journey.
Kevin Maguire’s art is really good. There are some fun panels with great action as well as well detailed facial expressions.