Supergirl #26 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on January 16, 2019

Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Kevin Maguire
Inking by Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna, and Wade von Grawbadger
Colouring by FCO Plascencia and Chris Sotomayor
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
This book has had waves in quality but I really enjoyed this issue. It's never gets bad, but it's issue like the previous one that show the story should be moving a bit faster than this.
Kevin Maguire has returned! I'm not sure how long he's going to be drawing this, so every panel of Kevin Maguire goodness is something I'll cherish forever. The colouring on his pencils is fantastic, and this is the best his work has looked in years. Sometimes there's the occasional white background which intimates the perils of having Maguire draw a monthly, but it still looks really good. His Supergirl is simply one of the most delightful versions of the character I've ever seen.
I really enjoyed the plotting too. Marc Andreyko's voice for the character is just as expressive as Maguire's artwork, and this overall cosmic adventure has been a lot of fun. The Omega Men show up in this issue and I feel like these characters have a lot of potential, but they just haven't show up nearly as much in recent years. They could easily be DC's Guardians of the Galaxy, but hey. We get what we get when we get it.
I'm not a massive fan of the Omega Men characters so I was kind of lost towards the end, and I think most readers will be just as lost as I was. It unfortunately hampers what was a fun and quirky issue.
I had some fun with this, mostly because of Kevin Maguire's greatness. The hefty inking and colouring team all do a beautiful job but the art looks inconsistent at times.

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