I think end of year 'Best Of' lists are not as tired a trope as some on the net make it. I rather like hearing what other people consider to be stand-out books or excellent moments. It often leads me to trying a book that I haven't picked up before. For example, I haven't read Saga but after seeing it appear on just about everyone else's Best of 2012 list I feel I have to give it a whirl.
First from Robot 6 contributor Tom Bondurant. Supergirl was his #6 title.
I don't necessarily agree with the statement that the last Supergirl was a 'wide-eyed innocent' in comparison to Superman. But one thing I agree with ...
This doesn’t make Supergirl gritty or jaded. Rather, it adds a layer of poignancy to her mission on Earth.
One thing that I like about this Supergirl is that despite the rough start to her life on Earth, there has been solid core to her character. She hasn't become jaded ... something which we did see with the Loeb/Kelly version. And that slow realization that she must accept the tragedy behind her and move forward has made her complex.
And then from Robot 6 contributor Michael May. Supergirl was also #6 on his list.
May states something that I am always worried about. That DC editors will stop Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar from writing the book they want and will muddle things up.
He also notes that Supergirl hasn't been weighed down by angst, again keeping her away from being jaded.
With all the great comics that have been released in 2012, I was thrilled to see Supergirl mentioned twice here.