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Power Girl (2009 Series) #26

August 1, 2011

Title: Girl Power

Writer: Matthew Sturges
Hendry Prasetya
Jessica Kholinne           
Travis Lanham
Cover Artist:
Sami Basri
Joey Cavalieri        
DC Comics

Power Girl doesn’t make a lot of scheduled public appearances, but an actual “Power Girl Convention” turns out to be too great an opportunity for her to speak to other young women about potential and empowerment. And, of course, it turns out to be lucky she’s there, since an alien shows up with the intention of kidnapping Power Girl and stealing her powers to become a superheroine on her own planet. It’s a wild kind of tale, with an almost Silver Age feel to it, but Matthew Sturges manages to bring in a decidedly modern sensibility. It is, at its core, a story about women standing up for themselves and taking action against those things they know to be wrong, even when (maybe especially when) someone like Power Girl isn’t there to cover their back. The last panel has one of those moments that’s both goofy and hopeful all at the same time, and it’s lovely for that. Hendry Prasetya and Jessica Kholinne do an absolutely wonderful job on the artwork here, imitating outgoing artist Sami Basri so well I didn’t even realize he hadn’t done the artwork until I looked at the credit box. I don’t know if either of those creators have a gig lined up in the DC Relaunch, but damned if they don’t deserve one. This is probably the title I’m going to miss the most as we stride into the new DC Universe next month, but I’m going to enjoy its last few moments while I can.

Rating: 8/10

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