Supergirl: Being Super

Supergirl: Being Super

She's super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams--shattered glimpses of another world--behind her.

Until an earthquake shatters her small town of Midvale...and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.

Now Kara's incredible powers are kicking into high gear, and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she's ever known. Will she find a way to save her town and be super, or will she crash and burn?

Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for this incredible coming-of-age tale! This is the Girl of Steel as you've never seen her before.

Collects the limited series Supergirl: Being Super #1-4.

Title:Supergirl: Being Super
Edition Language:English
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About Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer. She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs. B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Her well-received novel, Cover Me (McGilligan Books) was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice


    Supergirl: Being Super Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    Mariko Tamaki, author of the much celebrated This One Summer, works with artist Joelle Jones (Lady Killer) to fill out the origin story for Supergirl, something along the lines of American Alien by Ma...

  • James DeSantis

    Finally a Supergirl book I can FULLY recommend. Why is that so hard to find? Supergirl is a lot about Kara trying to find her place. Nothing new there. The book even opens up with "Where do I start? O...

  • Darinda

    An introduction to Supergirl. Kara is a typical teen girl living a normal life with a couple of best friends and parents who love her. She also has a secret... she has superpowers. This comic has a go...

  • Erica

    I've never been a fan of Supergirl - I don't actually like any of the Kryptonians - and yet, I enjoyed this origin story of the usually-bubbly blonde hero.She's not so bubbly in this one. She's a ques...

  • Julie Ehlers

    I didn't have high expectations going in, but this was excellent! I want to know what happens next RIGHT NOW....

  • Logan

    Pretty good! Heard this one was really good, so I ordered the trade as soon as I saw it on the previews and I'm glad I did! So the story is origin story of sorts for Kara, since DC feels the need to r...

  • Christy

    Petition for Mariko Tamaki to write all the comics and Joelle Jones to draw all the comics. Fantastic through and through. ...

  • Rory Wilding

    Although the character has been around for six decades in comics and other media, the mainstream became very aware of who Kara Zor-El was in TV’s Supergirl, which first aired in 2015. The show took ...

  • Laura

    The original Supergirl was invented in the early 60s. It was still the time of silly, light stories, and her stories, set in an orphanage were light humor, and odd adventures, such as her dressing up ...

  • Michael

    Die beste Supergirl-Origin-Geschichte aller Zeiten! Wir erleben Kara als Teenager, der sich fremd in seiner Umgebung (=auf der Erde) fühlt, was für Teenager nichts ungewöhnliches ist; nur das Kara ...