Supergirl - #18
Synopsis: Good!Kara floats over Our!Kara saying that Our!Kara isn't actually the real Kara, and that she's trying to take Good!Kara's life. They fight with Good!Kara smiling the whole time. >.>;;;
She tells Our!Kara that all she does is whine and be mean and bad. More fighting. Good!Kara tells Our!Kara that she's too much like a regular girl, she whines about her life, has an abusive dad, ppl treat her like a freak and she's lonely. And nobody wants a relatable Supergirl, they want a perfect barbie doll Supergirl! e_e
Good!Kara says that what ppl want is a Supergirl that is perfect, has no flaws and is always happy. >.>;;;
She tells Our!Kara to step aside and let the real Supergirl take her place. Our!Kara agrees and fades away into Good!Kara.
Good!Kara then explodes into a million pieces and Our!Kara appears.. for.. no reason.. >.>;;
At least she didn't turn into ultron! XDDD
Good!Supergirl who is in pieces tells Our!Supergirl that she's an anomaly and doesn't belong in our universe. :O
Then she reveals herself to be a girl with black hair and red clothes :O
Suddenly A MONITOR APPEARS!
He says he used the girl to test Kara by sending assassins after her and giving her the chance to kill Kal and having her fight Good!Supergirl and Kara passed the tests. o_O;;
However, the memories she has of Zor-El are real. >.>;;
Then the Monitor leaves with the girl in red.
Kara floats in space for a while but suddenly she's grabbed from behind!
Review: Joe Kelly needs to die.
This entire issue was him lashing out at his critics.
And all he did was set up a straw man argument to knock down.
HE DOES NOT GET IT.
As I said before, I had a dad who was abusive to my mom, who was a rly horrible and manipulative person to her, and for the short time he was around, to me too. >.<;; I've been lonely, I've had clinical depression, I've been bullied, I've gotten myself into an abusive relationship. >:| And.. lots of other things! Lots.
That's not to say I have it the WORST evar. >.>;;
But what I'm saying is that if nebody should be relating to what Joe Kelly believes is the most relatable angsty girl character evar, it should be me.
Except I dun. :\
B/c JOE KELLY DOES NOT GET IT.
It's not about omgangst vs omgrealism!
The difference between a hero and just a regular person, is that heroes (and regular ppl can be heroes too) feel the same things regular ppl do. They have the same problems, they have the same fears. The DIFFERENCE is that they can PUT THOSE ASIDE to help others.
A regular person might wallow in his or her angst. They would be consumed by it and feel that their life is so horrible, that nobody deserves their compassion or help. They would try to make ppl around them feel WORSE b/c they feel bad and want everybody else to as well. They might lash out. They are not heroes. :\
However, obviously not everybody does that XD Many people in fact have problems, and maybe can't even deal with them. But they CAN put it aside when other ppl need help. And not just save them but save them with a SMILE ON THEIR FACE.
Kelly thinks this means the person is a barbie doll.
It means the person is a good person! It means that that person CARES about others and isn't obsessed with their own pain. That they learn from their own pain and realize that other ppl have pain too! That it's not a competition about who has it worse.
And they smile b/c it makes other ppl feel better. :)
That's what we want.
Kelly does not get it.
He's framed the argument to be "my supergirl is realistic nyahhhh" vs "your supergirl is a perfect unrelatable girl nobody would like."
I'm saddened if in Kelly's world, having a bad life means you can't be a good person. :(
The Monitor says that Kara passed.
She lost to Batgirl, and even broke down crying during that fight. :\ She only beat the first 2 assassins by using her hate. >.>;;
She was ABOUT TO KILL Superman until fake Kara showed up.
And... she didn't overcome her fears either. She just did what she ALWAYS does, which is HIT things.
I'm TIRED OF EVERY SUPERGIRL PLOT BEING HER FIGHTING SOME SUPER BEING WHILE BEING ANGSTY ABOUT IT.
She did it with Powergirl. She did it with the Titans. She did it with the Outsiders. She did it against Luthor and the Justice League. And she did it against herself and Superman and Wonder Woman. >:O
Then she did it against Powergirl (again), and against Ultraman. >.>;; And then another angsty fight with mysterious assassins and Batgirl and Powerboy!
She's had 18 issues and 12 angsty fights that were all basically the same! She loses, then she angsts, and then she wins.
I so cannot wait until Kelly is off this book for good. >:O
And.. yah.. Monitors. >.>;;;
Oh! Also.. there's another artist working with Ale Garza this issue and it rly shows. :( The art is inconsistant and in some parts just plain bad. >:| I feel bad for Ale b/c his art is great and the other art is clearly not his (it's barely similar to his style). :\
And.. yah.. Monitors. >.>;;;
Angelwings Rating: 1 Joe Kelly out of 5 Strawman Arguments
Recommendation: No. Just... no. >:|