By Derek Mainhart
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow 8 (DC Comics)
A greenhorn seeking help from a seasoned warrior.
A mission of vengeance and rescue.
A journey narrated through memoir, with language that’s beautifully ornate and of a simpler time.
A trail that leads our heroes through many a backwater town.
Hostile landscapes full of deprivation and suffering.
A band of low-down killers terrorizing the local popuation.
A hero astride her trusty steed.
In addition to being an invigorating re-definition of the character (one that I hope sticks), this masterpiece, by Tom King, Bilquis Evely and Matheus Lopes, is also one of the best damn western I’ve experienced in a long while.
The Searchers in space.
I’m at once at the edge of my seat for the climactic showdown, and terribly sad that the trail has reached its end.