Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow #8 brings us the finale of the series as the creative team of Tom King and Bilquis Evely bring their elegant space odyssey to an emotional close.
Entitled, ‘Ruthye, Supergirl, and Krem of the Yellow Hills’ we’re thrust back where the previous issue left us with Comet racing off to help Kara against The Brigands in space and Ruthye alone with a captive Krem on the planet surface below.
Bilquis Evely’s art on the regular cover depicts a disquieting scene of the calm after a storm. A battle weary Kara still fresh from the fight, looking forward, not with a sense of accomplishment, but with quiet contemplation. The unraveled rope, bloodstained sword, and what appears to be blood in the water gives us the impression that Ruthye followed through inacting her revenge. The stillness of the gorgeous, scenic alien landscape in contrast to the events that obviously just transpired helps to perfectly set the tone of the story inside.
The variant cover by Janaina Medeiros is an inspiring rendition of Supergirl. Seemingly affixed to the sky, Janaina’s pallet choice effortlessly makes Kara feel like she belongs nowhere else. The sheer elegance of this cover alone, makes it worthy to showcase as its own work of art.
Not sure what else can be said about Bilquis Evely and Matheus Lopes’s exceptional art on this issue, let alone the entire series, that hasn’t been said before. Each scene, each panel, each page is packed with such vibrant color and intricate detail that feels like no other book in comics. If nothing else, the art is worth giving this issue (and series) a read.
Writer Tom King sticks the landing with this issue and delivers a satisfying conclusion. His narrative style changes slightly to a more traditional feel as the final showdown between Ruthye and Krem takes center stage. King’s prose, along with Evely’s sequentials, does an excellent job drawing out the pace of their conflict in a way that keeps you wondering how it will all play out.
Eventually Supergirl is able to intervene and we finally get a definitive answer to Krypto’s situation, the revelation of Kara’s true motivation for accepting Ruthye’s quest, and the fate of Krem finalized. The epilogue reveals why the narrative style was ultimately chosen and puts a nice bow on the ending of this tale.
Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow #8 and the series as a whole was pure perfection. In this final issue questions are answered, fates are revealed, and journeys come to an end in the epic conclusion to this fantastic series.
Haven’t picked up Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow #8 yet? You can get the standard cover by Bilquis Evely and Matheus Lopes here (UK) or here (US). Or if you prefer the variant cover by Janaina Medeiros here.
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