Here, though, we get a glimpse of Supergirl as she should be, a powerful young adult not too proud to ask for help, a hero who extends the hand of friendship before clenching it into a fist. Unfortunately, the newcomer she bids to befriend is Lobo, fast and furious space mercenary, who turns up outside underground research facility The Block, where Supergirl has asked super-boffin Dr Shay Veritas to give her the once over. Lobo wants a steer from Veritas towards an imposter Lobo, having been told by a contact that she keeps tabs on aliens. Supergirl is willing to listen to his story, knowing that like her, he's the last survivor of a civilisation. Lobo though, doesn't want to talk, and tries to go through Kara. Big mistake.
I'm not delighted that Kara still has ill-feeling towards Superman, telling Veritas that he's 'a sanctimonious jerk' - yeah, he has indeed been generally useless so far as supporting her is concerned, but the ending of the H'el story, with the loss of Kon-El, showed a spark of warmth between the pair.
As for Kara herself, she looks wonderful - determined, smart, open ... this is a Supergirl who has more sides to her than anger. Even that looming moment above, while not to my taste, looks amazing. And extra points to Cinar for making the horrible crotch shield larger than previously - perhaps he could expand the area issue by issue until we get actual shorts.
So, a promising new beginning for Kara. There's a diversion coming, but Bedard and Cinar really may be the people to put Kara on the road to greatness.