Power Girl

Power Girl

Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton & Dick Giordano and Mary Wilshire Cover by Adam Hughes Discover the origins of one of the DCU's most powerful heroines in this new collection featuring Power Girl stories from SHOWCASE #97-99, SECRET ORIGINS #11 and the sold-out JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4! Is Power G Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton & Dick...

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Power Girl Reviews

  • taeli
    Feb 21, 2016

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

  • [Name Redacted]
    Jan 02, 2013

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

  • Lee
    Aug 22, 2011

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

  • Mark
    Jun 10, 2013

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

  • Travis
    Dec 09, 2009

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

  • Alex
    Sep 27, 2010

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

  • Brian
    Jul 28, 2010

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

  • Aspi
    Oct 07, 2011

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

  • Jacob
    Dec 20, 2010

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

  • Todd
    Sep 19, 2015

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

  • Ryan
    Jan 22, 2013

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Fugo Feedback
    Apr 09, 2011

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

  • Stephanie Krause
    Dec 19, 2014

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

  • Ben
    Sep 25, 2011

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

  • Andrew
    Apr 06, 2010

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

  • Alex Kirk
    Sep 15, 2010

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Brandon Hughes
    Aug 05, 2011

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

  • Alex Sarll
    Jul 24, 2012

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

  • Shekhar
    Jun 25, 2015

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sean
    Feb 25, 2013

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

  • Amanda
    Jul 12, 2015

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

  • James
    Jul 14, 2012

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

  • Aeonix
    Mar 12, 2012

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Andrew Uys
    Aug 11, 2013

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

  • Ola
    Nov 21, 2012

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

  • Lisa
    Jul 20, 2012

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

  • Wing Kee
    May 31, 2016

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

  • janie love
    May 19, 2014

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

  • Zachary Whittaker
    Jan 09, 2017

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...

    ...

  • Cloak88
    Jan 04, 2016

    1970s-1980s Power Girl is goofy, but tough and cool and fun. 1980s-2000s Power Girl is a jumbled, nonsensical mess. 2000s Power Girl is pure, unadulterated awesome. To whit: "I've got a rep for being stubborn, headstrong and brash. I'm called a lot of things behind my back by o...

    When it comes to comic books, its fairly safe to say that fandom is driven more by the love of the individual characters than the skill of authors and artists. Of course, the creators are rarely disregarded, but the greatest hullabaloo is caused when a beloved character is mistreated, ...

    Just who the hell is Power Girl? I love DC comics, specifically the Bat-verse, but I'm not too aware of the events or peripheral characters of the greater DC Universe. I think I initially dismissed Power Girl out of hand as another huge-breasted female super-hero cynically created to a...

    Let's all be honest just as Karen says her eyes are not the first thing we see, and for comic book readers the first time Power Girl catches our eyes it's quite obvious it's two reasons. However, she is more than skin deep. World: I love Conner/Palmiotti art, it's full of charm, cha...

    As DC Comics tried (once again) to make Power Girl am "A-list" hero (or at least "B-list") again in 2005-2006, they recognized that the character had been given SEVERAL origin stories as retcons, etc had altered her Earth-2 heritage. Bring in Geoff Johns, who was already wowing fans &a...

    I decided to check this trade out to learn more about Power Girl and where she comes from. After reading it I can say that I'm more confused now than ever before. While the book contained different origin stories from the seventies, eighties, and the modern version all I got out of was...

    It's no joke that Power Girl is one of the most confusing superhero stories out there. This novel was cool in that it had some of the older comics that attempted to explain her origins (1970's and 80's). The new update just made things more confusing. The overall story was good, a self...

    Any book drawn by Amanda Conner makes it a must read. From what I remember this series was drawn well from beginning to end, but the story wasn't anything to write home about. IIRC it started out fine, but I suppose the writer was commited to too many other titles to properly give this...

    Showcase #97-99 (1978) Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 (1987) JSA 32, 39 (2002) JSA Classified 1-4 (2005) 1978-2005 First origin story = Showcase 97 Post-COIE origin story = Secret Origins Vol 2 #11 Lead-in to Infinite Crisis = JSA stories Read Showcase 97-99 before COIE Read Secr...

    What's the true story behind Power Girl? Well, it's changed over time, and this book explores those different histories. Some are silly, some are fun, and once you get to the story with the Amanda Conner art, it's amazing. ...

    Pee Gee's unique history and variable origin stories set her apart from every other character in comics. She explicitly was born in a world that doesn't exist, never existed, and by all accounts SHE shouldn't exist. She's the "Hero without a Home" taken to the extreme. ...

    Not perfect, but pretty close attempt to take the 'babe of steel's' convoluted history and push it into a shape that at least makes sense. Johns has a nice handle on PG's personality, despite the rather dumb attempt to explain PG's costume as other than 'hot' Great art too. ...

    I read a couple of other Power Girl books and really enjoyed the heck out of them. Really looked forward to reading some of the history, but sheesh! The only kinda awesome thing was seeing the different manifestations throughout the years. ...

    Made me LOL and entertained me like crazy ...

    Awesome overview of a fun character's ever-changing origins, offering a glimpse at how she's evolved over the decades (though her chest has remained just as large). ...

    Huh. I liked a Geoff Johns story. It was heavily based on DC continuity and I liked it. Perhaps all Johns collections should come with Editor blurbs between issues. ...

    meh, nothing awe inspiring, especially considering the author. ...

    While the Johns/Conner piece is very good, the reprint issues from the 70's are almost an endurance test. It really goes to show how far the medium has come though. ...

    Oh, this is bad...except for the old 1975 Levitz story. That story is just old. In my book she is the cousin of Earth-2's Superman... ...

    ppppppppppppppp ...

    Thanks to my friend Dustin at work, I finally get an introduction to the enigmatic Power Girl. I have a stack of 5 TPBs, so I am ready to get to know her. ;-) ...

    I love the explanation of Power Girl's outfit as being the reason she doesn't need to wear a mask. Half light-hearted cheesecake superheroics, half continuity wank. ...

    read 2/18/16 ...

    Tomo que leí antes de tomarle idea a Johns. Me pareció bastante entretenido pero algo me dice que no va a aguantar muy bien una segunda lectura. Pero si algún día lo agarro, seguro lo rerreseñe. ...

    Laugh-out-loud fun, well drawn in crisp lines and bright colors. Power Girl at her best. ...