And here's where the problem for me begins. I've been a lifelong fan of Supergirl. I've been with her through thick and thin, so even a Peter David written Supergirl wasn't going to keep me away. I'm just not a big fan of David's "look at how fucking clever I am" writing style. It's grating. It's annoying. He's not a terrible plotter, but his scripting, to me, is awful.
The first volume of this series was actually kind of refreshing to me considering the writer. Peter David was given Supergirl and like every writer who has come along since Crisis on Infinite Earths, he set up the series to try to bring Supergirl back to her pre-Crisis status quo, or at least as close to it as allowable. He took the then current Supergirl (aka Matrix) and melded her with earth girl Linda Danvers. Suddenly, for the first time since Crisis, we have Linda Danvers aka Supergirl. The first volume wasn't bad.
Now we come to volume two, where Peter David really starts to drive home the religious through lines. Linda's mother is all God-Squad. There's a boy running around who looks like the 7th Doctor but who is God. Linda becomes an Earth Angel. This is where he really starts to lose me. I don't think this angle works. I find myself rolling my eyes more and more with each page I read.
But it's Supergirl and I love Supergirl.
Supergirl Book 2
Writer: Peter David, Darren Vincenzo, Tom Peyer, Chuck Dixon
Artist: Leonard Kirk, Greg Land, Anthony Castrillo, Cam Smith, Prentis Rollins, Chuck Drost, Doug Hazlewood, Jordi Ensign