COVERGIRL: Groovy. I like the concentric circles and Black Banshee’s crazy eyes. Supergirl looks she’s tiptoeing so as not to attract his attention, which seems a smart move, if not very superheroic. She kinda looks like the main character in a YA book. Super Harriet the Spy.
INSIDE STORY: Kara’s new Irish friend Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, tries to fight her destiny and resist domineering dad, the Black Banshee, a supernaturally mean SOB who wants his daughter by his side sucking souls dry.
Siobhan and Kara spend issue 9 battling bad-ass Double B and battling the more powerful, less controlled selves they become in his malevolent presence. Finally, in a desperate attempt to save Siobhan, Supergirl flies headfirst into Black Banshee’s glowing center.
RAMBLE: The Michaels Johnson and Green can surely write themselves a comic book. I am loving the Banshee Family Feud so much I can practically hear the tragic 13-verse Irish ballad in my head, but where’s it going to leave me when the last “Come home, Silver Banshee, to me” is sung?
Back with blah-di-blah Supergirl.
WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE?
Supergirl/Kara Zor-El: Recently arrived to earth from her home planet, Krypton. Older cousin of Superman on Krypton; younger cousin of Superman on earth
Black Banshee: Celtic dude. Bad dude.
Silver Banshee/Siobhan Smythe: Kara's new friend, introduced in issue 8. Daughter of Black Banshee.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
Supergirl’s home planet, Krypton, has been destroyed, along with most of its inhabitants. She and an unknown number of other Kryptonians are on earth. Feeling lost, Supergirl was happy to make the acquaintance of Siobhan, but now it turns out she's a bad guy named Silver Banshee.