As with the rest of the 0 issues this month, Supergirl 0 is a retelling of Kara’s origin story. It’s the story of how she was sent to Earth before the death of Krypton. It’s almost too similar to Superman’s origin story, which is what holds this issue back the most.
This comic is well written yet it’s too familiar, even to someone who hasn’t read many DC comics before the New 52. There are no real surprises either. There’s not much else to say about the story. If you want to read Supergirl’s origin story and are OK with it only being slightly different from Superman’s origin, you might like this. If you don’t want to read the same thing again, ignore this issue.
The art is fairly good. While it’s light on the fine details, and Supergirl’s mother almost looks like a zombie in one panel, it’s never a bad looking book. Argo City looks straight out of a sci-fi movie, as do most characters’ outfits. Facial expressions are generally handled well.
There’s really nothing else to say about this one. It’s good if you can look past how similar it is to Superman’s origin. If you’re not sure, read it before you buy it. It’s a shame, because this series is usually better than this.