The first thing you should know is that Supergirl #21 starts with Supergirl riding a motorcycle in space. Why? I don’t know. I can’t remember what happens in Supergirl #20, but I just don’t feel like “stealing space motorcycle” was how it ended. Oh, yeah, I forgot mention it’s apparently a stolen space motorcycle. Also, why would she need it? She is Supergirl. She flies. Why isn’t she flying through space? I don’t know. I just don’t know, but that isn’t important now.
Here’s the deal, Supergirl is riding that stolen space motorbike straight to a planet in distress, superheroine style. It’s being attacked by some nefarious looking beast, but we’re already told that it’s a fabricated event. Turns out, Supergirl saves this planet that is made of cosmic Silly Putty (or something), which they can form into anything they want. What do they want to do with it? Reform it into Krypton, of course! BAM. Supergirl is in, mostly…
Good news is that Cyborg Superman is apparently the mastermind behind this whole thing, and he appears to convince her why reforming Kryptom out of cosmic Silly Putty is a good idea. So, is this “Hank Henshaw, Cyborg Superman?” I don’t know, because, you know, it’s the New 52, and everything that has happened in the past may or may not have actually happened anymore. Also, why is Cyborg Superman half metal and half skin? And why is he wearing Superman’s clothing? I certainly hope they explain this, but if the “stolen space motorcycle” is any indication of their attention to detail, I’m assuming they are just hoping I go with it.
So, bottom line, why should you buy Supergirl #22 this week? Well, because they are playing hard and fast with continuity and the details, and anything could be happening. The cover makes it look like they are turning her into a cyborg. NEATO! Why am I buying Supergirl #22 this week, well, because I’ve read 21 issues of it, and I’m still here (I also really love the artwork).