Sunday, July 27, 2008

Johns and Gates: Saying more of the right things about Kara


There is a nice interview of Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates on CBR.


There is nothing really new here but some of the specifics they mention about Supergirl are just feeding the frenzy for when the new creative team takes over and when Supergirl becomes enmeshed with the super titles.

While the interview is watching in its entirety, here are a few of the high points:

1) The team feels they are picking up from Jeph Loeb's initial take on Supergirl ... that of a teenage super-hero is still new at the business and has a steep learning curve.

2) That she will have a different take from Superman because she was raised on Krypton and not in Kansas by Ma and Pa.

3) The team understands that Supergirl has been 'lost' in her own title and they have a vision.

4) That vision includes a supporting cast (Johns even throws the Captain Boomerang stint as a cast member in Supergirl under the bus a bit). It also means a rogues gallery.

5) Lastly, Johns, Gates, and James Robinson meet every other week to make sure they are all on the same page and brainstorm. With Johns and Robinson there, I am not so nervous about a newcomer like Gates taking the reins of Supergirl. Johns even says they have plotlines extending as far as December 2010!

I know that we have heard a lot of this stuff since Gates was first announced as writer. Still, as I have said before, if DC is excited and invested in Supergirl, I am happy.

4 comments:

Heath Edwards said...

true. i watched this the other day, too, and it is exciting...

Anj said...

true. i watched this the other day, too, and it is exciting...

I know ...

October can't come fast enough and I like the Puckett run.

nicola said...

he's saying as much good as bad for me. I think boomerang was one of the best things about the issues he was in and should be kept. He also says superman and supergirls relationship will change. To me that screams that he will become a father figure. A thought I hate. Also the idea of supergirl being brought into the superman fold so tightly that her supporting cast are no longer unique (they are superman characters) makes me feel that she will be segregated from the rest of the DCU. This will probably mean I will find more enjoyment in Robinson's Justice League title that she will appear in.

Anj said...

Thanks so much for the comments on the blog.

I think boomerang was one of the best things about the issues he was in and should be kept.

I have to say it made me feel uneasy to see a guy in his 20's bringing a 16yr old girl to bars and crashing at her apartment.

Also the idea of supergirl being brought into the superman fold so tightly that her supporting cast are no longer unique (they are superman characters) makes me feel that she will be segregated from the rest of the DCU.

Right now I don't think she has a supporting cast, so I will take this one for now. In the Peter David run there was som cross-over with Ma and Pa Kent and Liz perske from the Superman titles there occasionally.

This will probably mean I will find more enjoyment in Robinson's Justice League title that she will appear in.

I am also excited about this title. Alas, no release date given yet!