I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Supergirl 'Who is Superwoman?' trade paperback which has been solicited for a November 11 release. Let's face it, this was the first big storyline from the Gates/Igle team and the trade includes Supergirl #34, their first issue on the title.
So I figured I would go to DC Comics and take a look at the actual solicit to see if the cover was complete. Here is the link: http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=13254
The cover is basically the cover of Supergirl #38, one of the best Josh Middleton covers with a spectral image of Superwoman looming of Kara.
Ahh ... but then I looked at the small print ...
That's right! There will be an introduction to the collection by movie Supergirl, Helen Slater!!
As a Supergirl fan, this is almost too fantastic. I think it is great that Slater has seemed to embrace her role as Supergirl and become more invested in the character. But who would ever think that she would write the foreword to a Supergirl trade??
It is 'bonus material' like this that makes me enjoy buying trades as well as floppies. I can't wait to hear what she has to say.
In prior interviews, Sterling Gates talked about how big an influence the Supergirl movie had on him, something you can see in the book with homages like the alphahedron. So he must be tickled pink to have Slater writing for his book.