I still can't get over the thematic similarities between these two Supergirl covers. And I think it is ironic that they fall within a number of each other despite being different volumes and nearly 10 years apart!
First we have the cover for Supergirl #49, coming out in January.
And here is the cover to Supergirl #48, released with a cover date of September 2000.
In both instances the composition is fantastic and not the usual fare for comics where characters are bigger than life. Supergirl is small and surrounded by a negative space. She is looking away from us, no hint of her face visible. It really gives that feeling of helplessness, of feeling small against a threat she is powerless against.
They look like they could be released one right after the other.
In Supergirl #48, Linda is mourning the death of Dick Malverne, her boyfriend who she had just saved from demonic possession only to have him die from cancer. And battles with Carnivean had kept her away from his side during his last days. Linda felt completely defeated. I thought this cover (really the whole issue) was one of the best and most engaging of that Supergirl series.
So I loved seeing it's thematic doppelganger by Josh Middleton. Who knows what happens in Supergirl #49? Lana's death?