A tip of the hat to Supergirl writer Sterling Gates (!!) who on Twitter reminded me that September 22nd is Supergirl's birthday! I can't believe that slipped my mind! Gates also linked to this great web site The DC Universe Calendar ( here is the link: http://www.infiniteearths.org/dcu/dcucalendar.htm ) which commemorates all the important dates in the DCU. There must be have been some hard research to set that site up! Thanks to whoever did the leg work. The issue above had Superman helping Supergirl celebrate her anniversary on Earth ... the closest I could come to an appropriate picture on such short notice.
Anyways, so here I was ready to recognize Supergirl's birthday and write something about how much I love the character and how glad I am that she seems to becoming a big part of the DCU. While formulating that post, I went to Newsarama and read an article about the premiere of Superman/Batman:Apocalypse, the movie bringing Supergirl to the small screen. What better way to add to the birthday celebration than to read about her presence in an upvoming movie?
As always, the whole interview is a great read, with questions asked of many of the significant creators and voices in the movie. Here is that link: http://www.newsarama.com/film/superman-batman-apocalypse-premiere-100921.html
But this blurb based on a question asked of director Lauren Montgomery sort of bummed me out:
Montgomery discusses how Supergirl's name was taken out of the title of the story, which was called "The Supergirl From Krypton" in the comics. Montgomery said it happened after the Wonder Woman DVD-release animated film didn't meet sales expectations. "We had to fight to even put her on the cover, and then they put her skanky version on the cover. So 'those' boys would buy it."
Boy, that put a damper on things. How sad that DC Entertainment felt the very word Supergirl would detract from sales. And then to hear that they would only allow the 'corrupted Kara' on the cover to lure in a certain demographic is also disheartening.
I have heard rumors that the movie is very good, pretty faithful to the source material, and hopefully the portrayal of Supergirl in the movie lives up to my expectations.
I shouldn't let that quote sour the whole day right. If anything ... and I have said it many times ... this is a great time to be a Supergirl fan so today should be a day to recognize that.