It's an old saying that means seeing the big picture within the details.
And when it comes to Supergirl, I think I need to take a step back and see the big picture. Her comic is over 5 years old. The stories in her comic have been of high quality since Sterling Gates took over. James Peaty's issues have been slick and portray Supergirl in the right way. Fresh talent is coming to the book in a couple of months when Kelly Sue DeConnick assumes the job of writer. Art-wise we have been treated to Jamal Igle and Bernard Chang's great work. And ChrisCross is going to join DeConnick in June.
That is a good 'big picture'.
All of this is my way of apologizing for being such a glum Gus on this site for the last couple of months, looking at sales figures with a mix of concern and disdain, looking at new and strong creative teams coming on board as a sign of instability rather than thinking that such great creators have Supergirl stories to tell.
I mean I was so caught up in my pessimism that I didn't even welcome DeConnick and Cross to the book when I posted about it. That's not right.
And so I won't be holding any more funerals like the one on this great Neal Adams cover from Adventure Comics #383. Instead I will look for the bright side, see the forest, and be optimistic!
And ... again ... welcome aboard Kelly Sue DeConnick and ChrisCross! Can't wait to see what you have in store for Kara.