Just yesterday I said I wasn't feeling uneasy about the future of Supergirl. What a difference a day makes. All this Flashpoint stuff, these rumors of reboots and rnumbering, without information about what comes after, it's disconcerting.
So what sort of Supergirl is going to come out of Flashpoint? Supergirl fans are usually a twitchy bunch. We worry. We want the character to be treated right ... and frankly since Supergirl #34 I think she has been treated right. It's a rare Golden Age for Supergirl. So the current uncertainty isn't sitting well with me. We don't know who the next creative team will be, so we can't even use that to help figure out the tenor of the book. And that, of course, is assuming there is going to be a Supergirl book.
All I want is Supergirl to continue on its current path, to keep the character moving in the direction that Sterling Gates put her on and James Peaty kept her on.
But I keep imagining Supergirl solicits for September. Frightening solicits. A dramatic change in the book. These are what I am worried about ... and sadly, they all seem possible. From the pessimistic corners of my imagination ...
The DC Universe was almost an ugly place thanks to the machinations of Professor Zoom in Flashpoint. Supergirl isn't about to let anything like that happen again. The Girl of Steel decides to take the fight to the villains, breaking their spirits ... and bodies ... before they can strike. Can Superman talk his cousin out of her mission of Kryptonian justice? Not likely. Don't miss any of the blood-soaked mayhem! Guest starring Deathstroke, the Terminator.
Spinning out of Flashpoint! What would you do if you had the power of a god and a family tradition of doing what's right? If you're Supergirl, you simply want to be left alone to live a peaceful existence. But trouble seems to have a habit of finding her, forcing her to act. Follow the adventures of a reluctant hero who wants to find herself and leave the super-heroics to others. Guest starring Raven of the Teen Titans.
Girls just want to have fun. And Supergirl wants to have super-fun. Follow the adventures of the new girl in the big city as she tries to balance good times, a busy social life, and a family tradition of heroism. But when Metallo shows up to break up a rock concert, Supergirl has to dole out some chin music to the Kryptonite powered villain. Guest starring Starfire and Power Girl.
Supergirl #1 Flashpoint changed the DCU forever! In the new timeline, meet Kara Zor-El, a young girl destined to one day be the hero Supergirl. But she needs training before she can don the S-shield in the open. What better place to hide in plain sight than at Midvale Academy, a prep school just outside of Gotham. With nighttime training from Batman and weekend lessons from Superman, can Supergirl be a hidden hero, please her 'fathers', and survive High School?
I don't want to read any of those books. I don't want a bad grrl Supergirl, or a slacker Supergirl, or a cheesecake Supergirl, or a Silver Age reboot Supergirl. I want this hero on this hero's journey.
I guess I just have to play the waiting game until DC releases some info.