DCComics.com just relaunched and like any new version of a website, I feel a bit lost. There is a lot of information on the site with scrolling tweet bars, rotating banners, and flashing advertisements. It appears very busy, at least on first blush. I am sure with time I will get used to this. This is the Beta version of the site as well, so hopefully some things will get cleaned up.
There is a character specific section where you can open up a sort of 'Who's Who' page for some of DC's biggest characters. Here is the Supergirl page: http://www.dccomics.com/characters/supergirl
It is a short review of her origins but it plays up the difference between Supergirl and Superman by playing up the 'no affection for humanity' angle.
Here are some quotes:
But what would have happened if he wasn’t raised by the decent, humble souls that gave him his morals? What if he arrived on Earth a teenager—with all the attitude and rebellion that comes with the territory?
It subtly implies that Supergirl doesn't have a sense of morals. Or that Zor-El and Alure weren't 'decent souls'. Yes, teenagers have some sense of attitude and rebellion as they grow. It doesn't mean they are immoral or out of control.
And this quote:
Still learning to control her awesome powers and lacking her cousin’s self-restraint, she may even be more dangerous than the Man of Steel.
So Superman is dangerous? And Supergirl is more dangerous? She is lacking self-restraint?
But we have already seen this new Kara have some restraint and morals, stopping her tiff with Superman when innocents became threatened. And we have seen her confront Reign to save the people of NYC.
Anyways, you know what isn't on that Supergirl page? Anything about how she is a good soul, a hero (even if a reluctant one), a nice person, a smart person, a loving person. Much like with the pre-DCnU publicity, it seems DC wants to focus on Supergirl being an angry and isolated young woman.
Luckily, the comic really hasn't played out that way. Thanks to the creative team of Green and Johnson and Asrar for that.
As for the site as a whole, as I said, I am still finding my way around. For me, the area of the site that needs the most work (or the most homework by me) is, ironically, the comics page. The new page opens up to 3 highlighted comics, a bar of buttons to hone down to character specific comics, and then thumbnails of comics on sale.
The old site's set up was simple to navigate. The opening page was a list of the current comics on sale. The menu bar was broken down into the upcoming month's with subsections of the comics on sale each week. It was easy for me to see which comics were going to be on sale that week. Now, that breakdown via month and week isn't as upfront. There is an 'On sale date' button that opens up a month calendar but doesn't seem programmed to open up to specific week's yet. And I like to look months in the future to see what is going to be on sale then. This way I can add titles to my pull list at my LCS in advance. I can't do that now.
And yet, other people have commented they think this page's set up is an upgrade from the old. So maybe I'm the problem. Wouldn't be the first time.