Just a couple of brief news items worth mentioning here. Hope everyone in the states enjoys Labor Day weekend!
Over on Comic Book Resources, Michael May wrote a "Women of Action:Supergirl" column extolling the virtues of the current title. Here is the link: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/08/women-of-action-supergirl/
And here is one of the blurbs I particularly like:
I’m also impressed with how they’re leading into the zero-issue event
next month. While Supergirl’s character arc has mostly been about
finding her place in the universe, she also has some obvious questions
about how she got to Earth and why she has no memory of it. That quest
for answers has ramped up in the past couple of issues, and Issue 12
ends with the promise of her finally getting them. That’s quite a nice
lead-in to a zero issue that’s editorially mandated to provide an origin
story. Rather than taking a break from their ongoing plot, Green,
Johnson and Asrar are wrapping the event into it in what promises to be a
clean, organic way. It’s just the most recent bit of impressive
storytelling on a series that’s already pretty remarkable.
May does a great job pointing out the strengths of the book giving the title some publicity. He is a bit more accepting than me of the 'no English' aspect of the book as well as the current relationship between Kal and Kara. But I think his overall take on the book, of Supergirl's struggles here, is right on the money.
Over on Deviant Art, blog friend Valerie21601 has started a letter writing campaign to try, once again, to spur DC into green-lighting Supergirl Cosmic Adventures in the 9th Grade. Here is the link:
I think it speaks to the excellence of this mini-series that there is still buzz about the book 3 years later. Will DC listen to this rally?
Lastly, I can't get enough Mahmud Asrar art and he has been posting his most recent commissions on his blog Creative Differences. There have been too many fantastic ones to post here but this one caught my eye.
Yep, I can never get enough Streaky so to see Asrar's take on Supergirl and her super-cat was too great not to share. Here is the link to that specific page on Asrar's site: http://mahmudasrar.com/post/30251715368/supergirl-iii-wizard-world-chicago-2012-pre-show
With any luck, I will run into Asrar at a con and will be able to procure a commission.
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