Saturday, September 22, 2012
Who's Who: DCnU Supergirl
One of the things about DC's Zero Month that I have been underwhelmed with has been the Who's Who pages at the back of the issues. For one, since these are 'new characters', the histories are either vague or reprise the plots of the earliest issues. Also, the 'art' for these Who's Who pages are just the zero month covers plus a panel from the earlier issues. It would have been much cooler to have new pin-up art of the characters.
DC has been posting these pages on their blog. Here is the link to Supergirl's page: http://www.dccomics.com/characters/supergirl-in-comics
Each page also does add a blurb about the character's personalities and struggles to try to provide another hook to bring in new readers. Here is the Supergirl one.
Supergirl is a brash and headstrong teenager with powers that almost equal those of Superman, making her a force to be reckoned with. Her ideals certainly don’t match up with her cousin’s and she regards the clone Superboy as an abomination, making her adjustment to these new surroundings all the more difficult. In the end Supergirl is indeed a hero, although how she goes about it is clearly up to her.
Earlier it says that the world fears her and she has less control over her powers than Superman. But at least it ends on a high note. 'Supergirl is indeed a hero.' It is crazy that in this current market world you have to say that outright but there it is.
I also don't know if I am crazy about the tag line 'alien and proud of it'.