I occasionally am reminded about the strange karma of the universe, the odd coincidences that occur now and then that make me wonder if there is someone weaving an enigmatic universal tapestry. The day after I read Superman #16, another issue in the H'El on Earth story arc in which Supergirl is treated like a patsy, DCE releases the first trailer for Superman Unbound, the upcoming movie based on Geoff John's and gary Frank's Brainac.
This movie looks great. And Supergirl is prominently featured throughout this preview. If only she got name dropped somehow!
Here Supergirl starts to tell Superman about Brainiac's attack on Kandor, what he represents to Kryptonian children ( a sort of Boogeyman), and just how terrifying and helpless everyone was.
There is a lot of emotion in the telling but her posture adds volumes. I really love the art style here. Supergirl looks great. And I love that the cousins sport different shades of blue, giving Supergirl a unique take on the classic S-shield blue and reds.
The animation and the art is really solid. We get to see snippets of Brainiac's attack and bottling of Kandor. We even see a young Kara in the crowd.
But that just looks slick.
I thought this was a nice look at the two cousins again as they circle a Brainiac drone. Again, Supergirl looks fantastic here as does Kal.
And there looks to be plenty of action. We see action on Brainiac's satellite. And we see a brawl with Brainiac's drones on Earth. There is a nice sequence where Superman blast a dogpile of robots off himself.
And some nice Kara-tharsis as Supergirl gets up close and personal with one of the drones.
And Brainiac himself looks buff and imposing. John Noble is down right creepy voicing him.
Alas, despite being in most of the preview, rolling up her sleeves and fighting, and telling Superman the backstory, Supergirl isn't mentioned in the preview. Indeed, one of the title slides says 'One Superman to save them' ... plus one Supergirl I suppose.
But that is picking nits at this thing. This preview put a smile on this Supergirl fan's face at a time when I really needed it. I can't wait for this movie. We'll finally see a Supergirl fighting alongside Superman to defend the planet ... not fighting Superman and endangering the planet.