Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Unpublished Cover For Supergirl By Amy Reeder
Everybody think back to June 2010 and the release of Superman #700. Included in that issue were preview pages for each of the Super-title including a Supergirl one by Sterling Gates that talked about his plans for BizarroGirl, the annual with the Legion, and the ToyMaster story arcs.
Gates' actually hinted about stories beyond those ones as well. Part of his plans for Kara included the return of Superwoman as well as Linda Lang enrolling in college. Alas, we never saw those stories. Gates was shown the door so Nick Spencer could take the reins ... for half an issue.
So imagine my surprise to see this, a draft of an Amy Reeder cover for a Supergirl issue that doesn't exist.
Here we see Supergirl in her Linda Lang identity in a dorm room at UM (University of Metropolis?) caught in mid-change by her roommate/friend.
We'll never know the specifics of the story or the breadth of Gates' plans. And that is a shame. Nothing against James Peaty's story (piecing together the scraps Spencer left behind), most people know how much I love parts of that story.
But I wish we could have read this story and more. This is a palpable reminder of what might have been.
This is beautiful stuff by Reeder. I can't wait to read Rocket Girl by her and Brandon Montclare!