I have enjoyed much of Jeff Lemire's work at DC and was very excited to hear about him doing Justice League United with a roster of many of my favorite DC characters. I am still reeling from Lemire's 'bull-headed loner' Supergirl comment but holding out hope.
But the above cover is the one that was first solicited for the book. There's Kara front and center, in the classic S-shield costume. It was this cover that made me think the Red Daughter story arc was going to be limited.
In the article, we see the newly solicited cover.
Suddenly Equinox is front and center in Kara's spot. She even is striking the same pose that Supergirl did in the original.
I suppose it makes sense to showcase Equinox. She is the new character and a nice example of diversity.
Unfortunately the side effect is that Supergirl is pushed so far into the background she seems like an afterthought. A chimp has more prominent cover space.
I wonder if that is a sort of way to show she is going to be part of the team but not in the first story arc. Like she is part of the team but in the distance, in the future. At least she is still in the S-shield.
But jeez ... Supergirl is a teeny tiny element here.
There is no explanation for this image in the article but my guess is it is a variant cover or maybe a future cover. There is Supergirl in the red panel ... hinting at her current Red Lantern life? The colors might be random ... why would J'Onn be yellow and Stargirl green?
Still, I wish Supergirl could have had a more prominent space on the cover.