Since the New 52 has been introduced September has been DC's gimmick month - zero month, Villain's month, and now Future's End month, complete with 3-D lenticular covers!
Last September, Supergirl didn't even merit an issue. Cyborg Superman, the 'Supergirl' villain, was part of the Superman title's issues.
Well, this September's issues include a Supergirl issue!
You might recall the Supergirl solicit:
SUPERGIRL: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Ema Lupacchino
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
At last, Supergirl reconciles with her father, Cyborg Superman – in the most horrific way possible!
Well now we get to see the cover. And boy it is a beauty by Giuseppe Camuncoli. There's a sort of Art Thibert feel to it. And Supergirl looks fierce. In Metropolis no less.
I know I shouldn't assume anything from a comic cover but Supergirl in Metropolis albeit 5 years later. Maybe she really has patched things up with Kal.
But what about the 'other' cover?
The solicit discusses the return of the Cyborg Superman.
The horrific way she reconciles with Zor-El is to become Cyborg Supergirl?
Well, I hope that isn't the story and would be something of a step backwards to whatever progress Supergirl would have made.
That said, who the heck knows what life is 5 years later in the DCU.
At least she gets her own issue and special cover.
And that first cover is great.