Big props to blog friend Mart Gray and who ever asked the original question for getting some news about Supergirl out of Dan Didio. Over on Facebook, Didio was asked about Supergirl being canceled.
The answer is intriguing. There are 'plans' for the character in June. And then later this year.
I am beginning to see how all of our thoughts could come to fruition and keep that statement valid.
My thoughts all along were that Supergirl would 'disappear' from DC books only to resurface as a soft reboot to coincide with the television show. I hope this isn't a brand new Supergirl but a new direction for the current Kara, a reboot a la the current Burnside Batgirl.
There being a plan in June and then later in the year sounds like just such a break.
Kudos to the anonymous poster here who had the brilliant thought that Kara heading to the future with the Legion and aging a bit there would be the wrinkle to put Supergirl into the young 20-something of the show. Now my guess can be maybe made a bit more specific.
In the first post-Convergence issue of JLU, under the direction of whomever the new creative team is, Supergirl heads to the future with the Legion there. When the new book happens, she comes back, older and ready to be a working woman.
We saw Kara head to the future in other works, like Kingdom Come for example.
Heck, you could have Conner join her in the future of the current DCU too. And you know that DC loves to have things coincide with Kingdom Come!
But I don't think an older 20-something Supergirl feels right in regards to the history of the character. She should be a young hero at the beginning of her journey. Do fans really want a 5 year gap where we don't know what happened? Don't we want to read those stories?
Anyways ... This is what I expect.
Kara effectively leaves the DCU in June.
The 6 issue mini-series like Harley/Power Girl end in December.
And then a new Supergirl book is announced for January.