Supergirl #40 was the ending of the Crucible story arc and the title as Supergirl was one of the books that DC decided to cancel as they enter the next phase of their universe.
This was the first arc for the creative team of K. Perkins, Mike Johnson, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Hi-Fi. It gave us a great Kara - smart, caring, heroic, headstrong. She was a leader, and maybe in love, and inspirational.
It was as if finally ... FINALLY ... Supergirl was back. It was as if the work by Tony Bedard laid the foundation and Perkins and Johnson built something excellent on top of it. This whole thing read exactly like a Supergirl should. And it was just beautiful. The art team just crushed it.
And here's what's crazy.
It sold well!
The last issue sold 26528. That is a very healthy number for a comic these days. And the book seemed to be gaining momentum, gaining readers. I won't even point out the books selling much less than Supergirl that DC is letting continue post-Convergence.
So, of course, DC would pull the plug.
I can only wonder just what DC is thinking.
And I can only thank Perkins, Johnson, Lupachino, McCarthy, and Hi-Fi for giving me such a great Supergirl to read. I am sorry I won't be able to read more.