Another San Diego Comic Con International is in the books and there was a ton of news that erupted from the event. From movie trailers to comic book announcements to merchandise, there was the usual torrent of publicity.
Now I have things to say about the Batman V Superman trailer but that isn't a topic for this site given the amount of Supergirl news which came out of this convention. The upcoming show certainly was a presence and the premiere was shown at the con.
The one piece of Supergirl news that did not come out of San Diego? News of a new comic book. There was no mention of a DCYou book. There was no mention of a digital book tied into the show. There was nothing. This seems to be an odd decision for DC. Interest in Supergirl is at an all time high. The old book sold solidly and consistently. Why not have something?
Anyways, on to the news.
The cast of the show did any number of interviews which can be found on the web if you go looking. But the official panel is available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miy8X-DUcjU
It was great to see everyone on the panel and excited about the show. Melissa Benoist is enchanting. Mehcad Brooks has serious abs.
But the big news was the name of some of the villains that will appear on the show!
Reactron, Livewire, and Maxwell Lord (played by Peter Facinelli) will all appear in the first season.
I am thrilled to hear that Reactron will be on the show as he is a pure Supergirl rogue and therefore belongs there.
Livewire has squared off against Supergirl in the animated shows and it would be great if she came from Winath (if she is one of the aliens on the show).
I hope Maxwell Lord is just a corporate villain, media whore style bastard and not a mind-controlling fool. I would love for him to be a foil to Cat Grant. I don't mind him being shady. But I'd love for him to be a human villain.
DC also revealed the WB logos to be featured on all their shows. They are specific to the shows they will be on and include a great Supergirl one with this shot of her from Supergirl #50, art by Cliff Chiang from a story by Helen Slater and Jake Black.
You can see them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiMqGCFm16Q
The show was an absolute presence. The marquee sign of Benoist as Supergirl was on display.
And as noted, she appeared on one of the DC Swag Bags for the show.
Outside the show, there was some other Supergirl stuff to showcase.
A set of figures based on Darwyn Cooke's variant covers from earlier this year is being done.
One of the figures is Supergirl, including Krypto and Streaky!!!
It is just absolutely beautiful and the inclusion of the Super-Pets is just gravy. I absolutely adore this figure and will definitely be grabbing it!
The Sideshow Collectibles premier figure was also revealed. You may recall that this statue is nearly 2 feet tall and costs about $400!
I don't know how I feel about this. I like the smile, the salute, and Streaky. That said, this is sort of a Michael Turner/Ian Churchill throwback with tiny top and mini-mini skirt.
If it was one foot and $150 I might buy it. But I think this is a bit too much skin for me to have in the collection given the size and price point.
Anyone thinking of grabbing this?
While I love the news about the show, I think my take away from the convention is that there is no comic announcement. Just odd.