The TV Guide Comic-Con Special came out earlier this week and included a bunch of goodies for those of us anxiously awaiting the Supergirl show.
First off, Melissa Benoist graces one of the four covers. Smashing through the 'screen' as she streakes towards us, she looks like everything Supergirl should.
I am still absolutely giddy that we are getting a live action Supergirl show! I don't know if I would ever have imagined it.
There is a brief two page article reviewing the show. We hear stuff we have heard before - the tone of the show, how Supergirl is going to be relatable, a brief synopsis of her comic origin, and what Benoist thinks of the character. There isn't too much new there for folks like me who have been following all along.
But there was something new tucked in there.
The Danvers are named Jeremiah and Eliza. Jeremiah and Eliza?? I was hoping for Fred and Sylvia (an homage to the PAD parents). I would settle for Fred and Edna (the original names for her adoptive parents in comics). Jeremiah and Eliza sound downright Smallvillian.
And both are scientists? Well this is a wrinkle I suppose is nice. Kara's adoptive mother being a scientist would be another strong female inspiration for her.
Then we get a brief four page comic written by pilot writer Andrew Kreisberg and show producers Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. Art is done by Xermanico. I haven't seen Xermanico before but the style looks very Igle-esque.
Again, it is a brief story but lays down some nice beats for the show to build on.
The DEO and Supergirl are called to take down a couple of aliens stomping through a city.
I do love this quiet confidence when Kara arrives saying 'This looks like a job for Supergirl', a classic line from the super-mythos.
And I wonder if that font is the new character font for the name Supergirl, replacing the more classic Superman-like font.
The alien isn't too much of a threat, eliminated with a two-fisted strike. I do like that top panel where Kara slams into this thing.
But then we get some snappy tete-a-tete between Kara and Alex. Seems Kara didn't pay attention to the alien's powers during mission prep. She is a young and new hero. But I hope this semi-lackadaisical attitude doesn't carry over too much.
With the battle over, Supergirl hears someone crying and finds a young girl alone in a nearby apartment and frightened.
You can see how freaked out the girl is by her body language, recoiling as Kara tries to console her.
This is just great. It shows that Supergirl is thinking of all aspects of her heroic duties, both bashing monsters and small personal moments like this.
The girl was left alone because her sister had errands to run.
Supergirl talks of sisterly love and its ups and downs. But the foundation is love. It is a nice look at the Alex/Kara dynamic and the relationship they have. It also makes me think the 'Luthor-ification' of Alex might not happen this first season. I can only hope.