The DC Comics Preview book came out this week, finally giving us some information about the upcoming Rebirth books and answering a few questions.
I have said it before. I'll say it again. I am more optimistic about #Rebirth than I ever was about the New 52. This seems a more thought out, more controlled, and more imaginative take on the DCU than the 52 ever was. Hearing about the books and teams and ideas as well as flipping through this book, it just feels like this is more thought out. The New 52, while diverse in books (monsters, westerns, anthologies, etc.), the tone seemed monochromatic. Things were dark.
These books seem more nuanced, more varied, and some joy.
And what about Supergirl? Well, Steve Orlando has said all the right things. So how is DC marketing it?
Well, first off, things seem pretty aligned with the television show. The DEO. Living in National City. Calling herself Kara Danvers. All of that folds into the show's premise seamlessly. Still, this is a younger Kara. She is a teenager, not a young woman. And while it is implied she is still trying to adjust to Earth, at least she has embraced the planet as home. When we last saw her in the old book, she was bleeding from a cut on her finger so at least we will have some resolution given that the mention her as being 'depowered wandering soul'.
But that last line is the clincher for me. Kara wants to continue to legacy of her cousin. So she likes and respects and wants to emulate Kal. And she wants to make Earth a better place. That is much better than hating the world like she did when written by Lobdell and others.
I would have preferred Linda Danvers. But otherwise I can't complain about this. Sounds great.
So what do you all think?