Over at the DC Superhero Girls website, the second season of shorts has started. And the first episode is all about Supergirl.
I don't find that surprising as Supergirl was introduced to the DCSHG universe in the cartoon special on Boomerang. Since everyone hasn't seen that, this short gives a nice little intro to the character of Kara in this universe.
This is a young Supergirl learning how to control her powers while adapting to Earth. This whole show and universe is completely endearing. But, no surprise, I like when Supergirl gets a bit of the spotlight.
The episodes starts with Supergirl being named Hero of the Month.
I love that Supergirl is a drawing when the announcement happens. And I am doubly happy that she is drawing a horse.
Supergirl being arty and crafty is a sort of thread in her history.
And she always has had a love of horses.
We get to hear some of the other students talking about Supergirl and what they like about her.
Poison Ivy talks about how Supergirl gaining power from the sun is plant-like.
Harley Quinn talks about Supergirl knowing how to make an entrance as we see her clumsily land.
And Batgirl says Supergirl always comes through to save the day.
When we hear that, we see a clip from the Boomerang special with Supergirl wrapping Granny Goodness up in a flagpole.
This is something of an info dump. We learn the source of her powers, her awkwardness, and her heroic ideals. And we see her powers in action.
There are a couple of fun scenes as well.
Here Supergirl is absolutely giddy that she successfully used her heat vision to roast her friends' marshmallows. She laughs and claps at her own efforts.
And then we see her unsteadily land on the school's roof only to recover and sport an iconic pose.
But how could I not show this which lets us see that Supergirl wears bike shorts under her skirt. This is now a 'tried and true', 'dyed in the wool', essential part of Supergirl's costume. We have seen it in comics, on the show, and now on the cartoon.
An oft-repeated thanks to Jamal Igle and Sterling Gates for adding them to Supergirl's costume.
This Supergirl is fun and sweet and optimistic and just at the beginning of the hero's journey. I like her.