Monday, June 5, 2017

Supergirl Middle Grade Novel

I want to send a hat tip off to Twitter's @weezil88 For sending me this news story last week. It seems that the CW continuity Supergirl will be headed to the book shelves this fall. Here is a link to Entertainment Weekly's coverage:

First off, the book sports a pretty amazing cover by Cesar Moreno. Supergirl is bursting off the cover! And I love the implied S-shield in the background.

Here is the pertinent blurbs from the article (which I always recommend you read in full): The Flash and Supergirl will be saving the world some more this fall — only this time it will be in book form.

Both DC heroes will be the stars of their own individual middle-grade novels, EW can announce exclusively.

Supergirl: Age of Atlantis  will be written by Jo Whittemore and will see Kara Danvers deal with various weird goings-on all over National City. Not only have average citizens suddenly start performing feats, but the Department of Extranormal Operations (the DEO) has captured a humanoid sea creature, and Kara will have to figure out what drew him to National City, and what his connection to this surge of super-citizens may be.

Of course, old school Supergirl fans when reading 'a humanoid sea creature' were probably all screaming 'Jerro' at the top of their lungs! What a perfect way to tie in comic history into this new continuity. We already saw Sterling Gates do it seamlessly in Adventures of Supergirl. 

I don't know Jo Whittemore but certainly the plot seems fun and interesting. 

“We’re big fans of The Flash and Supergirl  TV shows at ABRAMS,” Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher ABRAMS children’s books, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with Warner Bros., the shows’ production teams, and super-fan authors Barry Lyga and Jo Whittemore to introduce two epic new series featuring original adventures not seen on TV for the DC Super Heroes. These new stories expand upon the hit television shows in exciting new ways, and we can’t wait for fans and new readers to experience them!”
And glad the publisher at least came out and said they and the authors are fans. You want someone who likes the characters to be writing their stories.

Will I read this? Hmm ...


Martin Gray said...

Ha, could you possibly resist? I can't wait to learn how Kara wets her whistle with Jerro in Atlantis.

Anonymous said...

Excellent news.

The novel sounds like it'll add Atlantis and the Aquaman mythos to the Arrowverse, which is awesome. I hope we see Jerro. I hope Jo Whittemore is acquainted with the Supergirl mythos.

And apparently it's a three-book series, which is even better.

So... Supergirl stars in a tv-show, cartoons, games, she's getting a book series... now get the comics selling better -a critically acclaimed run would be nice-, make Supergirl matter in the DC universe and make a new -and successful movie-, and maybe we'll finally see the Ghost of Crisis on Infinite Earths fade forever.