Monday, March 21, 2016

Adventures Of Supergirl Heading To Print!

When Adventures of Supergirl was announced, I was puzzled that it wasn't going to be solicited in print form. After all, Smallville, Flash Season One, Bombshells, and all other 'digital first' books get issues on the rack as well as the eventual trade collection.

But Adventures of Supergirl was going to be digital only until the trade. It was so odd that it made me, a 'digital never' reader, set up a Comixology account and get the book electronically.

Well, probably because sales have been brisk, DC has reversed course. They announced last week that the book will be released in print form. Here is a link:

And a blurb:
Due to popular demand, DC Entertainment will now be offering The Adventures of Supergirl as a limited-run six-issue periodical, prior to the collected edition release this fall. The Adventures of Supergirl will now ship twice monthly for three months, beginning with The Adventures of Supergirl #1 (collecting Digital First chapters 1-3) on May 11th, 2016.

The Adventures of Supergirl is a fun, accessible, exciting comic featuring an optimistic and positive heroine going up against some huge threats,” Gates told Newsarama in a recent interview. “There are so few books like that in the current comics marketplace, in my opinion, and given the show’s popularity, Supergirl should be leading that charge.”

The words 'popular demand' linked to a Supergirl book? And a digital Supergirl book? These are great days my friends! And a Supergirl book being shipped twice monthly?? Incredible.

 More from the article:
Paralleling but not duplicating storylines from the Monday night TV show, The Adventures of Supergirl introduces fans to Kara Zor-El, who is determined to grow into the super-hero her powers promise. But are dark forces pushing her to improve faster than is safe? As Supergirl faces classic DCU villains like Rampage, Vril Dox and Psi, she’s got no reason to suspect that their attacks have been coordinated, but when the final battle comes to a head, she’ll need to use all of her training, her DEO contacts, her friends’ talents and her sister’s love and support to get through it all!

We see the covers of the first four issues including the one above.
My guess is this issue (the cover above is for Adventures of Supergirl #3) is where Kara fights Psi. The glowing eyes in the background are very Psi-like. But the rest of the cover is a mystery. The left side looks like the Kryptonian armor Kara wore in the Crucible arc. But the right side? White pants? Is that an Iron Munro version of Supergirl?

And what's up with the cowled cat? Is that an updated Streaky?

And the screaming DEO agent? Is that an evil Alex? She looks sort of like Domino in the X-Force.

 And this is the cover for Adventures of Supergirl #4.

This is clearly a reflection of Supergirl in the face of someone crystalline. I don't think it can be Bizarro as this story takes place before that episode (in this Kara's timeline). So this one makes me very intrigued. Is this the 'dark force' pushing her?

Anyways, given that Cat Staggs is coming to Boston Comic Con this year, I'll probably get the floppies so I can get them signed. I going to have these books in digital, print, and trade?

Regardless, this is great news showing how popular Supergirl has become. 


Martin Gray said...

It is great news. I'm so looking forward to hearing who's writing and drawing Supergirl come Rebirth. DC could be smart and continue the last series, but with Kara being spotted in the coffee shop by a frazzled TV magnate...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Anj. And was so happy at this news when it was announced.
PLEASE do the right thing DC and _DO NOT_ screw this up!! Either this or whatever
form you do in Rebirth. So much goodness around Supergirl right now!!

Also, for those of us that don't get Boomerang, did anyone catch the DC Superhero
Girls special this last Saturday? Will you perhaps be doing a review of it, Anj?


Anj said...

Thanks for comments.

As I said somewhere, I don't want a #Rebirth of Supergirl, I want the new series to pick up right where the last one left off. She was in a good place there.

As for DC Superhero Girls, I did watch and plan to review here some time this week.

KET said...

Issue #5 of AOS arrived today, and had some interesting surprises to it. Pop Mhan does the artwork this time, and although his style doesn't mesh with Jonboy Meyers from the previous issue, it gets the job done. Nice in-joke reference to Supergirl's Action Comics debut.

Good that DC's digital marketing has paid off for the series to get an early print release. Sterling Gates is doing some very fine writing on this comic, and building an intriguing mystery with each successive issue.