A First Look At New ‘Supergirl’ Comics From the DC All-Access Panel [SDCC 2106]
At this afternoon's DC All-Access Panel at San Diego Comic Con, unlettered pages were revealed from both Supergirl: Rebirth #1, the one-shot that relaunches Supergirl as part of DC's Rebirth event, and Supergirl #1, the first issue of her new ongoing series.
Both books are written by Steve Orlando, with Emmanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Michael Atiyeh providing art for the Rebirth issue, while Brian Ching and Michael Atiyeh handle art for the ongoing. The art in the one-shot has more of a "DC House Style" look to it, while the ongoing's art is a little more stylized and "cute." But both feature an upbeat-looking Supergirl in basically her classic costume, which is something we haven't had in the DC Universe for years. And that's exciting.
It's clear that the comic is taking a lot of cues from the Supergirl TV show, which is a great way to welcome in new fans. This version of Kara Danvers is a teenager in high school rather than a 20-something with a day job, but she's still living in National City and working with the DEO. No sign of J'onn J'onzz yet, but don't be surprised if he shows up.
Supergirl: Rebirth #1 is out August 17, with Supergirl #1 following on September 7.
Here's the official Supergirl: Rebirth #1 synopsis from DC Comics:
Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artists: Emmanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Michael Atiyeh
Here's the official Supergirl #1 synopsis from DC Comics:
“REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMAN” part one! Supergirl is back and working for the DEO to defend National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father: the sinister Cyborg Superman!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artists: Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh