CBS’ Supergirl left us off in 2015 with a literal cliffhanger (well, discounting gravity and all), as Kara prepared to take on Kryptonian supervillain Non. A new trailer for the DC hero’s 2016 return teases not only the skyward square-off, but the arrival of a true Toyman, and Kara uncovering a certain Martian Manhunting secret.
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Supergirl hasn’t suffered a lack of recognizable DC characters, occasionally borrowing a few faces from her famous cousin’s world to trade blows across National City. Now, Kara Zor-El will come face to face with a bit of both, going up against a Bizarro superhero of her very own.
Welcome back to Supergirl Guys, our regular feature breaking down the highs and lows of CBS’s Supergirl TV show starring Melissa Benoist. Your travelling companions on this journey are Superman super-fan Chris Haley, and Flash recap veteran Dylan Todd.
This week, Cat gets hacked, Kara gets punchy, Astra gets a backstory, and we meet none other than Non. "Hostile Takeover" was directed by Karen Gaviola and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Caitlin Parrish.
CBS’ Supergirl will take a well-deserved winter break after this past Monday’s cliffhanger-y “Hostile Takeover,” thought many a DC fan have been left reeling by the prior twist that a major series star had concealed their identity as J’onn J’onzz, best known as Justice League founder Martian Manhunter. Now, Supergirl bosses explain the unanticipated subversion, as well as its impact on Kara going forward.
DC Comics has announced Adventures of Supergirl, a Digital First comic set in the Supergirl TV series continuity. Sterling Gates will pen the new title, and Bengal provides art for the first three chapters. He'll be followed by a rotating roster of artists, including Jonboy Meyers, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Emma Vieceli.
The book debuts January 25, 2016, and is scheduled to run for 13 chapters, which will be collected in a full-length graphic novel. There are no plans to print the series in single issue format, as has been the case with previous Digital First books.
Welcome to Supergirl Guys, our regular feature breaking down the highs and lows of CBS’s Supergirl TV show starring Melissa Benoist. Your travelling companions on this journey are Superman super-fan Chris Haley, and Flash recap veteran Dylan Todd.
This week, Kara finds herself powerless during a crisis, an alien named Jemm gets up to some truly, truly, truly outrageous behaviour, and Chris and Dylan discover they were right about Hank Henshaw all along. “Human For A Day" was directed by Larry Teng and written by Yahlin Chang and Ted Sullivan.
CBS’ Supergirl has had a cryptic relationship with other DC superheroes at best, but it seems a top-tier Justice League-r has been right under our noses all along. Find out who among the regular cast has been masquerading as a DC villain, only for tonight’s “Human For a Day” to reveal them as an out-of-this-world DC hero!
Long before Supergirl premiered, CBS cast doubt on the likelihood of Kara crossing over with Arrow or The Flash just yet, an idea recently revisited when executive producer Greg Berlanti shot down a rumored Barry Allen appearance. Some fans had hope that the timeline-hopping Legends of Tomorrow might make crossover potential a bit easier, but producer Andrew Kreisberg isn’t sure they’re even legally allowed to play with Supergirl.
Two new superheroine shows debuted this fall; CBS’ Supergirl and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones received acclaim from critics and viewers alike, while Supergirl has already received a full season order for its first season. Both shows have wildly different themes, different tones, different distribution channels, and different core demographics… and yet within a few days of Jessica Jones' release, opinions popped up about how the dark, gritty Jessica Jones is a sign that bright, optimistic Supergirl will fail, or that the arrival of Jessica Jones means that Supergirl is irrelevant and unnecessary.
Let’s not talk about what one show has over the other, or why one show will “make” the other one fail. Instead let's talk about something the shows have in common --- an ability to connect with female audiences --- and how that can provide a template for more successful superheroine shows.
Arrow Season 4 ticked up a few notches in its choice of directors, most recently with stunt coordinator James Bamford, and prior to that, Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander. Now, Supergirl will follow in the footsteps of her DC predecessor, as Alexander next heads to National City to launch Kara up, up and away.