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Can Supergirl Save Us From Batman’s Fear Of Femininity?


Batman is a straight male power fantasy. His daylight veneer is one of a playboy billionaire. His nighttime identity is that of a sculpted superhero all clad in black. In either take, he is a masculine bulwark against the evil in Gotham — which is why his villains are so often feminine, queer, flamboyant, and robed in bright colors.

Hopefully Supergirl and National City can provide a more inclusive and subversive space for the feminine, the gender nonconforming, the queer. Kara is one of the few superheroes more often portrayed as feminine; she derives her strength equally from her own compassion as she does Earth’s yellow sun.

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‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Casts Lex Luthor’s Sister Lena, With a Twist for Lex

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The moment “Luthor Corp” signs started popping up around the Supergirl Season 2 set, it looks like at least someone tied to Superman’s nemesis was inbound. And so it is, that Katie McGrath has landed the role of Lex Luthor’s sister Lena, but what surprising twist does Lena’s emergence mean for Lex?

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New ‘Supergirl’ Set Photos Reveal Metropolis, ‘Arrow’ Star and More

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Warner Bros. / The CW

Fans are more anxious than ever for a look at Supergirl Season 2, its first on The CW, and with a bonafide Superman, and the Vancouver set brings all kinds of DC goodies. Looks like we’ll see Kara’s version of Metropolis and Luthor Corp in the latest set photos, plus … Stephen Amell?

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‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Confirms Reduced Role for Calista Flockhart

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CBS / Warner Bros.

Supergirl may have flown in a Superman for Season 2, but will still lose its next-most super-star in the transition to Vancouver. As expected, Calista Flockhart will have a reduced role as Cat Grant, appearing only in a guest star capacity.

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Get a Closer Look at Superman in New ‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Set Photos

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Warner Bros.

As tends to be the case with live-action superhero costumes, Supergirl got ahead of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman suit debut with a glossy first look at the new Man of Steel posed with his cousin. Now, sneak a much more detailed peek with new Supergirl Season 2 set photos, as Superman goes up, up and away!

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‘Supergirl’ Reveals First Photo of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman!

Supergirl Season 2 Superman Photo
Warner Bros.

Supergirl surprised us all with the news that Season 2 would bring an actual Superman alongside its move to The CW, and we’ve got your first look at the new Man of Steel. See Tyler Hoechlin suited up as Superman in the first official photo from Supergirl Season 2!

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Test Your ‘Supergirl’ Knowledge With These Facts


We’ve only had one season of ‘Supergirl’ so far, but there’s plenty you may not know about Superman’s cousin.

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All The Major Casting Announcements From San Diego Comic-Con [SDCC 2016]


San Diego Comic-Con always offers a wealth of announcements for upcoming Marvel and DC movies and television shows, and this year might be the biggest one yet. With more comic book adaptations than ever, and studios diving deeper into the publishers' rosters of heroes and villains, there's a lot to keep up with, so we've rounded up all the major superhero casting announcements from this year's show.

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‘Supergirl’ Panel Reveals Superman, Mystery Pod Figure [SDCC 2016]

Supergirl Season 2 Comic Con 2016 Panel Recap

Supergirl is brighter than ever in her big move to The CW, and the former CBS superhero drama is ready to relaunch Kara’s world for Comic-Con 2016. We an early tease or two, but what major details did the Super cast reveal from the assembled event in San Diego? Our full panel report!

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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.

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