Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The "New" Supergirl!

The New 52 issues has been considered a success, would you agree? Personally, I disagree with that statement. With a sucess comes winning over the already established fan base of each and every character they have rebooted. For me and my character, Supergirl, I am not totally on broad with it all yet.

While I wouldn't go to the extreme of saying I hate the new storyline of Supergirl, I sure wouldn't say it won me over. Reading the introduction of Supergirl in Superman/Batman by Jeph Loeb made me fall in love with Kara. While the new 52 Supergirl storyline by Michel Green and Mike Johnson, is fun and intriguing, it dosnt grab me nearly in the same way. Granted I know I do have to take into consideration that the story arch is not finished. I really am just going off of what I have read so far. To play fair I would love to share highlights that I really do love in the story so far.

I really enjoyed the opening meteor shower scene, very smallville.  Along with the followed scenes of Supergirl kicking butt, what a cool way to find out her powers. A little too fast with them all coming to her so easily, but I did enjoy seeing her discover she has new,and very different powers that are not normally accustomed to Supergirl or Superman.

Her meeting Clark was also something I enjoyed, I love a good Supergirl vs Superman fight. I could be bias because my boyfriend is a sup fan so whenever my girl kicks his butt I do a secret victory dance. I am hoping for some good dialogue between the two as well. I loved the relationship that they built between the two of them in the previous story archs and hope they take the same route.

 I will always love Supergirl, her underlying essences, will always keep her in my heart. I will continue to buy the new issues with high hopes of seeing the Kara I fell in love with unfold on the pages. Is this what DC had in mind with the re-boot, taking our beloved characters and making them "OK". Knowing we cant really walk away from them. Sales numbers have doubled and its being called a success. Is that what really defines a success, sales number and money. I know I am not the only disappointed fan out there, and I hope DC hears our disappointment and steps up to meet what the fans want.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DC Universe Reboot of Supergirl

As many of us have heard the DC Universe is going through a massive reboot. DC has announced that currently running storyline Flashpoint, involving Berry Allen flash, will lead into this reboot. Starting August 31st, DC will be renumbering 52 comics back to issue #1.

At first I was extremely excited to hear that Jim Lee and Geoff Johns were the big guns behind the reboot. Then the release of the "new" Supergirl was revealed and my heart sank. With no disrespect to the new and very welcomed artist of Supergirl, Mahmud A. Asrar, I am just not a fan of the new look. It feels like a mash-up of Powergirl and Supergirl forced into one character. In turn taking away the true essence of Supergirl.

Back when Wonder Woman's new look was revealed they explained the pants, in place of her one piece suit, with the fact that they want to make DC Woman more realistic. Ok ill buy that for the redesign of Wonder Woman, but then why take Supergirl from a skirt to a one piece that you just removed from Wonder Woman with the justification that it was not realistic. Kara has always been known for her skirt, midrift or not, she has always had a skirt. Which in my opinion represents a lot about who Kara is, a girly teenager not afraid to have fun. When I look at the new design all I can think of is a quick fix to getting rid of Powergirl, which should not be what Supergirl is. I believe the Kara that Micheal Turner & Jeph Lobe introduced us to in Superman/Batman was the perfect Supergirl. Not to say that I'm not open to a reboot, I just hope that the Kara who we have grown to love and know can still be seen in the reboot of her. I would like to see her grow as a character from the foundation that Lobe, and later Sterling have created for her. She has been a character that has struggled to come into her own, and I would hate to see her struggle again with becoming a strong character in the DC Universe. With my rant said and done I really hope I eat my words with this reboot and fall in love all over again.