DC Comics has just proven that they seriously underestimate the importance of Supergirl in the DC Universe compared to other popular characters like Superman.
Super girl has always been in the shadow of its more popular cousin, Superman. Now, writer Tom King has posted some very interesting information on how DC Comics perceives its value. It is well known that Supergirl has often gone unrecognized due to her eclipse. “Twice better and second best“is the perfect sentence to sum up the way Supergirl is viewed. If Supergirl had come first, Superman probably wouldn’t have been as popular and maybe he would be second best. However, that’s not so. that the story unfolded.
Even the comics have acknowledged that Supergirl is underrated. The best example is in Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman where Supergirl leaves Earth. The reason for her leaving is to get away from Superman and his family so that she can find new meaning in a different place. Ultimately, Supergirl’s plan works and she is celebrated as a hero in her own right. Like any character, Supergirl shouldn’t be defined by Superman, as she is her own person and her own hero.
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In an interview with ComicBook.com, Supergirl: the woman of tomorrow Writer Tom King has revealed how DC Comics handled the idea for a new Supergirl series. In the article, King explains how he does a lot of twelve issue sets. Therefore, when assigned to Supergirl, King expects to go through his normal routine as seen in shows like Vision and Mr. Miracle. To his surprise, DC came back with a big categorical no to the idea of making a twelve-issue Supergirl series. Apparently, the publisher rejected King’s normal number of issues as they claimed, “Supergirl cannot handle 12 issues.” Given this idea, it’s clear that DC Comics has no faith in Supergirl.
Supergirl’s popularity is unprecedented, thanks to Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl on The CW. Obviously, TV and comic book sales don’t always match up, but DC’s nonexistent faith in Supergirl is odd. It is likely that they are still haunted by the back issues of the Supergirl series. Still, that doesn’t excuse their brash reaction by saying that a twelve-issue series of Supergirl is sure to fail. The feelings of DC Comics here will be a huge disappointment to Supergirl fans who now realize that their favorite character is not liked at all by the very people who created her.
However, the light that shines in the dark is Tom King’s commitment to the new series. The king hopes that Supergirl: the woman of tomorrow is a hit, so the next screenwriter who wants to do Supergirl will get a resounding “yes, you can do as much trouble as you want” from DC. Hearing this, Supergirl fans are sure to rush out and support the new series which just debuted a few weeks ago. Super girl: Woman of Tomorrow # 2 will be available in comic book stores and digital platforms on July 21.
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