For a character who’s ongoing comic book series ended, and a TV series entering it’s final season, it’s actually been a great start to 2021 for Supergirl. We know that she’ll be soaring back to the big screen in The Flash movie, and now, DC Comics has announced a new limited series for The Last Daughter of Krypton. That’s not the title, but you’ll love it when you see it.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be an eight issue maxiseries with a fantastic creative team. Tom King (Mister Miracle, Strange Adventures) will write the story with Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming, Wonder Woman) and Mat Lopes bringing it to life with their art. We haven’t heard anything about variant covers yet, but I’m sure once cons start again, Tom will be happy to draw you an unforgettable one.
Usually at this stage, we’re given a short synopsis of what to expect. DC has given is much more than that. In Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow: “Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but has recently found her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame.
Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission: her world has been destroyed and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost.
Now, a Kryptonian, a dog and an angry heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core!”
Ever since Supergirl: Being Super, I have been waiting for another story like this. For some reason, these limited series alway seem to bring the best Supergirl stories. Me being an unapologetic Tom King fan doesn’t hurt either.
The only bad news is, we have to wait a few months. Issue 1 will not come out until June 15th. Until then, check back for updates, page reveals and my review.
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