With the admittedly relative success of CBS’ Supergirl, this book is one that DC really needs to make work. Kara Zor-El has been put front and center in the public consciousness. There’s a whole new generation of readers eager to make her acquaintance, and long before the New 52, Supergirl has been a mess.
Can writer Steve Orlando put things on the right path? It’s possible, though the “revelation” that Cyborg Superman is her father might be news to the Los Angeles Times, but that actually was revealed in Forever Evil‘s Villains month. It might put an interesting spin on Supergirl, though she should really compare notes with Raven to see what you do when your father turns out to be a genocidal superbeing.
The art by Brian Ching looks bright and fun, in keeping with both the TV series and a nostalgia back to the time readers loved Supergirl most. This book definitely has an audience; here’s hoping Rebirth can reward them.