The Comixology Superman 201 sale (ends June 20 at 11pm local times) is a chance to pick up Supergirl’s Silver Age origin story in Action Comics #252 (1959) for $0.99USD. The issue also includes the Silver Age origin story for Metallo.
Kara Zor-El has been officially confirmed to exist in the MAN OF STEEL universe. She stars in the MAN OF STEEL PREQUEL comic as Kal-El’s distant ancestor from the time of Krypton’s interstellar colonization. Story by film creators David S. Goyer & Zack Snyder together with Geoff Johns, with script by Sterling Gates.
The digital comic was available exclusively to purchasers of advance screening tickets from Wal-Mart and is not currently on Comixology, so I found a copy online for you (source: Imgur).
In line with the movie’s version of Krypton’s history, the story is set at the beginning of “Krypton’s Great Age of Expansion”, during which thousands of scout ships are setting out to terraform other planets. Kara Zor-El is a young Kryptonian who has earned her place in the “Explorer Guild” as the captain of one of the exploratory ships.
SPOILER FOR MAN OF STEEL:
Kara’s ship is the Kryptonian vessel discovered by Clark in the Arctic! Remember that empty lifepod shown briefly in the film? The comic’s ending hints that Kara may have been the sole survivor – if she managed to put herself back into cryosleep for thousands of years more. But where is she today?
Visit The Mary Sue for some teasing hints about that empty lifepod, straight from MAN OF STEEL producer Deborah Snyder.
I haven’t fully worked out my feelings about the movie, but it sure has my interest. It isn’t what I wanted in a Superman movie, but there are some things I like about it – the genuine alienness of Krypton, the new status quo for Lois and Superman’s relationship. Too much violence and collateral damage, as everyone else as stated. Not enough humor and joy, and not enough emotional connection to the characters to become invested in them. The sequel will have to build on that. Many elements taken directly from the (post-Crisis) comics which are syncretized into something new and fresh, and done on a stunningly epic scale as we have never seen before.
Get over 200 Superman comics on sale for 99¢ each! From the golden age Action Comics to the modern All-Star Superman, there’s something for every Kal-El fan! Sale ends 6/20.
Covers for Supergirl #17-22 have been added to the gallery.
You may have noticed all the Power Girl posts recently and thought, “Power Girl should have her own site!”
Yeah? Me too! While I’ve thought of Maid of Might as a co-Supergirl/Power Girl fansite for a while, Supergirl naturally always comes first. And I think Power Girl deserves better than that.
That’s why I’m happy to announce that Power-Girl.org is officially live!
I also recently started a tumblr to keep track of my favourite fanart pieces I find. Expect a lot more picspamming both here and over at Power-Girl.org in the future!