Since Supergirl premiered on CBS, fans have been wondering when Kara Zor El would be returning to the pages of DC Comics. Announced first on IGN, fans will be excited to learn that veteran Supergirl writer Sterling Gates will be penning “Adventures of Supergirl”, which will be drawn by rotating artists including Bengal, Jonboy Meyers, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Emma Vieceli. Bengal will be penciling, inking, and coloring the first three chapters.
“Adventures of Supergirl”, following the digital first and print second format that DC Comics started with “Adventures of Superman” and followed with “Sensation Comics”, will be the first series to not be printed on a monthly basis. Instead, DC Comics plan on releasing the 13 chapter, bi-weekly series on Mondays with it eventually coming to print as a trade paperback on August 9th. “Adventures of Supergirl” will debut January 25, 2016 and while it “won’t directly tie into the show”, the series will be set in the continuity of the CBS series starring Melissa Benoist.
“Adventurs of Supergirl” will feature villains such as Rampage, Vril Dox and Psi, all of whom have yet to appear during this first season of the CBS series. However, it would not be surprising to see familiar characters appear such as Astra, Non, and Livewire.
As a fan of CBS’ Supergirl, I’m very excited to see this series get the DC Comics treatment. DC have found success with their “Arrow: Season 2.5” and “The Flash: Season Zero” series so it’s only fitting they now turn their attention to Supergirl. While I readily admit I haven’t read too much of Supergirl, other than the New 52 relaunch which I reviewed here, I’m looking forward to incorporating her into the series I regularly read. While I am in the camp that supports print copies, I will be reading “Adventures of Supergirl” before it releases as a trade.
Are you looking forward to “Adventures of Supergirl”? Will you be reading the Sterling Gates written series bi-weekly? Or will you wait until the trade paperback this coming August? Let us know in the comments below.