The Creative Team for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is… ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

Oh hey! So if you read DC’s newest big universe status quo setting book, you may have caught a nice surprise (or you might have seen a different comic site break an embargo to announce it last week). Supergirl’s getting her series back! Wonderful news! Very excited for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow to launch in June!

I just wonder who the creative team will be! Will Jody Houser get another shot, not at the tail end of another creator’s run? Maybe Marguerite Bennett will get to take a crack at setting up her Future State story? Heck, could we see Kelly Sue DeConnick come on and write an actual run on the character since she got stiffed with just three issues before the New 52?

Oh, they announced the creative team, you say? Oh dang! Bilquis Evely on art?! This book is gonna be great! Her work is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! With Mat Lopes on colors?! Wow! What an a-list art team. I don’t think I could get more excited for this book if I tried! So what great woman writer is taking over the book? Could it be Gail Simone? She’s said she wants a crack at the character recently.

…It’s Tom King? Make Adam Strange do war crimes, Tom King? Make Wally West murder his friends, Tom King? Make Mister Miracle attempt suicide, Tom King? Both sidesing Rorschach, Tom King? Make Superman vividly fantasize about all the ways his wife can die, Tom King? That Tom King? Well golly, I’ve never had my excitement for a book drain quite so quickly. Anyway, here’s the announcement for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, I guess.

Supergirl holding a sword, in front of an alien girl and Krypto on the cover of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

Supergirl returns to DC’s comics this summer to headline her first new series in years: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow! Launching in DC’s Infinite Frontier era with art by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, written by Tom King, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow takes Supergirl—and sidekick Krypto (I know he’s been used a lot in recent Supergirl stories, but he’s really not her pet. Come on, give her her cat back, Thomas.)—into space on a journey that will have Supergirl fans cheering for more! (Will we, Thomas, will we?)

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. (Do they, Thomas? Gosh, if only the last six writers on this book hadn’t covered that same theme.)

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! (Hey, for once Kara’s not the angry one! I guess that’s progression, huh, Thomas?)

Brought to you by Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (Batman/Catwoman, Mister Miracle and Rorschach) and Eisner nominee artist Bilquis Evely (Sandman Universe: The Dreaming) this maxiseries promises to be a character-defining masterpiece (Will it? Will it really, Thomas? Just like you wrote the character-defining story for Wally West, right?) the likes of which has never been seen before for DC’s Maiden of Might (Well yeah, I’ve never expected her to do a war crime before, so this is definitely new ground, Thomas).

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new eight-issue limited series by Bilquis Evely, Mat Lopes and Tom King, launches on June 15.

Sigh. At least it will look pretty.

Cori McCreery

Cori McCreery

Cori is a life long comic nerd residing in Northern California. A life long Supergirl and DC Comics fan, she is the DC Comics Beat Reporter for Women Write About Comics.

3 thoughts on “The Creative Team for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is… ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

  1. No accounting for taste. Tom King is the most exciting writer in comics today. I’m geeked for anything he writes. (shrug)

    But I would have been excited about Kelly Sue DeConnick, too.

  2. Also, still a guy writer writing about a teenage Kryptonian girl? Setting what you’ve said about Tom King, that DC is still hiring another male writer to write about Supergirl instead of all the qualified women writers listed is just tiring.

  3. Talk about an inflating balloon popping. with extreme volatility. YEESH; what are you THINKING DC?!? Do colleagues of his in the CIA have damaging material on you or something?! WTFIWWY?!?!

    …please for the love of all things sacred, let this at LEAST be on par with a Vision and NOT as low as a Batman or Rorschach…

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