Reactions naturally have been varied.
Blankie from “It’s Thursday, I’m in Love” is excited:
Anyway, Kara Zor-El is making her debut on the new season of Smallville. Yep, that’s right, the girl who will eventually become Supergirl. And man, did they choose a drop dead gorgeous actress to play her…she looks exactly like one of Michael Turner’s characters jumping off the page into real life!
Rich from Comic By Comic has some criticism for her costume:
Okay, first off let me say that Laura Vandervoort is clearly a ridiculously attractive woman who puts a lot of work into looking good – and she does.
..sweet lord have mercy, that outfit in the top two pics is terrible. I get that they want to emulate modern Kara’s bellyshirt wardrobe, and the hoodie somewhat suggests a short cape but a boobtube? Really? And, at the risk of surrendering all manly points I’ve ever accumlated ever, those boots are just plain ugly (clearly I have been spending too much time in shoe shops with my wife).
The Rational Madman speaks up in support of the costume:
Now naturally the fembots have already started their complaining. Apparently theres something wrong with what shes wearing in these pics. Personally I don’t see nothing wrong with a pretty little girl wearing a belly shirt, but then I aint stark raving bonkers neither. Either way I got a feeling I’m going to be watching smallville this season.
The Occasional Superheroine takes the Wizard interview and translates it for everyone:
“This version of Kara is based on the new relaunched character—the new Supergirl, who appeared in Superman/Batman and in her new series.”
Translation: The producers were given a stack of the “bad girl” Supergirl comics a year or so ago as “research” into what DC was currently doing with her.
The Occasional Superheroine also makes note of an interesting bit of stunt casting.
(Personally I’m really embarrassed that it took me so long to figure out what “Supergirl’s Aunt” meant.)
So what do you think?