The preview for December’s Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade has been getting a lot of overwhelmingly positive reaction around various blogs.
Anj of Supergirl Comic Box Commentary is very excited:
I have been excited about this comic since first hearing about it. Written by Landry Walker and drawn by Eric Jones, it should be a great comic for tweeners. And, of course, it will introduce the character of Supergirl to a new generation of devotees.
We have already learned that in this comic her secret identity will be Linda Lee. We already have heard that Streaky will show up. I think I read that Comet the Super-horse may also appear. And now that dialogue has been added to the preview, a reporter asks her if she is Superman’s emergency secret weapon. All of that harkens back to a simpler time, a more innocent time for Kara.
Randy of Comic Pants is also looking forward to it because it is looking forward to it (if with some pessimism):
The book that DC has to offer this month that I’m most excited about is: A) Totally not aimed at me and B) All but guaranteed to tank in the direct market. But Landry Walker and Eric Jones have done some great stuff in the indie comics world (I was a fan of their X-Ray Comics, other’s probably know them better from Little Gloomy) and the concept here, an eighth grade, fun, non-cheesecake take on Supergirl, is such a no-brainer that it’s the complete opposite of everything the comics industry has ever done with the character. My 5-year-old daughter is looking forward to this one. And that makes me happy. A Supergirl comic for young girls? It’s just crazy enough to work!
While livejournalist gdwessel’s reaction is short and sweet:
You mean, DC is actually going to put out a Supergirl book I can, like, show my daughter without feeling embarrassed?
So what do you think?