Supergirl Lives and Thrives

Supergirl is back! Whew. The midseason break was nice because you know, holidays and stuff, but I'm glad Kara and co. are back on my television. I've missed them. They wasted no time jumping into action, as Kara and Mon-El took an out of this world trip—literally—to search for missing persons. My biggest takeaway from "Supergirl Lives" is that Kara's doing more than living—she's thriving.

Supergirl: A New Hero Steps Up

What is it about heroes that make them want to fight? What is the spark inspiring people to help others? The quality isn't something we can throw a scientific label on and dose humanity with (though, boy, wouldn't that be great?). "Changing" looks at both sides of the coin.

Supergirl: Identity Crisis

In a series starring an alien that has to keep her true self a secret from the majority of the world, it's obvious who should be wrestling with an identity crisis. Kara's double life as Kara Danvers, the budding journalist, and Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, the hero of National City, is a tricky juggling act for her to balance. How Kara handles the two sides of her existence is a constant through line in Supergirl and played a role in "Crossfire," but she wasn't the only character facing a crossroads and grappling with one of the biggest questions of the galaxy: "Who am I?"

Supergirl: Meet the President

"Should I get a blowout?"

Not even Supergirl was immune from "meeting the President of the United States" jitters in the latest episode, "Welcome to Earth." Anytime I think Kara Danvers couldn't be more relatable and endearing in Supergirl, she proves me wrong. As Supergirl, one of the most powerful beings on our planet, she has no reason to be nervous and yet... We've watched Kara grow into her powers and understand how to best help people, but I appreciate that becoming Supergirl hasn't changed her.

Mon-El makes his Metropolis return in SUPERMAN #694

Kicking off a new 5-issue storyline, writer James Robinson sets the stage for the monumental SUPERMAN #700, with some help from artist Javier Pina. Mon-El makes his triumphant return to Metropolis with a new look and a determined manner just in time to combat the unstoppable fury of Bizarro. But with his powers phasing in and out, will the new Mon-El be able to save his city even with the help of the Guardian and Metropolis's Science Police? SUPERMAN #694 hits 11/25. [gallery link="file"]

Take a peek at the covers to ACTION COMICS #885 and SUPERMAN #696

In January, ACTION COMICS #885 and SUPERMAN #696 will cross over as Nightwing and Flamebird’s hunt for Zod’s sleeper agents leads them right to Science Police Headquarters in Metropolis, home of the Guardian and Mon-El. James Robinson, Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann packed these two issues with so many twists and turns, we needed the covers to be as equally dynamic – and since the amazing CAFU regularly draws both covers, why not have the covers cross over as well? We cornered Superman Editor Matt Idelson's able assistant Wil Moss for more info. Take it away, Wil:

Experience the origins of Mon-El’s homeworld in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14

Since Superman freed him from the Phantom Zone, Mon-El has spent his time learning about Earth and its many, diverse cultures. But how much does he know about his own homeworld, Daxam? The Legionnaire known as Tellus allows Mon-El to explore the ancient history of his home planet -- from it's beginnings as a Kryptonian colony to it's connection to Earth's Mayans. Join writer James Robinson and artist Javier Pina as they take Mon-El on a tour of the planet he always believed to be anything but exciting.

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