You’ve heard from the editors, you’ve seen teaser images and we’ve talked up a storm about this book – and now it’s here. This coming Wednesday, writer Nick Spencer and artist CAFU present a modern, topical and just plain exciting look at the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in an issue that asks the simple, oft-quoted question: Would you rather burn out, or fade away? When a handful of people, desperately clawing at their last shred of hope are presented with the opportunity to be heroes, the offer sounds ideal. But there’s one catch. Their powers will eventually kill them.
Can the Girl of Steel defeat a threat that’s already knocked out an entire planet of Bizarros? What about BizarroGirl? Can Supergirl trust her twisted opposite number to help? My guess is “no.” But writer Sterling Gates and artist Bernard Chang might have other ideas. SUPERGIRL #57 hits Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]
Hey, it’s New York Comicon. Did you expect a quiet few days? First off, I’d like to give a huge tip of the hat to writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. As many fans have said across the web, they’ve done a masterful job with SUPERGIRL and you can be sure their names will be popping up on the credits of many books to come. But more on that later. Who’s taking over the reins of SUPERGIRL?
We swung by SUPERGIRL Assistant Editor Wil Moss’ office last week and got a chance to get a sneak peek at his usually impressive wall of covers, but also at a bit of news. Looks like the hyper-talented Bernard Chang will be returning to the Superman books with a guest spot on SUPERGIRL #57, pairing him with regular writer Sterling Gates. We’ve got a first look at some of the finished pages (which are lovely, but click below to find out for yourselves), but before we show ‘em off, let’s touch base with Wil to get a sense of why his issue merits some special attention.
I just remember how much it hurt. Superman was dead. I remember my dad explaining to me that these things happen, and nothing we say or do can stop them. I remember telling a kid in my Scout troop the news and watching tears well in his eyes. I remember wearing a black armband with a red s-shield on it to school. I remember being sad.
“It’s been a hard year for SUPERGIRL. The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN resulted in the tragic loss of New Krypton, thousands of Kryptonian lives, Supergirl’s mother, Alura, and her best friend, Thara Ak-Var (a.k.a. FLAMEBIRD). For the next story arc, Supergirl will be wrestling with guilt over her own perceived culpability in New Krypton’s destruction.
It’s been a fun week here at The Source, what with all the WEDNESDAY COMICS extras we’ve been rolling out. And today’s doubly important, as you can actually step into your local shop and pick up a copy of the WEDNESDAY COMICS HC. So to celebrate the event and because, hey, why not? We’ve got a look at four of the artists that contributed to the legendary weekly series: SUPERGIRL’s Amanda Conner, ADAM STRANGE’s Paul Pope, METAMORPHO’s Mike Allred and TEEN TITANS Sean Galloway.