DC All Access - #DCTV - Supergirl’s Maxwell Lord Is More Steve Jobs Than Donald Trump

Super hero fans from here to Krypton will be tuning in tonight for the premiere of CBS's Supergirl. But before you do, hear what the team behind the show has to say about the season ahead. In this exclusive #DCTV clip, we talk to series star Melissa Benoist, along with Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen) and Executive Producer Ali Adler about where the small screen's newest hero will be flying this year.

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Supergirl (2015 - Present)

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant.  She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

 
Cast: 
Melissa Benoist
Calista Flockhart
Chyler Leigh
Mehcad Brooks
David Harewood
Jeremy Jordan
Executive Producers: 
Greg Berlanti
Ali Adler
Andrew Kreisberg
Sarah Schechter
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama

DC All Access - Top 5 Spectacular Supergirl Moments

Supergirl spreads her flaming angel wings, offers some advice from the grave and marries the Man of Steel (yes, really!) in DC All Access's Top 5 Spectacular Supergirl Moments. Will we see these amazing stories brought to life on CBS's new Supergirl series? Probably not any time soon, but you should absolutely watch to find out! 

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First Look: DC Super Hero Girls at New York Comic-Con

Get your cape on! DC Super Hero Girls, the girl-powered new line of toys, animation and graphic novels, made a splash at New York Comic-Con with a standing room only panel and booth. In this clip, hear from several of the women responsible for bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life as they discuss what this new take on the characters means to them and to the next generation of DC fans.

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Kara Killers: A Look at Supergirl's Villains

Supergirl doesn’t debut until late October, but it sounds like Kara Zor-El will have plenty of super-powered problems to deal with when it does. So far over half a dozen antagonists have been announced, promising that Supergirl’s rise as National City’s new hero isn’t going to be easy. Livewire! Reactron! Hellgrammite!

Wait… You’ve never heard of them?

Okay, fair enough. These guys aren’t Lex Luthor or the Joker. But that doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous. Let’s look at seven of the villains that Kara will square off with this season.

Supergirl - Her Story

You know his story, now it's time to learn hers. Supergirl packs a powerful punch in this high energy teaser for the eagerly anticipated new series from WBTV and DC Entertainment. Don't miss the premiere of Supergirl coming to CBS this fall!

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Bringing the Bombshells to Life: An Interview with Marguerite Bennett

DC Collectibles’ highly popular line of World War II pinup-inspired collectibles is now an ongoing, digital first comic series. Premiering digitally late last month, this week marks the debut of the print edition of the series. Written by Marguerite Bennett, with Marguerite Sauvage illustrating the first issue (look for additional artists, including Laura Braga and Stephen Mooney, to help illustrate futu

Maxwell Lord

As a teenager, Maxwell Lord arrived home to find his father murdered. Convinced his successful father's powerful business associates were responsible, Lord became sure of one thing that day: power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When those with super-powers began to appear, Lord believed this philosophy extended to them as well and quickly grew to mistrust them. Those with super powers will always abuse that power—hero or villain, it doesn’t matter.

As he grew older, Lord became a shrewd businessman that favored government oversight and Big Brother-like politics over super hero vigilantism. His disdain toward those with super powers led to him growing more and more ruthless and manipulative, and eventually he helped form the Justice League International. He believed that the best way to watch over super heroes was to control them, and that he was the only man trustworthy enough and capable enough for the job. With this power, Lord grew to become one of the greatest threats to the DC Universe. Eventually he gained mind-control capabilities, and once even took control of the Man of Steel himself, sending Superman on a rampage.

Maxwell Lord’s ability to control another person's mind extends far beyond the capabilities of most with similar powers, going so far as being able to maintain control after an individual realizes they are being controlled. However, the more he uses his powers, the greater the toll on his body—ranging from a simple nosebleed to, possibly, a fatal brain hemorrhage. Despite the countless lives he's taken in his quest to rid the world of super-powered individuals, Lord sees himself as the real hero. Because in his mind—ironically twisted and corrupted by power—they are the real threat, not him.

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