It's not that I lose sleep over the future of Kara Zor-El. There's no tossing and turning, or padding out onto the deck to look up at the stars, wrapped in a red blanket. No biting of the bottom lip as I sketch her image in a marble notebook, the doodle wreathed in tiny question marks.
But these days, I do tend to worry and wonder when Supergirl's name pops up. Loeb brought her back and Gates and Igle furnished her new world in a character defining run. Then their run ended and we heard Nick Spencer would usher the character into the larger DCU. But before his run even started, it was abandoned. Little girl lost. What to do?
Well, Supergirl's future is still a little uncertain, but we know she'll be taken care of for at least three issues this summer. As reported by Robot6, Kelly Sue DeConnick will offer her take on the girl Kryptonian with artists ChrisCross (yay!) and Marc Deering starting in June. The cover to the right is by Mahmud Asrar.
Here's the synopsis for June's Supergirl #65:
“Co-ed of Steel? Supergirl goes undercover on a college campus to help Lois Lane uncover the truth behind a string of recent student disappearances! What they uncover, though, leads Supergirl directly into a confrontation with one of the DCU’s deadliest villains!"
DeConnick is best known for her work at Marvel, including prison drama mini Osborn, and one-shots for Sif and Rescue (from the pages of husband Matt Fraction's Invincible Iron Man). She's also collaborated with Steve Niles on IDW's 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella.
This Supergirl arc will serve as Deconnick's debut project for DC comics.
As a fan of both Lois and Supergirl, I'm pretty excited. It's also a great choice for DeConnick, whose Sif oneshot totally impressed. Very cool to see the writer branching out with this project on the opposite side of the aisle. Will it lead to further Supergirl writing? Other DC projects? And what's next for Kara once the leaves start turning? It's all up in the air.