The debut of DC Comics' "Supergirl" ongoing series has just hit shelves, but the publisher already has more plans for the character. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DC will launch a new, out-of-continuity miniseries titled "Supergirl: Being Super," which will chronicle Kara Zor-El's first adventures on Earth. Ignatz and Eisner Award winner Mariko Tamaki ("This One Summer) will pen the series, with "Lady Killer" artist Joelle Jones on art.
"I was approached by DC awhile ago, and it was a project that I was interested in," Tamaki recalled. "Of all the DC characters, Supergirl was always one who's stood out to me. I was really excited when they approached me."
As to her inspiration for the series, she said, "I come from a very John Hughes place, because I'm very old and that's my starting point for starting to talk about adolescence... There's something about taking a weekend in someone's life and just focusing on what happens in that time. Although, obviously, if you're writing about superheroes, then about ten times more things can happen than would if you're a regular kid living in Toronto, Canada."
Jones also hopes to welcome new comic book fans with her work on the series. "I try to be very aware of the storytelling aspect, so I try to put myself in the position of people approaching comics for the first time, but beyond that, I want to work on something that excites people, and create something that people want to read," she explained.
"Supergirl: Being Super" #1, the first of four issues, is scheduled to go on sale in December 28.