Supergirl’s Mon-El (Chris Woods) has gone through a few costume changes since the show’s debut, but now fans of the series have their first look at the hero’s most comics-accurate costume to date. Initially, the tease came in a promo for the CW’s midseason lineup, but now the network has released new images highlighting the Daxamite’s upgraded getup.
Mon-El’s new costume is the closest the show has got to a comics-accurate look for the character. Most recently, Mon-El wore a dark blue costume comprised of a futuristic jacket and pants. His new look harkens back to the character’s debut in comics, with a flowing blue cape and traditional red suit.
Created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp, Mon-El, also known as Lar Gand or Valor, debuted in Superboy #89 back in 1961. Mon-El was an ally of Superboy, until Superboy inadvertently poisoned the hero and, riddled with guilt, placed him in the Phantom Zone until a cure could be devised. That cure was eventually discovered a thousand years later, at which point Mon-El was released from the Phantom Zone and became a major force in the future peacekeeping organization called the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Supergirl returns to the CW on April 16 with the episode “Schlott Through the Heart.” Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, with appearances by Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.