In its first season, "Supergirl" famously adapted a classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons story in "For The Girl Who Has Everything," an epidse that offered viewers - and Kara Zor-El - a glimpse of what might have been had she not been rocketed to Earth like her famous cousin. Now, a new promo for the series' next episode proves that there's plenty of comic book source material to mine for more episodes and moments, even if key aspects are changed for television.
While the footage and narrative in this extended promo for next week's episode of "Supergirl" is focused on laying out the series' second season direction, there's one scene towards the end that harkens to perhaps one of the most iconic comic book covers and moments in DC Comics history.
Among scenes of heroic inspiration, superpowered battles and scenes of massive destruction, one shot stands out. As smoke swirls, the camera shows Superman carrying his cousin's limp body, an unmistakable reference to the cover of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" #7.
You can check out the moment for yourself around the :50 mark in the video below.
Longtime DC Comics readers know, of course, that this issue featured the legitimate death (Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story!) of Kara Zor-El. And while this scene is obviously not going to have the same outcome as its comic book counterpart, it does indicate that the show's creators have plans up their collective sleeve for plenty of comic book call-outs as the second season progresses.
"We’re absolutely discussing some memorable comic books,” "Supergirl" executive producer Adi Adler told CBR in an interview ahead of the S2 premiere. “It’s all comic books. Let’s remember that. We owe all of this to the tremendous writers and artists and colorists before us. We’re just borrowing from their inspiration. So, that was a very specific one. Yes, we will be exploring iconic issues, but it’s all inspired by these tremendous artists before us.”
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, "Supergirl" airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin's Superman.