For the last seven-and-a-half decades, DC Comics has offered different many takes on Superman‘s iconic origin. Now it’s Supergirl‘s turn to get a high profile retelling of her origin story, in a new miniseries by YA author Mariko Tamaki and artist Joëlle Jones.
DC has announced that Tamaki and Jones will collaborate on Supergirl: Being Super, a new out-of-continuity miniseries that re-envisions Kara Danvers as a 16 year-old girl on Earth who is slowly developing her superpowers as she struggles to adjust to life on a planet that isn’t her own. It’s not based on the Supergirl TV show or the recently relaunched comic book series, but it appears to have some elements of both.
Along with the announcement, DC released several of Jones’ pages from the first issue, which are really gorgeously rendered. Jones signed an exclusive deal with DC that was announced at Comic-Con, and now you can see why.
The rest of the preview pages can be seen in the gallery below. This series also promises a few things that we’ve never seen before in a Supergirl story, although we do have to wonder if DC is kidding about giving Kara “glowing…alien zits.”
Supergirl: Being Super will be released in 48 page prestige format issues, with the first issue scheduled to be released on Wednesday, December 28. The miniseries will ship bi-monthly after that.
Are you excited to see Supergirl get a major push with a project by popular YA author? And how amazing is Jones’ artwork? Let us know in the comment section below!
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