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DC Plans New SUPERGIRL TV Tie-in Comic Series for 2016

DC Plans New SUPERGIRL TV Tie-in Comic Series for 2016

Earlier this year, DC Comics did a soft relaunch from the New 52 to the DCYou era, and Supergirl was one of the ongoing titles that was dropped in the transition. For the first time since 2005, Supergirl didn’t have an ongoing series even though CBS had already announced plans for a TV adaptation that is currently airing on the network.

Amazon has posted a listing for a Supergirl: Digital First trade paperback collection of a previously unannounced tie-in comic for the Supergirl TV series. Because Amazon requires publishers to set their schedules far in advance, DC had to send in the following description before an official announcement was made:

“Kara Zor-El landed on Earth after many years stuck in en route from her now-destroyed home planet Krypton, having followed in her famous cousin Superman’s footsteps. Upon arriving, she was taken in by the lovely Danvers family and taught to hide her un-Earthly powers from sight. As the world falls in love with her super hero cousin Superman, Kara starts to feel the urge to embrace her powers, especially when her powers can save someone she loves.

But does National City want a Supergirl? Is the world ready for another super hero? And what other-worldly consequences arrive once Kara Danvers reveals her true self? Find out in the stories between the episodes in SUPERGIRL: DIGITAL-FIRST VOL. 1!”

A creative team for the new Supergirl digital first comic book series was not included in the Amazon listing, but the first print issue is expected to hit in March 2015. However, the digital version of that Supergirl comic could launch much sooner.

This will still leave the in-continuity Supergirl without her own comic. But if the Supergirl TV series gets another season on CBS, then it’s likely that DC will eventually relaunch a new DCU Supergirl monthly comic as well.

Are you looking forward to the new Supergirl TV tie-in comic? Avoid any Kryptonite shards and share your opinions below!

HT: Bleeding Cool

Image Credit: CBS/DC Entertainment

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