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NYCC ’10 | Nick Spencer and Bernard Chang to take on Supergirl

Art from Supergirl #57, by Bernard Chang

Nick Spencer and Bernard Chang will become the creative team on Supergirl with January’s Issue 60, replacing Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle, DC Comics announced this morning at New York Comic Con.

Perhaps best known for creator-owned work like Existence 3.0 and Morning Glories, Spencer has made a name for himself at DC with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and the Jimmy Olsen co-feature in Action Comics. Chang most recently worked on Wonder Woman, Superman and on this month’s Supergirl #57.

“How do you follow a character-defining run like Sterling and Jamal had on Supergirl?” Assistant Editor Wil Moss tells DC’s The Source. “Beats me – that’s Nick and Bernard’s problem! But if anyone can do it, it’s these two guys. Get ready for a deadly new version of an old threat (one with ties to Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul’s run on Adventure Comics), and a laundry list of guest stars – the promo piece doesn’t even show half of ‘em! So while Supergirl the character has never been in more trouble, rest assured that Supergirl the title has never been stronger!”

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Every time I click on CBR’s main page, there’s a new story about Supergirl’s new creative team.

Have you not visited CBR for 2 years Sharif?

Aw, just when Gates and Igle were just getting out of the shadow of New Krypton too. But you know what, they did a great job redefining Supergirl and her world, so I feel like they realized their potential. Nick Spencer isn’t a proven writer to me yet (although the first chapter of his Jimmy Olsen story was great), but I love Bernard Chang. I think Supergirl will continue to be a great read.

“Spencer has made a name for himself at DC with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and the Jimmy Olsen co-feature in Action Comics. ”

No, he didn’t.

Thank God Igle is off the book. Maybe Chang will get rid of the ridiculous shorts

The shorts are perfect

LOL…talk about a return to inconsistency.

“Get ready for a deadly new version of an old threat (one with ties to Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul’s run on Adventure Comics), and a laundry list of guest stars…”

..in other words, more flailing crap at the wall to see if anything sticks.

So, where are Gates and Igle going?

I have enjoyed everything that I have read from Nick Spencer and I was wondering if there was a title I wouldn’t buy that was written by him.

It will be this. I have 0 desire to ever read a Supergirl title. I hate the character and think that this is a waste of talent.

Looks like I’m reading Supergirl at issue Sixty.

Comicbookheretic

October 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I dropped the Gates and Igle Supergirl because of the art and the one not story telling. I have a feeling that Spencer’s talent will not be wasted and Chang is a huge improvement over Igle’s weird feet, eyes, etc. I will be back with the Girl of Steel in January. That will round out the Superman family my monthly pulls. All 4 titles! Thanks for the price reduction DC!

Nick Spencer is not very good. He leaves no cliche unturned.

I really enjoyed Gates run from the start, but I dropped it a good six or seven months ago. Once that LEGION meets War Of The Supermen shit happened, I couldn’t stand it anymore and the Bizzaro didn’t help me get back into it. I’m kinda glad Supergirl is getting a fresh start!!

And I love those tight shorts. They just need to have Supergirl put on like 10 pounds so she looks a little thicker, and not so anorexic! You know? She should have nice muscular legs like a field hockey player. That would be ripe!

Here’s hoping the new artist will stop drawing the stupid shorts.

If they get rid of the shorts (they won’t) then at least put her in tights ala her cousin. Let’s really piss off the pervs. ;)

Lets put a looser fitting costume, a more normal body type, and put shorts instead of panties over Superman’s outfit. That will really piss off the pervs. Lets stop Twilight and all this crap that does nothing but objectify shirtless young men. That will piss off the real pervs.

Seriously, I’m with the majority. The shorts under the skirt need to go. They make her look like a prude. No one is censoring the nearly naked muscle men in their underwear or the shirtless vampires, no one should be making sure Supergirl is unappealing to straight men either. The brief cut is sexy without being too much so (think Power Girl, the painted on costumes of men, shirtless male vampires). If all the Supergirl only restrictions go away and she wears a brief cut under the skirt (as she did from the 80′s- mid 2000′s) I will gladly pick this title up again.

Oh, and let’s start picking on the perverted girls and creepy old women, and gay men who watch Twilight, read romance novels, buy Superboy, etc. They should be made to feel embarrassed by what they naturally find exciting too.

@wid: Seriously? You don’t read Supergirl only because she doesn’t wear the right panties?

@Wid: If by majority you mean the four post you put up screaming “me too” , Larry Garnder.
Pay no attention to Wid aka Dave O’neil aka other Dave aka Comicbook hereic. He’s a legendary crank from Newsarama and the DC messageboard.

“Have you not visited CBR for 2 years Sharif?” You read my mind, Nikki.

Gates and Igle did a great 2 year run on the book and I’m sad to see them go. Not sure about Chang taking over the art but I’ll give him a chance to impress me.

funkygreenjerusalem

October 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

..in other words, more flailing crap at the wall to see if anything sticks.

That would make more sense if Gates and Ingle hadn’t just done a solid two year run on the title.

I’m no prude or anything, but the shorts should stay. Because if she wore only the skirt while flying high above Metropolis with thousands of citizens looking upwards she would just seem to be an idiot.

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