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Kelly Sue DeConnick and ChrisCross take on Supergirl

Supergirl #65

DC Comics’ Supergirl has been in a state of flux since the departure in December of the regular creative team of Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle. They were followed, if only briefly, by Nick Spencer and then James Peaty and Bernard Chang.

And now, with June’s Supergirl #65, Kelly Sue DeConnick, ChrisCross and Marc Deering will take a three-issue turn on the series, marking the writer’s first work for the publisher.

DeConnick, who co-wrote 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella with Steve Niles, is best known for her recent Marvel miniseries Osborn and her one-shots Sif and Rescue. She’s also contributed stories to Marvel’s Girl Comics and Image’s The Comic Book Tattoo and 24seven.

A DC veteran, ChrisCross has drawn Firestorm, The Outsiders and Superman/Batman, as well as Milestone’s Blood Syndicate and Heroes.

Here’s the solicitation for Supergirl #65, which hits stores on June 15: “Co-ed of Steel? Supergirl goes undercover on a college campus to help Lois Lane uncover the truth behind a string of recent student disappearances! What they uncover, though, leads Supergirl directly into a confrontation with one of the DCU’s deadliest villains!”

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Am I the only one thinking there’s a complete disarray at DC now? Tons of cancellations, a huge amount of “editor” books, Batman & Robin with Judd Winick after not more than 3 issues with Peter Tomasi…

The cancellations were to make room for the Flashpoint tie-ins and for the post Brightest-Day spin-offs, there are only 2 editors actually writing minis for Flashpoint (The rest are just writing some filler one-shots, which are almost always handled by assistant editors and no-name writers), and maybe Tomasi has another assignment in the future that he’s preparing for.

Who knows?

Also the whole Supergirl fiasco is due to Nick Spencer jumping ship for Marvel.

REALLY EXCITED!!! But just three issues? Poop.

Debaser, for what it’s worth, it sounds like DC kicked Spencer off SUPERGIRL even before he signed with Marvel because they didn’t like his take:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/08/whatever-happened-with-nick-spencer-and-supergirl/

I’m not, however, *sure* if that’s the case.

Yeah I wouldn’t take Rich Johnston’s word for anything, especially when it’s con gossip.

Well, I was hoping recent rescue writer James Peaty would be given a chance to run with the book for awhile – perhaps he didn’t want it. Kelly Sue DeConnick’s story sounds interesting – good luck! – but really, I just wish DC would announce SOMEONE as indefinite writer, so they can settle in and make plans. An ongoing artist would be marvellous, too.

Anyone remember when this was DC’s best selling non-team book and had to be sent back for multiple printings to accommodate the audience? Back when this title was really good? Unfortunately, this has been an editorial/crazed blogger dictated mess since issue #20. Every issue, the personality and sex appeal of the main character have felt so restrained to please a few name-calling bloggers that the book has come off as boring (and has sales to reflect that). Nothing in issues 20-present has really reminded me of the Supergirl I loved from the 80′s, 90′s, or in the Loeb issues of the current series.

I consider Supergirl my favorite DC character and own pretty much everything Supergirl up through issue 19. However, I can count the issues I’ve purchased since then on one hand.

“Every issue, the personality and sex appeal of the main character have felt so restrained to please a few name-calling bloggers that the book has come off as boring”

So YOU’RE the one who’s attracted to emaciated giraffes.

“Every issue, the personality and sex appeal of the main character have felt so restrained to please a few name-calling bloggers that the book has come off as boring ”

How dare DC not play up the sex appeal of a 17 year old girl, you unbelievable creep.

“However, I can count the issues I’ve purchased since then on one hand.”

Do us a favor and don’t tell us where the other hand is.

“Am I the only one thinking there’s a complete disarray at DC now? Tons of cancellations, a huge amount of “editor” books, Batman & Robin with Judd Winick after not more than 3 issues with Peter Tomasi…”

Complaining about “editor” books and missing Pete Tomasi. Funny! But I do hope Tomasi and Gleason show up on something Bat related soon though!

I wish Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle could just come back. I loved their work so damn much.

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