May 7, 2010

Bizarro Supergirl am not exist!

The DC Comics blog debuted a new character yesterday. Someone I've been waiting years to see - Bizarro Supergirl. It's about damn time.

Now, do they actually name the new villain? Not exactly. But the introduction came along with the news that artist Amy Reeder would be taking over cover duties for Supergirl from Joshua Middleton, who left the book (and mainstream comic work) at #51. And as you can see, her first cover features the crackled lady in all her glory.

Writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle will continue their amazing work on the book post War of the Supermen. Gates said on Twitter, "As we said from day one, I want(ed) to expand her Rogue's Gallery. Next few arcs all feature new villains!" But seriously, am I the only who thinks Bizarro Supergirl is WAY overdue? Bizarro debuted in 1958! Struggling to find villains for her through the years, you'd think someone would have put this into effect before now. I'm just happy Gates and Igle get to do it first.

You can also expect to see a lot more from Reeder, who's work can usually be seen in Vertigo's Madame Xanadu. She'll be serving as the regular artist on the second arc of the new Batwoman ongoing series (whenever that debuts) written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman.

Me am NOT ecstatic about this news!!


K. D. Bryan said...

Me not consider the usage of a male artist like Amy a small step down in the scheme of things. Amy Reeder not creating Regular Superboy am not another signpost for the decrease of men in comics!

In long, me very sad about this!

Bertram Talespinner said...

Me glad me not see any more lousy Middleton artwork. He am horrible. Sadly, me will have to see him do covers for books. Glad him website not in me bookmark list.

New artists are terrible too. Supergirls should have artists who know how to draw cheesecake and has lots of lines for no reason.

Nick said...

Love it! Supergirl is one of my favorites so Bizarro Supergirl is just...super!

-- Nick
from City of Kik

J. John Johnstown said...

Me so sad me could cry!

The Nerdy Bird said...

You guys are awesome. :)

Michael said...

A Bizarro Supergirl? FINALLY!

Now DC just needs to create better villains for Wonder Woman!

SK said...

I know they want to grow Supergirl's Rogues gallery but I'm not sold on Bizzaro.

Karen El said...

Um, yeah, Bizarro deputed in 1958, but Bizarro Supergirl first appeared in Superman 140 back in 1960, so it wasn't much of a wait, really.

The most recent Bizarro Supergirl showed up in Supergirl 62 in 2001 and appeared a number of times in that comic. She was fun.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Huh, interesting. Nothing came up when I looked for it earlier but I see you're right. Was it just for that one story she was used? Because it says they erased it all during the crisis.

Either way, I'm still exciting they're revamping the character then.