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!!