DC Comics held their “DC All Access: No Boundaries” panel on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con, with “Supergirl” writer Steve Orlando giving those in attendance a few bits of information on Kara Zor-El’s new adventures.
“It’s been a while since she’s had a book. It’s been an interesting take to unify the impressions people have of the character. She’s been around for such a long time!”
Orland also revealed that a Kryptonian werewolf (a character who has’t been seen in the comic books since 1979), will make an appearance in “Supergirl: Rebirth #1”.
“Strength means so much more. It means compassion,” he said. “Plenty of people will catch the bad guy and send him to jail, but Kara will catch the bad guy and send him to jail and check up with him two weeks later… The Girl of Steel to me doesn’t just mean to me bullets bouncing off her chest; it’s her resolve.”
“Unlike Superman, her experience is so much more real… Kara had a life on Krypton. She had friends. She had teachers… I think that informs her whole perspective,” he added.
“We’ll be digging in a little bit with Cyborg Superman. We know that [he is Zor-El] as readers, but she does not,” he revealed. “Despite being a killer robot, he’s extremely relatable… There’s no price he wouldn’t pay [to protect his daughter]. He wanted to save her. He wants to make up for lost time.”
“I think it’s definitely [a good jumping on point] for new readers,” he said. “Supergirl is about hope. Supergirl is about compassion… The show gets it.”