PreviewsWorld.com has published an interview with writer Mariko Tamaki in which she talks about “Supergirl: Being Super”, the upcoming 4-issue miniseries that sits outside regular comic book continuity. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
PREVIEWSworld: Kara has a long history in the DC Universe. Before committing yourself to words on the page for this book, did you reflect on any previous works to get a feel for her character? Were there any previous books or stories that stood out for you? Or did you approach this book raw, and fly solo?
Mariko Tamaki: I did quite a bit of research before I started outlining and writing these issues. When I started writing, I wanted to try as much as possible to create something that was true to the original vision, but also it’s own thing. Which is tricky, obviously. Working on this project I had amazing editors, Paul Kaminski and Andrew Marino, who were an invaluable resource and kept me in the proper universe with all its qualities and boundaries.
PREVIEWSworld: Who are the people in Kara’s life? Who is her moral support? Is anyone encouraging her to do more, or telling her to pull back from stepping off that cliff?
Mariko Tamaki: Kara is pretty lucky. She has awesome friends and amazing parents who love and support her. Writing friends is one of my favorite things to do, and this comic is no exception. That said, Kara lives a very complicated life, so even with all of that she has her own private struggles.
Look for the first issue of the 4-part “Supergirl: Being Super” miniseries to be released on December 28.