The Hollywood Reporter has released information and images for an upcoming four-issue miniseries titled “Supergirl: Being Super”, which will be penned by award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (“This One Summer”), with art by Joelle Jones.
Set outside of regular continuity, the series will offer an updated take on Kara Zor-El’s earliest days on Earth.
“I was approached by DC awhile ago, and it was a project that I was interested in,” Tamaki tells Heat Vision about the origins of the series. “Of all the DC characters, Supergirl was always one who’s stood out to me. I was really excited when they approached me.” Jones – who signed an exclusive contract with DC this summer – joined the project after Tamaki was on board, putting the decision down to a simple fact: in addition to liking Supergirl as a character, she says, “I’m a fan of Mariko.”
Being Super will skew away from what people expect from a superhero origin story, with Tamaki citing some surprising influences on her work in the series. “I come from a very John Hughes place, because I’m very old and that’s my starting point for starting to talk about adolescence,” she jokes, adding, “There’s something about taking a weekend in someone’s life and just focusing on what happens in that time. Although, obviously, if you’re writing about superheroes, then about 10 times more things can happen than would if you’re a regular kid living in Toronto, Canada.”
Look for the first issue of the 4-part “Supergirl: Being Super” to be released on December 28.