Relaunching Supergirl when Superman’s not even established seems thoughtless. Thank goodness writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson are so dull they don’t even engage that question.
Their take on Supergirl is she’s a dumb teenage girl. If they made her like Paris Hilton–someone who turned herself into a brand–it might be interesting. Instead, she’s just a dumb girl.
They do, however, lift moments from Supreme Power and Red Son; their lack of ingenuity is universal, not just Kara.
DC should have hired a female writer. Or at least hired a guy with a teenage daughter. Green and Johnston’s insight into the female condition isn’t laughable. It would need to exist to be laughable.
Mahmud Asrar’s art is actually pretty good. There’s no reasonable explanation for Supergirl to dress like a hooker out of Blade Runner (except DC likes objectifying teenage girls). But Asrar probably didn’t do the redesign….