Writer Tom King adds another hero to his repertoire as a new miniseries for the Maid of Might begins with her powerless on an alien world.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow 1
Written by Tom King
Pencils and Inks by Bilquis Evely
Colors by Mat Lopes
Since DC Comics brought Kara Zor-El back from the dead almost 20 years ago, it feels like every few years there’s a new take on Supergirl changes aspects about her character. Even with a successful TV show on the CW, which is now one of the cornerstones of the ARROWVERSE, the comic book version of the character lacks a defined direction that can sustain more than a couple dozen issues at a time.
Enter Tom King. The writer has managed to produce epic and (mostly) well-received takes on Batman, Mister Miracle and now Adam Strange over the last few years. Now, he’s taking Supergirl and Krypto on a new journey far away from the confusion of finding her place on Earth. Surely, this can’t go badly for the character, right?
Supergirl isn’t really even the focus of this first issue. Instead, the opening chapter of King’s latest miniseries is mostly about the alien girl who seems to be Supergirl’s sidekick for this story. Ruthye Marye Knoll is on a hunt of revenge against a kingsagent who murdered her father and is looking for a sword for hire to kill the man. She happens upon Supergirl and Krypto in a tavern, because under this planet’s red sun, Supergirl can get drunk and she is celebrating her 21st birthday. Alone.
Supergirl saves Ruthye from one of the mercenaries she tries to hire and in turn Ruthye helps Supergirl nurse the hangover she gets from her birthday binge. But Ruthye also gets Supergirl and Krypto shot with several arrows from the kingsagent who killed Ruthye’s father, which actually hurts Kara Zor-El because she’s under a red sun. And then, Supergirl loses the space craft she used to get to the planet while she and Krypto are bleeding out.
It’s probably the worst 21st birthday ever. And King still has seven more issues to top it!