A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Friday, December 05, 2008

SuperGirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade

It seems all girls are asked to be supergirls nowadays, to want it all (Capitalism's take on feminism), expect it all, and do it all. So, maybe there will be a captive audience for the new Supergirl comic, featuring the title character as "an awkward teen heroine struggling to find her place in a boarding school full of friends and foes."

This Supergirl seems to be less eye-candy and more struggling everygirl with superpowers. Perhaps she'll bridge the gap left by The Powerpuff Girls, a television show and comics featuring three adorable elementary schoolers with an array of heroic talents. But, this series can also explore the "puberty set" of issues, something that would have been rather disconcerting to see from Blossom or Bubbles.

Here's hoping the series is a sleeper hit. It looks like the type of comic -- fun, hip, and finally audience aware -- that Supergirl has needed for years.

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