Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a new 8-issue series within DC’s recently-launched Infinite Frontier era, will launch in June from writer Tom King, artist Bilquis Evely, and colorist Mat Lopes, the publisher announced Wednesday.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 is slated to hit shops June 15, launching a story that will take Kara Zor-El and her frequent sidekick the superdog Krypto back into space. The duo was most-recently in space as part of a story that tied into the Brian Michael Bendis Superman run, which saw Kara tangling with new Superfamily foe, Rogol Zaar. This time around, it seems poised to be lighter on big space punching and heavier on malaise, or perhaps — dare I say — ennui.
Here’s the first part of the Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow announcement press release’s plot description:
Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but has recently found her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame.
The story for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow also seems poised to perhaps introduce a new character to Supergirl’s world in the form of another space traveling companion. The second part of the PR:
Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission: her world has been destroyed and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now, a Kryptonian, a dog and an angry heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core!
The artwork for this new series stands to be fantastic, with Evely and Lopes ranking as one of the finest duos currently working in mainstream comics. The duo has most recently teamed on a stint of Detective Comics issues, having before that illustrated The Sandman sequel, The Dreaming. King, meanwhile, probably by now has a shelf full of Eisner Awards for work on series like The Vision and Mister Miracle. He’s currently writing a trio of maxiseries for DC: Strange Adventures, Batman/Catwoman, and Rorschach (no word yet on whether this series will be a big one).
The cover for the first issue can be found below: