Don’t expect to see a lot of DC Comics’ Supergirl grieving and crying over the recent death of her cousin Superman. “It’s all about her legacy and her strength and her power, especially now that Clark is gone,” says writer Steve Orlando. “She would be an icon whether Superman existed or not, because of what she’s went through and because she’s come out stronger on the other side.”
When Supergirl was re-introduced in DC’s New 52 reboot five years ago, Kara Zor-El was an angry, misunderstood teen who punched her cousin in the face right after meeting him. Now, the Maid of Might stars in a hit TV show where she’s a peppy, well-adjusted hero. Written by Steve Orlando, her newest DC Comics series aims to show how she’s maturing and shrug off the looming shadow of her now-dead cousin.