by the amazing Amy Reeder— the unpublished cover for SUPERGIRL 62.
Would’ve been fun.
Actually, figure it’s way past time I told you what the plan was, right?
The idea for the story was pretty simple: Kara learns how to be a leader. She had, to that point, been almost exclusively used as either a solo character, or in a supporting role on a team. I felt like someone wearing that ‘S’ on their chest would find people looking to them for answers when things got bad.
The villain was intended to be the Luthor-Brainiac hybrid clone that Geoff Johns seeded in Adventure Comics. That scene in the one issue I did half of, with Lois running into the Planet offices, the original line was “Who here knew Lex Luthor had a son?”
The original hope had been to use Aqualad here, too.
The story beats that really stand out, to me:
I know I wanted to have a scene where the fight gets really hectic, and Impulse runs away, with Kara really calmly and sympathetically talking to her about it, just the two of them, in the aftermath. That was supposed to be the big moment that Kara comes into her own.
The entire team (except for Kara) were gonna get captured, and Kara would go to Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman for advice— and from there, putting together ANOTHER team to rescue them (I forget who all was on that one- Black Alice, Klarion, Shining Knight, Arrowette, I think).
The whole thing would climax at the launch party for the Flyover app, and the last scene was Impulse pulling Damian onto the dancefloor.
My secret hope was that the whole thing could work as a back-door pilot of sorts for a new Young Justice series.
That obviously didn’t happen :)
DC, can we just have a separate universe for this team? A Universe that’s a continuation of Pre-New 52 New Earth (but were characters like Liam and Sue Dibny are alive and all those shitty events didn’t happen) that focuses on these characters! Pretty please? I’ll buy 2 of every issue!