Supergirl¬†premiers on CBS October 26th, 2015 and in a brand new video Kara Zor-El’s origin is explained for the Girl of Steel’s latest audience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89lHD_vB2E

Comics fans will be happy to notice that many of the beats from Kara’s on page origin will remain preserved as she flies onto the small screen, although with the notable absence of Argo City.

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Ashley Victoria Robinson

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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian girl by day and Robin by night. She lives in Los Angeles now and stars as Ensign Williams in THE RED SHIRT DIARIES, co-hosts the GEEK HISTORY LESSON podcast and writes for Top Cow.

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2 Comments

  1. StellarLeader
    September 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    “This video is not available” :(

  2. Doug Romshe
    September 14, 2015 at 11:56 pm — Reply

    As strong an advocate for accuracy to the source material as I am, my fear for this show is that it will reflect too accurately Supergirl’s origin in the real world. She was created in a post-Wertham world, much like several other female counterparts of established male heroes, in an attempt to bring in female readers and show that the superhero game was not the “boys’ club” it had been accused of being. Like the other female versions of their male inspiration, Supergirl did not thrive in her cousin’s shadow and has been a damsel or martyr as much as she’s been a hero. I yearn for a superhero property, movie OR television, based around a strong female character and I don’t know how strong this Supergirl can be when, in the end, she’s still being portrayed as a “kid sister” type, trying to emulate the actions, costume, and even the lifestyle of her deified “older brother” analogue. But maybe these are the familiar bricks that need to be laid before the general audience is ready for a female hero who exists on her own merit. I’m certainly going to watch the show and judge it, without prejudice, by its quality and not its origin. I’m all for anything that leads us in the right direction as far as the representation of strong females that, in Hollywood adaptations, has lagged forty years behind the comics industry itself.

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