Okay so maybe I’m biased because Supergirl and I share the same first name but I have been looking forward to the new CBS show since it has been announced. We finally have a modern depiction of a female superhero! Let’s face it, more and more women are reading comic books these days and with the amount of comic book characters taking over TV, it was only a matter of time.
Supergirl is based off of the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El aka Superman’s biological cousin. After being sent away from Krypton, she finds herself being taken in by a family in National City. Now 24, Kara, played by actress Melissa Benoist, decides to embrace her powers instead hiding them. While working as an office assistant like a normal twenty-something, she also must balance her true superhero identity.
Fans may enjoy the fact that Dean Cain (previously played Superman) and Helen Slater (previously played Supergirl in 1984) play Kara’s foster parents. Also expect many DC characters to pop up here and there. With any new show, there is always a risk but I truly believe Supergirl will do just fine. Young girls and women deserve a show that focuses on a female as the main character, not just a sidekick or damsel in distress. Supergirl may not have a huge fan following but that gives the producers more of the opportunity to tell a new story.
If you are new fan or DC comic fanatic, I picked out some Entertainment Earth items you might want to consider adding to your collection to celebrate the release of Supergirl:
1. DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue
Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, this statue was inspired by pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. The porcelain statue measures over 10 ½ inches tall and would be a perfect addition to your collection. Order it here.
2. DC Comics Justice League Supergirl Bombshells Morphing Mug
Watch this black mug transform into vivid color when hot liquids is added. Featuring the bombshells pinup version of Supergirl, for any DC fan, don't miss out and order here.
3. Superman and Supergirl 8-Inch Action Figure Set (Yellow Card)
If you tend to gravitate more towards classic products, get your hands on this duo pack of 8-inch Superman and Supergirl figures. They come in limited edition packaging and "features cloth outfits, classic heads, and the original articulation." Order the set here.
4. Supergirl Chair Cape
Decorate your desk or office chair with this awesome new chair cape! Emblazoned with a huge Supergirl logo, the cape will fit on most chairs. A fun product at an affordable price, order one here.
5. Supergirl TV Series Statue
For a more modern version of Kara Zor-El, this statue features the likeness of actress Melissa Benoist, sculpted by artist Adam Ross and measures 12 ½ inches tall. Be one of the first and preorder now for an April 2016 delivery -- includes free shipping!
Just a heads up--Entertainment Earth is offering free shipping on in-stock items totaling more than $79 and select preorders will include free shipping as well (will be listed on page). If anything comes up at "temporarily out of stock," you can still order and it will be shipped when the product becomes available.
Upgrade your DC collection and don't forget to watch the Supergirl premiere, Monday October 26th at 8:30 p.m. on CBS! The new show will go back to its 8 p.m. regular time slot starting the following week!