Supergirl in Final Crisis #3

This issue features an amazing Supergirl cover, but Supergirl herself only appears briefly inside. However her initial appearance in Final Crisis gives Kara fans something juicy to contemplate: her apartment is littered with design sketches of what appears to be a new costume. Hurrah! After two years of wincing, can the belly top ‘n’ low-low riding skirt be disappearing? I don’t mind the top so much anymore, now that many artists have lowered its waistline and altered it to be a nifty V, but that skirt that sits barely above her pubic bone is just unbearable. Just move it closer to her waist, please! Every time I look at it I think how uncomfortable it would be, always riding up and needing to be tugged down again.

Looking at this panel we see that Kara has a wide range of artistic abilities: markers, a painting, cello guitar case, and a sewing machine (just purchased to whip up a new costume?) all appear. Of course we don’t know how good she is at music and sewing yet =) I assume the red skirt (on Kara, not in the sketch) is just a colouring error.

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary has a full review of this issue, which references numerous characters and events which only a reader who is deeply familiar with the DC universe would understand. I consider myself respectably knowledgeable, but I was quite lost at times! And is it too much to ask that we get an in-book translation of critical lines that appear in German?!


Michelle loves comics and code. A lifelong Superfamily fan, she’s been collecting comics for 20 years, and running Supergirl: Maid of Might since 2000.

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