I did see Rampage and Moyer as a sort of dark reflection of what could have happened to Kara had she not received the Danvers’ love and support when she arrived. Granted, it’s not like those 2 had no support system at all, but when it’s just the 2 of them against continual oppression, the odds are less likely that they’ll both turn out alright. Kara does kind of address this, and it’s a good reminder that the things that make a hero aren’t just internal. Your character is obviously a significant part of that, but even the best people can be led astray if they don’t have the right support. If Kara had been living w/ a less loving family when she 1st got to earth, it’s entirely possible that she could’ve ended up going down a darker path. In that sense, I thought the Rampage arc was an effective, albeit kind of simple, way to convey that message
If you had asked me this back in season 1, I probably would’ve said yes. But now that the show’s progressed well beyond that, I’m not sure they’d be great fits. I did like Rampage as a villain and thought she was written well, but the problem would come through showing her in her full alien form. They’d probably either have to keep her in her more human appearance a majority of the time or risk not giving her good enough CG to make her look convincing. This is one of many benefits of comics/animation over live action – you can create literally anything you can imaging w/out risking certain elements looking out of place. As for Vril, I just think the show has enough Brainiacs between Indigo, Brainy and all his doppelgängers
I’m a little conflicted on this, but I feel like a little more consistency would’ve made these issues at least a bit stronger and more cohesive. On the one hand, I always like it when I dive into a new title and recognize at least one of the artists’ work, so seeing four notable names was definitely pretty interesting, especially Lupacchino. It’s also nice because having people like this can also help boost the title’s status.
That said, it can also be kind of jarring going through four artists in just six issues, which are already somewhat shorter than regular-sized comics in this case. You can have artists w/ similar styles, but there’s only so much common ground this many pencilers will be able to find in their art. I’m glad Bengal was able to do the opening issues w/ Rampage, but I just found it odd that the next three each had a different artist. I’d be curious to see if that was a creative decision or if scheduling/availability necessitated such changes
Absolutely, and I’m surprised we really haven’t gotten much at all since this and Dark Archer, w/ the Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-ins being the only exception I can remember. It’s possible that maybe they weren’t selling all that well, but that could be easily fixed through better promotion, especially if you advertised even a little bit during commercial breaks on the shows. You can still get some of the show’s writers to do some short scripts and bring in some talented artists to tell stories of these characters we’ve grown to love. It’d be especially great to see more insight into their adventures while everyone’s gone for so long, though any current effort to bring these back wouldn’t lead to us seeing any new titles until after the shows return (not that I’d complain in that instance). The Arrowverse is obviously going through a transitionary period, but w/ several shows still going strong and new ones on the horizon, it also doesn’t seem to be winding down either. W/ that in mind, it’d make sense to try drawing more viewers into comics through tie-ins like these, as it’d reward both newcomers and veteran fans alike
I’m defeintely upset to see the show end, but probably for different reasons than most others. I think the real story of Supergirl’s run is that of missed potential. After season 4 aired, which I absolutely loved, I was so excited for the show’s future. Between some truly compelling storylines and great character development, I thought the show was on top of the Arrowverse and really primed to go on a fantastic run. But then season 5 aired, and I thought the whole thing was just so uneven that it ended up being my least favorite season. There were just too many confusing storylines, instances of Leviathan being confusing, boring or both, out of character moments and instances where characters’ developments were sidelined in favor of elements I had no interest in seeing.
Still, I wanted to believe that the series could correct course over the course of several seasons, but now it’ll never have that chance. Even if the last season pulls an Arrow and makes the last season fantastic, I still feel like there was so much more potential that we’ll just never get to see. Characters like Nia and Kelly could’ve had a lot more time to make their mark on television since we don’t get to characters like them very much, but now we just have to take what we can get. I feel like a lot of people are going to give Supergirl a pass because it does seem like an incredibly progressive show on the surface, but simply having these interesting characters as part of your representation isn’t the same as utilizing them properly. We shouldn’t be content w/ simply having these elements introduced at all, we should still be demanding compelling stories, character development and representation. These are things I really feel Supergirl failed to consistently deliver last season, and it’s just a shame that the show will be ending before it has a chance to restore that consistency