So the other day I was on the DC Comics main website, mostly to check on what books were coming out the following week. While perusing, I noticed they have 'character' pages available, sort of an electronic Who's Who to give a thumbnail history of a character.
I found it a little interesting that the one picture they have of her has her in the Michael Turner costume from 2004. That is two costumes ago, maybe three if you consider the changes that Jamal Igle made to it back in the day.
But I figured that the Turner picture is somewhat iconic for Kara Zor-El's return to the DCU so maybe I could understand.
Then I read the text ...
This sounds like it was written in 2004. Or maybe at the beginning of her New 52 run. All the edgy buzzwords are there. Attitude and rebellion. A lonely girl on a reluctant new home. Lacking her cousin's self-restraint. More dangerous than Superman. Disconnected.
That is what made Supergirl's return in the early Loeb era solo book and the early New 52 book so unlikeable. She hated Earth and was angry. There were covers of her crushing Earth in her hand. She didn't speak our language for years. She called Earth a sweaty mudball and was willing to help H'El in any way.
But those stories are years behind us.
And Rebirth happened. And she is truly on a new path.
I don't know if all the character pages are as outdated as this. But if you are looking to learn about Supergirl you might go to the DC Homepage. And you'd find this ...