Fans of the hit DC Comics series “Supergirl” on CBS would not be missing the Girl of Steel at all, despite the series’ first season coming to an end. Months before the second season premieres, the digital comic book “The Adventures of Supergirl” is set to be released with a physical copy that would hit comic book retailers on May 11.
Comic book writer Sterling Gates discussed his thoughts on the comic book’s physical release and how this kind of event would bridge the hiatus between the first season finale and the second season premiere.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Gates talked about “The Adventures of Supergirl.” To the uninitiated, Gates had been a writer for the “Supergirl” title of DC Comics, and the CBS TV series developed by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg based greatly on Gates’ works.
“I’m thrilled we’re getting physical copies,” Gates said, saying that the fans made this turn of events for the title possible. “That decision came out of fan support and retailer demand. It deviated our plans slightly, but for the most part, we knew we were always going to have a physical trade paperback… I love having physical copies of books. I’ve been a comic collector for 29 years now, so I love having physical books… I was really excited to hear DC announce that it was going to be a physical book. I think it’s really important to fans to have this book coming out, because it helps get them excited, as you’ve said, and it keeps this version of Supergirl in their heads across the summer.”
The release of the physical versions of the comic books will bridge the gap between the first and second seasons of the TV series. As explained by Gates, the release of the comics books aim to immortalize the world and the characters in the hearts and minds of the fans, despite the series going on a hiatus for each season.
“The hope is always to lead people back into the larger DCU, but at the same time, you want to tell a fun, engaging story with the characters as they’re appearing on TV every Monday night,” Gates shared.
“The Adventures of Supergirl” digital copies are available on ComiXology.