Supergirl by Peter David
Many Happy Returns

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Written by Peter David; ART and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei In stores July 9. Collecting the hard-to-find final 6 issues of SUPERGIRL, #75-80, in one handy volume featuring an intro by Peter David and a new cover by Ed Benes! There are two Supergirls...but which one's the real deal? Linda Danvers isn't sure whether Kara Zor-El is for real, but she plans to find out. Can both of them survive the confrontation? For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7x10, 144pg, FC

About Peter David

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Peter David was born September 23, 1956 in New Jersey, and raised in Pennsylvania. David originally tried to work in Journalism but finally got a job at Marvel Comics as Asst. Direct Sales Manager. He wrote some "fill in" comics for Spider-man and eventually got to the point where he was the regular writer for several titles. David has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. His greatest fame comes from the Star Trek novels, where he is the most popular writer of the series, with Imzadi being one of the best selling Star Trek novels of all time. David is also co-creator and author of the bestselling New Frontier series for Pocket Books and has also had short stories appear in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. David had an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens and many others. He has also written comic book-related novels, such as The Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited the Ultimate Hulk short story collection. His opinion column "But I Digress" has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyers Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paper's consistently most popular feature and was also collected into a trade paperback edition. Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has also written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series Crusade, as well as the animated series Roswell. David has also written several films for Full Moon Entertainment and co-produced two of them, including two installments in the popular Trancers series as well as the science fiction western spoof Oblivion, which won the Gold Award at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival for best Theatrical Feature Film, Fantasy/Horror category. David has won many other awards including the Haxtur Award 1996 in Spain, Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 award in Australia, Favorite International Writer; Comic Buyers Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favorite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series for Starfleet Academy, 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993.
Published August 1, 2003 by DC Comics. 144 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Trying to revitalize sales of the most recent version of Supergirl, writer David resurrected the original version (Kara Zoe-El, Superman's blonde Kryptonian cousin) and dropped her next to the contemporary Supergirl (Linda Danvers, brunette Earthling).

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Beginning with issue #34, Sterling Gates takes over the reins of the strip as the writer, and he’s bringing a ton of Superman lore, new villains, new plotlines, a new secret identity, and an honest teen girl perspective to Supergirl.

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Consider this final exchange between Supergirl and The Fatalist, after she has sacrificed her conscience by sending Kara to her death: Supergirl: What was the purpose of this...

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She knows that Linda sacrificed herself for her, and she hasn't yet been able to tell Linda's parents--who are both at the hospital as Linda's mother goes into labor!

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And best of all, no one is running some stupid contest to see how many issues it sells against something else (unless David plans on writing two competing Supergirl titles, but...

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