COMICS: Supergirl is James Gordon’s Daughter In ‘Gotham City Garage’
Supergirl, a mainstay of the the DC universe ever since her first appearance in Action Comics #252 is now being utilized as the heart of DC’s newest alternate universe Gotham City Garage and, surprisingly, will be both the first superhero in this AU and the daughter of James Gordon.
Writers Jackson Lansing and Collin Kelly, in an interview with Screen Rant, say that it’s “a coming of age story for both Kara Gordon and her sister, Barbara. A sibling duo fans could only previously have dreamed of, but one that sounds like it will do justice to the skills and agency of both. Albeit in a very, very different version of the DC Universe.”
When further asked about the status of both Barbara and Kara within this AU, the writers stated: “We can’t give too much away because that’s a little bit of a secret in our first couple issues, but what we can say is the two got raised as sisters. Kara Gordon is the daughter of Jim Gordon who is himself still police commissioner of the LEXES city state. So while Barbara went and worked for The Bat, Kara was just a tech, she has a normal job working a totally normal nine to five. She literally programs the little mind control machines that are in everybody’s brains. She does tech support for everyone’s mind control device. But she has always felt like an outsider; always felt like there was something different about her. She has that feling that I think any young person has growing up into a more corporate society, when they realize once I become a cog in this machine, is that all I am? And Barbara has a place that is fulfilling for her, but Kara doesn’t. And when Kara realizes that there is more to life than this, that’s the meat of our whole first issue. She’s going to seek out something different.”
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Source: Screen Rant