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April 2019 Comic & Graphic Novels

Supergirl Vol. 1: The Killers of Krypton
By (author): Marc Andreyko Illustrated by: Kevin MaGuire
9781401289188 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes Apr 30, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 6.63 x 10.13 x 0.38 in 160 pages DC Comics
Spinning out of the epic Man of Steel miniseries, Kara Zor-El learned that her home planet of Krypton wasn’t destroyed by natural forces…it was murdered by a bloodthirsty warlord named Rogol Zaar! But when Kara turns up evidence that Zaar wasn’t working alone, she’s determined to chase the conspiracy wherever it leads—even to the edges of the universe!

Armed with nothing but a Kryptonian space cruiser, Rogol Zaar’s mysterious axe and her faithful companion Krypto, Supergirl heads off into the cosmos in search of answers. But there are powerful forces who don’t want the truth about Krypton to be discovered, and they’re throwing every obstacle they can in Kara’s path to impede her investigation.

Now, to bring Krypton’s killers to justice, Supergirl will have to face down an entire planet of Green Lanterns…including her friends. Her path will take her from a bar for alien criminals to the middle of a civil war in the Vega system.

And—worst of all—it will take her home. To the ruins of Krypton…and an asteroid field of deadly Kryptonite!

The new creative team of writer Marc Andreyko (Death of Hawkman, Manhunter) and artist Kevin Maguire (Justice League International) blast Kara off on a brand-new mission…and a perfect jumping-on point for fans of the Supergirl TV series on The CW! Collects Supergirl #21-26.

Spins off of the events of Brian Michael Bendis’ Man of Steel graphic novel, in which the status quo for both Superman and Supergirl was completely changed!

Brian Michael Bendis is a generational talent whose transition from Marvel to DC Comics was national news

An all-new jumping-on point for any reader

Supergirl was one of the highest-rated new shows of the 2015-2016 season and moved to The CW Network for the 2016-2017 season

Written by Marc Andreyko, the organizer behind Love is Love, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling graphic novel anthology benefiting the victims, survivors, and families of the Orlando Pulse tragedy in 2016.

Andreyko is also known for his hugely successful work on the Manhunter series.

Featuring art from legendary illustrator Kevin Maguire (Justice League International)

Rated T

Collects SUPERGIRL #21-26

Marc Andreyko is a comic book and screenplay writer, known for writing the 2000s ongoing series Manhunter for DC Comics. He co-created (with artist Jesus Saiz) Kate Spencer, the title character of the series, the first female character to carry the long-running legacy. Andreyko co-wrote the graphic novel Torso with Brian Michael Bendis, for which he was nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize Awarded by the Audience and the Prize for Scenario (script). He co-created, with P. Craig Russell, an Eisner- and Harvey-winning one-shot for Marvel Comics featuring Dr. Strange entitled What Is It that Disturbs You, Stephen? He has written comics for other publishers, including Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing and Todd McFarlane Productions/Image Comics.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Author Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Marketing: National advertising: Goodreads in-book advertising, Comic Book Resources, IGN, Newsarama

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Digital ARC available January 2018

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Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage

Extensive online support including EW, USA TODAY, PopMatters, Ain’t IT Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comic Vine, Newsarama and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites

Author Social Media: @marcandreyko
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