Despite the fact that the pilot episode leaked months ago and the show has been highly anticipated on social media, DC Comics was apparently taken completely by surprise by the fact that there might be some increased demand for a Supergirl comic after the launch of her TV show. According to a report on Bleeding Cool, DC is scrambling to create and release a Supergirl "digital first" comic as soon as possible to capitalize on the show's buzz. Rich Johnston also says that the comic will have "a female-friendly creative team to match," though we're not sure exactly what that means. Is it an all-woman creative team? An all-woman creative team that is extremely outgoing toward other women? A creative team that consists of the cast of Magic Mike with their shirts off? Perhaps it's just code for "a creative team that doesn't work for Eddie Berganza?" We suppose we'll find out what Johnston is talking about eventually.
In the meantime, Johnston reports that retailers can order the following Supergirl TPB collections at a big discount, as long as they order all of them together. Johnston attempted to dub this a TPBundle, provoking audible groans directly through the internet.
Showcase Presents: Supergirl TPB Vol. 1
Showcase Presents: Supergirl TPB Vol. 2
Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-heroes Vol. 4: Adult Education TPB
Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-heroes: Dominator War TPB
Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-heroes: Strange Visitor From Another Century TPB
Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-heroes: The Quest For Cosmic Boy TPB
Supergirl Power TPB
Supergirl Vol. 1: Last Daughter Of Krypton TPB
Supergirl Vol. 2: Girl In The World TPB
Supergirl Vol. 3: Sanctuary TPB
Supergirl: Beyond Good And Evil TPB
Supergirl: Candor TPB
Supergirl: Death And The Family TPB
Supergirl: Friends And Fugitives TPB
Supergirl: Way Of The World TPB
Superman/ Supergirl: Maelstrom TPB
In related DC News, sources tell The Outhouse that DC plans to stop publishing all of its Superman and Batman comics in February of next year, with one notable executive overheard to say, "I can't think of a single reason why people would be interested in buying these in March of 2016." We'll keep you updated.
UPDATE: In fact, you know what? On the same day that we learn DC was utterly trounced in the October sales charts by Marvel, unable to take even half the market share Marvel had and failing to get a single book in the top ten, we also earn that nobody over there even considered having a Supergirl comic on the stands when their massively popular and well-received TV show launched? RESET THE COUNTER! It has been ZERO DAYS!