Gotham’s Supergirl is back with a brand new (and mystery) costume
Gotham Girl may slightly favor Supergirl, but a back-up story in Detective Comics will show what she’s made of when drawn into a bizarre murder mystery.
the Gotham City lookalike super girl finally makes a comeback and brings a mystery with it. With all the powers of a Kryptonian and all the damage of living in Dark Knight City, girl from gotham will headline a backup story in the pages of Detective comics. However, her future in Gotham will depend on her ability to solve a murder case in which she happens to be a key player.
Claire Clover, aka Gotham Girl, was created by Tom King and David Finch for their first arc in Batman Vol. 3. She possesses the powers of a Kryptonian thanks to an experiment she participated in with her brother, Hank, who served as her partner in crime-fighting Gotham. After Gotham’s death, Gotham Girl found herself manipulated by Batman of the Flashpoint universe, turning her from Batman’s ally to villain. Although she was eventually freed from the manipulations of Thomas Wayne, Gotham Girl struggled with guilt and depression over what had happened to her and Hank. Now she has the chance to explore those feelings in a new story.
As part of DC’s April solicitations, Detective comic #1059 by Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas, Ivan Reis, Danny Miki will present a backup story, “Gotham Girl: Interrupted” by Sina Grace and David Lapham. A variant cover features the new Gotham Girl, sporting shorter hair, a new mask, and a stylish top with her Super Family-style crest emblazoned on her shoulder. The information disseminated mentions “super-powered Claire Clover returns to the town that helped ruin her life… to seek psychiatric treatment at the new Arkham Tower.“Claire is in for some tough times ahead, however, like her return”is rocked by a murder mystery, she finds someone unexpected at the crime scene…herself.”
While her outfit is certainly a step in forging her own path as a hero, Gotham Girl’s throwback looks help her move forward as a character by forcing her to face her worst fears. There have already been discussions about whether the new Arkham Tower will be able to actually help its many residents, instead of being the revolving door that was Arkham Asylum. Gotham Girl’s Search for a Cure shows that she’s willing to work through the trauma she suffered the last time she was in Gotham. And while she may be at the center of a crime, Batman and his allies already have the new sanity facility on their radar. If there’s one person Claire trusts, it’s Bruce Wayne, so maybe the two are about to get together is a good thing for her.
Gotham Girl having to solve such a complex puzzle is a challenge, but if she succeeds, she could prove to the Bat-Family that she is a worthy ally and a potential future member. While Claire may have the powers of super girl, Girls of Gotham will have to appeal to the faculties of deduction to solve such a curious case.
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