So this week the new Supergirl TV show premieres. I'm mildly excited about it. I've heard good things from those who watched the leaked pilot (I abstained and will be watching it live to give the show ratings). I imagine there are some other fans out there, so here are some things to check out to tide you over during the season while waiting for new episodes.
That's right, Lois Lane has gotten her own YA series. The first one is pretty cool and I definitely believe this is a teen Lois. There's a second book coming out next year in May.
Not to be outdone by the competition, Marvel is also throwing their hat into the YA book market, and releasing a Black Widow focused book. It just got released this past month. I've heard mostly good things. It's to be reviewed as soon I can get a copy. Another note: there's also a Captain Marvel YA series starting. ;dances a happy jig;
If non-fiction is more your thing, definitely check out this book on how Wonder Woman came to be.
This one sounds like it's a little similar to the above book, but goes into superheroines other then Wonder Woman, including our girl Kara.
If you are a graphic novel reader (and if you're looking forward to Supergirl, I'm assuming you are to some extent), you've likely heard about this series. Rest assured, it's awesome. Definitely check it out if you can.
Superman is...sort of involved in Supergirl's life (it depends on the version of Superman we're going with, honestly). It might be a good idea to look into big blue before watching Supergirl. Word on the street is, he might be making one or two cameos on the show.
The Supergirl comics mythos/backstory is...complicated what with all of DCs retcons. The new 52 definitely has its faults, but this is probably the best place to start if you're unfamiliar with Kara and would like to read her comics before watching the show.
Awesome urban fantasy series dealing with a world where there are superheroes. This series deserves way more love then it gets.
Another example of Marvel/DC trying their hand at books, this is a new middle-grade series taking place in the Marvel verse about a group of kids discovering they have powers. There's only one book so far, book two comes out in January.
Another awesome DC superheroine is Batgirl. Her comic book counterpart is so much better then any version we've gotten on TV or film. Perhaps if Supergirl does well, we could finally get the Barbara Gordon on TV that we deserve.