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Week 2 of DC's upcoming Convergence titles hits stores on April 15th, and one of the books offered is SUPERGIRL: MATRIX written by Keith Giffen and featuring the art of Timothy Green II. Giffen answered a few of our questions about the book and we got a look at some interior art.

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COMIC VINE: What's going on in this Convergence story?

KEITH GIFFEN: What? Tell you the story then totally remove any reason to buy the book?

Well, except for Tim's artwork, which is, pretty much, worth the price of admission alone.

CV: Do you feel like a void is being filled in fans' hearts because Ambush Bug is going to be in this comic?

KG: I have no idea how to answer this. There's a void? In people's hearts? Because of Ambush Bug?

AWESOME!

CV: The team up between Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug is an interesting one. How did this come about?

KG: I told Dan to give me the characters no one else wanted to work on.

No... really, that's how I got them.

CV: Were there any changes to the look of these characters in the initial design for this book?

KG:Luthor. We originally drew him in bald but Dan wanted the hippy Luthor so... Y'know, he probably didn't want us messing with a bald guy.

Y'know.

Him being, like, bald 'n' all?

CV: What were all of you excited about when it comes to working on this book?

KG: No one said anything about being excited. I mean, not to me they didn't. Just the usual "don't f**k up".

I get that a lot.

CV: Will Supergirl be wearing her "iconic" red headband?

KG: There's an iconic Supergirl headband?

I'm going to guess the answer to that is no.

Supergirl commenting on the fact everyone forgot about her 80s headband
Supergirl commenting on the fact everyone forgot about her 80s headband

Thanks to Keith Giffen for answering our questions and make sure to check out CONVERGENCE: SUPERGIRL: MATRIX #1 on April 15th.

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#1 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

interesting . especially with a supergirl book entitled : matrix

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#2 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I told Dan to give me the characters no one else wanted to work on.

lol, that's actully pretty cool

Have to say though, seeing this only makes me feel sad knowing we won't have a Supergirl comic after Convergence, especially since Supergirl was so so good. It was probably my favorite series along with Sinestro.

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#3 Posted by stonehero (1 posts) - - Show Bio

This Supergirl was created by a lex Luthor from an alternate World using a 'Matrix' type of device.

@soa said:

interesting . especially with a supergirl book entitled : matrix

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#4 Posted by 2cool4fun (2418 posts) - - Show Bio

Y'know.

Him being, like, bald 'n' all?

This killed me xD

This guy seems like a funny dude, let's hope he can write a mean story.

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#6 Posted by greenarrowfan12 (716 posts) - - Show Bio

I told Dan to give me the characters no one else wanted to work on.

lol, that's actully pretty cool

Have to say though, seeing this only makes me feel sad knowing we won't have a Supergirl comic after Convergence, especially since Supergirl was so so good. It was probably my favorite series along with Sinestro.

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#8 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@greenarrowfan12: I saw that, I frequent the Supergirl fan blog, however I'm still not happy because I know it will be different and chances are it won't have the same creative team (I already know the artist is heading over to Starfire).

Although if it has the same writers, and very little is changed, then I will be fine with it. Hopefully DC just wants a good jumping on point for new readers considering she has a show.

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#9 Posted by donmeca2020 (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

ahhh i remember the red headed Lex Luthor.... while he seemed semi good, he always had another motive of some sort.

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#10 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

Matrix didn't wear the headband, right? That was Earth-One Kara.

Anyway, really looking forward to this issue, it's one of my most anticipated.

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#11 Posted by lagozzino (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@soa: the "Matrix" Supergirl was the first post-crisis supergirl. She wasn't actually a person, and more of a shapeshifting protoplasm that took on the shape of a human. She was the Supergirl that briefly joined the Teen Titans in the early 90s.
In the mid-90s, Peter David had Matrix merge with a regular human, Linda Danvers, leading to the version of Supergirl with the flaming wings that you posted.

Toward the end of Peter David's Supergirl series (which, by the way, is one of the best comic runs I've ever read, and it is an absolute crime that it hasn't been collected in its entirety), Matrix split off from Linda, merged with someone else, and disappeared off the face of the DC universe.

And now you know :)

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#12 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagozzino: im aware, i was hoping this would be the return of matrix the protoplasm

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#13 Posted by mak13131313 (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good.

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#14 Posted by lagozzino (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@soa said:

@lagozzino: im aware, i was hoping this would be the return of matrix the protoplasm

Uhhh, it is. I was trying to point out the differences between just Matrix, and Linda Danvers merged with Matrix since you seemed confused (the first pic you posted is of Linda, and the second is of Matrix, but you seemed like you thought they were the same Supergirl). Sorry for the misunderstanding then :)

In any case, yeah, this Convergence tie-in is indeed about Matrix.

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#15 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagozzino: yay! and sorry about the confusion lol

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#16 Posted by RedHush1 (162 posts) - - Show Bio

This guy seems pretty funny xD may have to pick up the book

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#17 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I miss this version of Supergirl a lot.

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#18 Posted by Mokey (195 posts) - - Show Bio

Keith Giffen, always good for a laugh. One of my favorites in the industry. If you want to get a taste of his writing go read the original Justice League International or more recently: Justice League 3000.

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#19 Posted by PenguinDust (8734 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool, I remember the Matrix version of Supergirl. Even though I have enjoyed the New 52 version which felt a bit more traditional, I'll welcome her back in any form following the re-boot.

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#20 Edited by consafo80 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll get anything by Keith Giffen so will be getting this.

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#21 Posted by charlieboy (7179 posts) - - Show Bio

This version of Supergirl definitely takes me back to the 90's.

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