Friday, April 11, 2014

Supergirl - DC Comics

The Maid of Might, the Girl of Steel, Supergirl. Kara Zor-El was the cousin of Superman and was sent to Earth by her father and mother Zor-El and Alura to be raised by her cousin. But her capsule malfunctioned and where Kal-El made it here as an infant, Kara aged to her teenage years. Supergirl was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, debuted in 1959 and immediately made a HUGE splash. The fans loved her.

Of course the The New 52 has changed Kara quite a bit and she is no longer the happy go lucky teen she was. Thanks DC. You have a wonderful way of taking all the fun out of characters. You do realize when EVERYONE is as grim and dark as Batman, he won't be special anymore right?

Anyway, Kara as a Kryptonian has the full powers of Superman. But Kara may be even more powerful than her cousin. Superman has spent a lifetime holding back and trying not to hurt people or damage things with his powers. Kara has not had that benefit/holding back. When she cuts loose...she really cuts loose.

If you forget the 1984 film, Supergirl has fared pretty well in the media outside comics. She was good in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited, both times voiced by Nicholle Tom. She also did quite well in Smallville, with Laura Vandervoort playing a live action version of Supergirl. And if you wanna see a really fun Supergirl, check out the Super Best Friends Forever shorts DC made which should have been turned into a series.

Supergirl also appeared in the animated DC films, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Superman: Unbound and now she is getting her own CBS TV show.

Supergirl - DC Comics

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