Welcome to our inaugural Girl Power! edition of the DCU Book Club. Once a month, taking the place of a week of regular book club, we will focus the wonderful ladies of the DCU. Whether they are a hero or a villain, Girl Power! selections will be all about them.
To kick us off, we’ll read the girl of power herself: Power Girl
Did you know?
Power Girl first appeared in ALL STAR COMICS #58, 1976.
Here’s an excerpt from DCU Encyclopedia’s Power Girl Introduction:
"The family tree of the House of El is a complicated thing in its own right, but it becomes even more so when the Multiverse is involved. Kara Zor-L is the cousin of Superman. But this version of Kara is actually the Supergirl from Earth-Two, making her biologically identical to the Supergirl we know and love, yet completely different.
Kara became stranded on Earth-Prime after the Crisis on Infinite Earths. There was already an active Kara Zor-El on this Earth, but Earth-Two’s Kara went by the code name Power Girl, and the civilian name Karen, to conceal her identity and prevent confusion. Karen’s different life experiences gave her a much different outlook than her doppelgänger, and a unique fighting style to match."
Wanna learn more? Check out the full DCU Encyclopedia Power Girl entry here: Power Girl
Throughout the week, please feel free to share:
- Is this your first time reading a Power Girl comic?
- When and how did you first become aware of Power Girl?
- How do you describe Power Girl’s personality?
Our spoiler discussion kicks off this Friday (January 11) at 5p.m. EST and lasts all weekend. Feel free to leave spoiler-free thoughts throughout the week.
Questions, Comments, Concerns? Feel free to reach out to me, JLWWSM, on Discord: https://discord.gg/SUs87JP