Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s recurring guest star of Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and featured point of discussion on the 7/10 episode of DC Daily… Supergirl!
After three weeks of solid action and adventure starring Superman, this week’s focus shifts to the last son of Krypton’s ensemble of allies with Supergirl being the first to garner this particular spotlight due to 2019 marking 60 years of her wonderful adventures in comics and beyond.
To commemorate her anniversary, a multimedia adventure is on-tap and here’s what to watch and read:
-From Superman: The Animated Series, “Little Girl Lost” parts one and two (season 2, episodes 27 and 28)
-Superman Adventures #'s 21 and 39 (best read after viewing Little Girl Lost)
-Supergirl (1996-2003) #'s 75-80
Little Girl Lost was Supergirl’s very first debut on television (animated or otherwise) and the beginning of her adventures in the DC Animated Universe. What’d you think of her introductory TV adventure and how she was adapted for the DCAU?
Superman Adventures #39 picks up where #21 left off and features one of Superman’s most legendary adversaries, one that has surprisingly never appeared in any other DCAU productions.
What are your thoughts on this character’s appearance in this issue and would you like to see them in a future DCAU production?
- In the comics and beyond, Supergirl has sported a wide variety of costumes (and identities) over her 60 year history. Her STAS outfit was created for the series and later made its comic book debut in Supergirl (1996-2003) #51, with its final mainstream DC continuity appearance in #80 of the same series.
That said, what do you think of Kara’s STAS/comic costume and where do you rank it amongst your favorite looks for her?
- Beyond Supergirl’s 60th anniversary, another theme for this week is beginnings and endings. Supergirl’s TV adventures began in STAS in 1998, while the comic book adventures of the Linda Danvers Supergirl ended in 2003 in the Many Happy Returns arc of her ongoing series (as stated above, issues 75-80), which was penned by Peter David and drawn by Ed Benes.
Did the Linda Danvers Supergirl get a satisfactory conclusion in her final comic story? Do you think Linda’s decision to try and spare Kara was wise or, given how it could have had dire consequences for the multiverse, foolhardy?
Spoilers are welcome in this discussion which concludes next Friday, the 19th. Get your cape on and let’s take flight into the adventures of Supergirl!