Supergirl/Batgirl (Girl duo)
Superboy II/Red Robin (Young duo)
Power Girl/Huntress (Earth 2 duo)
Superboy III/Robin (Sons duo)
Bizarro/Red Hood (Dark duo)
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No, this is not a versus thread.
I have read the "Superman Vs. Shazam" TPB's first story and I quite liked it. It was very entertaining, and there was something I wish we got more from.
And no, it is not Superman/Shazam fights.
I'm talking about interactions between Otto Binders' best gals.
(So there are not misunderstandings regarding the panel above: Mary is wearing red shorts under her skirt. Can we get our minds out of the gutter and back into the topic now? Thank you)
I really enjoyed seeing both girls working together, and I'd love seeing more team-ups between them. As far as I can say -although I'm surely wrong-, there has only been three SG/MM interactions: "When the Worlds Collide" -this story-, a 90's storyline which did not even feature Kara, and Final Crisis which... was not a good moment.
In my opinion, a waste.
@Faze7023 , I know you are not very keen on Pre-Crisis stories, but I think you could like this. Moreover, it is a Bronze Age story, so it is not as cheesy as the early 60's stories.
Linda hasn't been Supergirl for almost 20 years but is still superior to Kara.
1.More Human - Linda merged with Matrix and obtained the powers of Supergirl which added the human side and family that was missing from the previous Supergirl making her much more relatable and interesting.
2.A Religious Path - Linda was very faithful to the Catholic church and throughout her series she faced many demons and the devil himself. There is just something about Supergirl fighting demons that is cooler than her battling aliens.
3.Angelic Powers - Linda discovered she was a fire angel which gave her new powers as she could do things such as grow flaming wings.
4.A Twisted Love Life - Linda dated a demon who had been around since ancient Rome named Buzz. He was the opposite of the angelic Supergirl but you know what they say, opposites attract.
Is your favorite version of Supergirl/woman?
Sasha Calle is set to debut as Kara Zor-El in Ezra Miller's upcoming Flash movie.
Hello Everyone! Today I will be starting a series where I will generate random DC characters with a generator and let you guys decide who would win?
SUPERGIRL VS ATROCITUS
-Both characters will be at their normal strength
-Location: The Fortress Of Solitude
-How the fight starts: The Red Lanterns invade the fortress leaving Supergirl to encounter Atrocitus
Who Will Win?
This... this exists. Not much more to say about it. After the terrible Supergirl Who Laughs, this is barely a step up, and that is being generous.
These last two issues were boring as heck. They wanted to do another "Supergirl outlawed" story? Fine. Whatever. That said, could they have done it in a more entertaining way? Having her spend the last issue fighting a U.S. army general? Seriously?
I get that we've seen this plot before. Supergirl outlawed is an overused plot, but Sterling Gates sure made it work, and it was really good. If Gates would have been writing, these issues could have been the perfect end to what has been a lackluster series.
I personally think Jody Houser is a meh writer from what I've read, and I originally thought it was editors that messed up whatever she wrote, but I remember when she wrote Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, and I see the same thing here: a what could have been great book that suffers from an uninterested writer. Jody Houser I believe felt no interest in writing this. It's the only explanation for the Supergirl Who Laughs, which I definitely think editorial shares a lot of the blame, and these two issues.
This series ended with another problem: they never continued or ended that whole Leviathan story they were starting before the disaster that was the Supergirl Who Laughs. I would have liked to see at least one more issue with Jeremiah and Eliza. Maybe that thing ended in a separate book(I have no clue), but they couldn't at least have them here one last time?
The beginning of volume 7 was a lot of fun because we finally saw Kara starting fit in on Earth. She had a family, she was starting to be trusted by the public, and it didn't seem she was stuck in Superman's shadow for the most part. But of course they had to take away all of that character development. Marc Andreyko's run was a tediously long story with an old-as-dinasour-fossil plot. Kara leaving Earth and all of that character development was a big slap in the face to long time fans.
On a positive note that art wasn't too bad, but it wasn't good either.
I'm so frustrated that I can't even bother to write all of my thoughts right now. I hated these last two issues. Easily a 3/10 for me, and that is me being generous.
It has been a long time since our last "Guess the Context" game, hasn't it?
Explanation for newcomers: The "Out-Of-Context Picture" is a forum game where someone posts a random and usually head-scratching panel with no context, and other people try to guess what on Earth is happening in the picture (or they just joke around).
So... Someone wants to try to guess this panel's context?:
I saw a post on Quora related to DC, and people were chatting about the pronunciations. And then I remembered in Supergirl they always referred to him as "Malefic", which was really weird...
So I do you pronounce that name?
To my thinking, it may sound a bit Arabic...
I am gonna talk about the female superheroes of Marvel and DC and how they are at some times at brunt of toxic reactions by a certain section of the fandom. I am not gonna name that certain section of the fandom because they know exactly who they are. But the thing I noticed is that any show or movie that sheds light to women empowerment is spammed with hate and toxicity by these people, and they start to collectively hate on those characters as well like Supergirl and Captain Marvel.
While Supergirl does give light to women empowerment, Captain Marvel was given a lot of shit when it was an empowering story about what makes one human, and even with Supergirl being targeted towards women shouldn't be a problem because there are characters like Thor and Iron Man who represent what would be seen as 'masculinity' by these people, although I much prefer someone like Spider-Man or Captain America over them. Even Spider-Man raises many issues that boys may face like people saying that you aren't man enough or people bullying you for being sensitive or not that into sports ect.
But these people ignore all that stuff and all the female-led movies are a war on their masculinity, and they won't bow down to this feminist propaganda. That's what goes in their minds but then they would try to say stuff like, “Oh no, we don't hate female-led movies. We like Scarlet Witch and Black Widow.” But you notice how these characters that they often try to mention to prove they don't hate strong female superheroes are often characters that are either extra sexualized and usually side others or even both, just to prove that notion that they only care women characters as eye candy.
Black Widow was first introduced as Iron Man’s hot assistant, while Scarlet Witch was showing cleavage in Age of Ultron, and they were good with that. But when Captain Marvel’s first set photos were revealed, instead of talking about the costume or anything, people were objectifying her by saying she has a small butt, and when Supergirl went to a full suit then their complain was about that why did she leave her short skirt dress because that's all these people care about.
This kind of mentality needs to be removed from the fandom, and people need to stop hating on characters just because they are strong and female. Strong female characters are important for young girls and women, and if female characters are still sexualized that would leave a bad impression on little girls and characters like Carol Danvers are actually inspiring regardless of their gender as Captain Marvel as a half alien makes us realise what it means to be a human.
Since it was announced that DC was breaking off with Diamond, much has been speculated regarding the future of comic shops, DC, and even the monthly floppy model. Some people are going so far to predict the impeding death of the direct market. And although panicked "the sky is falling on our heads" reactions are nothing new (the demise of super-hero comic-books has been predicted as early as the Sixties), it looks like they may be right this time.
Why? Let's face it: Sales have been dropping for decades and are in the toilet right now. Most of the current dwindling readership is made up for impossible-to-please continuity-obsessed middle-aged people whose likes and dislikes have been carved in stone. Comic-book shops have been dying since the 90's, and the pandemic outbreak isn't helping matters. DC is resorting to sales-boosting reboots and relaunches with increased frequency, which has ensured continuity is non-existent.
DC breaking up with Diamond might be the first sign of the death of the direct market.
And, to be honest, I wouldn't regret its demise. I'll be sorry for the people who will find themselves jobless, but I'll not mourn the direct market because its rise has led the industry to this situation. Marvel and DC started to focus on the direct market in the 80's because comic-books weren't wanted in newsstands and the like. Back then, the direct market was a lifeline, but abandoning the newsstands altogether was a disastrous long-term decision because it meant the disappearance of the casual buyer, who is willing to try new things and may become a dedicated fan and regular buyer. Marvel and DC stopped looking for new fans, which meant their fanbase began gradually aging and shrinking because lapsed older fans weren't replaced with newer fans.
Films, cartoon and live-action series, and games show people still like super-heroes. But young kids aren't reading comic-books. And why should they? If they want to get into some character they'll have to find a comic-book shop, wade through thousands of issues and titles, and pony up 3-5$ for a fragment of a -probably crappy, convoluted and opaque- story which they'll take five minutes to read.
And still, the Scholastic comics sell way better than either DC or Marvel's stuff has for years now. So maybe it isn't modern kids don't like comics. Maybe it is the current monthly floppy model sold to specialty stores is not and was never sustainable in the long term.
It's rumored DC will phase the floppies out in favor of self-contained books sold in bookstores and malls, and although it may be detrimental to the shared universe, I think it may be a good thing.
As you may know, I'm a Superman fan. And for whatever reason, the vast majority of popular Superman stories published since 1986 have been self-contained, alternate continuity titles: All-Star, Birthright, Secret Identity... The only exception I may think of is "The Death of Superman", and it didn't become popular because the story was so good. Similarly, DC cancelled the trades collecting Supergirl's Peter David and Sterling Gates' runs, but "Cosmic Adventures of 8th Grade" has been reprinted four times since 2009, and "Being Super" is being reprinted again after four years.
So it sounds like single trades collecting a self-contained story are definitely profitable.
And it isn't only that. I was in my early teens when I started reading Asterix and TinTin stories. I could find their albums easily in any bookstore and library, even though most of them were published decades before my birth, I knew where I should start reading, and I could pick any book and understand the story. I didn't need to hunt old back issues, I didn't have to wade through dozens of mediocre comics until finding the good ones, I didn't need to read four different books to follow one story, I wasn't confused about several first issues or different continuities.
They were very accesible comics, and it's relatively easy and affordable to own all albums.
Then I started reading Dragon Ball and other manga series. And although they were an ongoing series, I knew I had to start off with the first book, then read the second one, after open the third one... until it's over. A single book, a single continuity, a single version of the characters.
So, should DC and Marvel drop the direct market and the monthly floppy format and try other models? I think they should. Of course, perhaps I am wrong.
Either way, I thought it may be an interesting topic.
I came across a few articles about the Sun being white, and not actually yellow (it has to do with something in relation with the color spectrum, I hardly paid attention in my Social Studies classes).
So, would this mean that Superman (and gang) gets his powers from the effects of our WHITE Sun and NOT YELLOW Sun?