"Supergirl: "Demon Spawn"": A cloaked, green-clad woman named Nightflame wielding a sword and displaying fearsome sorcery powers appears in San Francisco, raises havoc, and demands that Supergirl be brought to her.
Appearing in Supergirl: "Demon Spawn"
- Geoffrey Anderson
- Nightflame (Single appearance)
- Nasthalthia Luthor
- Zor-El (Mentioned only)
- Fred Danvers (Flashback only)
- Edna Danvers (Flashback only)
- Kryptonian Rocket (Flashback only)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "Demon Spawn"
Meanwhile, in the offices of KSF-TV news, Linda and Nasty are bickering as usual. Linda storms off to cool down in her office but she is so angry she punches the wall and makes the whole building shake. Linda hurries to cover the cracked wall.
Geoff and Nasty come to check in on her. Geoff demands to know what happened, but the building suddenly shaking again saves Linda from having to come up with a lie. Linda puts her head out of the window to see Nightflame torching and nearly bringing down the building. Both Geoff and Nasty are unconscious so Linda changes into Supergirl, gets them out of the building, puts out the fire and heads out to confront Nightflame.
However, Nightflame renders her unconscious, separates her spirit from her body, and flies off. When Supergirl awakens, she finds herself into a bizarre, decaying, hellish landscape. She is powerless and beset by demons and Nightflame, who tells her that she is now on a world that exists only in an atom of her brain. The "Innerverse" is sustained by evil, and her choice to do good is eating it away. Nightflame intends to save her world by stealing her powers and taking over her body.
Supergirl is brought to the "Cave of Ceremonies" and placed in a mystic pentagram drawn by Nightflame's sword. Then the demons start to drain her powers. Supergirl struggles to retain her powers and keep her soul whole, but the pain is unbearable. She reaches out for anything that will take her mind off the pain. Mental contact with Geoff Anderson helps Supergirl throw off Nightflame's influence.
Recovered, Supergirl squares off with Nightflame. Since she has failed to gain Supergirl's powers, Nightflame's world is at an end. She attacks Supergirl to kill her, revealing she's the embodiment of Kara's death wish. Their battle ravages whatever is left of the Innerverse until Supergirl manages to heave her into the fire pentagram. Nightflame vanishes out of existence, and the Innerverse is transformed into a beautiful place. Supergirl revives and kisses Geoff gratefully.
Appearing in Zatanna: "The Brave and the Broken"
- Dale Thomas (Single appearance)
- The Carstagg Syndicate (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Zatanna: "The Brave and the Broken"
Notorious private detective Dale Evans has lost self-confidence and his misfortune is noticed by his old friend, Zatanna, who uses her magic to gives Evans a lesson in courage and makes him recover his confidence.
- This book was first published on May 30, 1972.
- "Demon Spawn" is printed in three chapters:
- Part I: Demon Spawn
- Part II: Enter the Demon World!
- Part III: The Demon Fire!
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- Supergirl Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 3)
- Supergirl (Volume 4)
- Supergirl (Volume 5)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 6)
- Worlds' Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 7)
Links and References
- Supergirl at Wikipedia.org
- Supergirl at DC Comics
- Supergirl at TV Tropes
- Supergirl at Supermanica
- Supergirl Comic-Book Chronology
- Power Girl at Wikipedia.org
- Power Girl at TV Tropes
- Power Girl at Supermanica