"Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl": Catherine Grant has written a piece titled "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl". Clark and Lois Lane try to get Perry to forego printing the article, but Perry's hands are t
- Cat Grant is a total snagriff.
Appearing in "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl"
- Silver Banshee
- Metropolis Meteors
- Metropolis Monarchs
- Fairchild (Single appearance)
- Pete Ross (In a photograph only)
- Steve Lombard
- Teen Titans
- Wonder Woman
- Grace (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl"
Catherine Grant has written a piece titled "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl". Clark and Lois Lane try to get Perry to forego printing the article, but Perry's hands are tied and he can't deny the fact that Supergirl's actions as of late have been questionable and that they are definitely newsworthy. Catherine Grant butts into their conversation to state is her duty denounce Supergirl as an irresponsible and out-of-control-threat to the society. Also, Cat is sporting a black eye apparently acquired when Supergirl saved her and Jimmy Olsen; so she is resentful and willing to smear Supergirl's reputation as much as possible.
Supergirl meanwhile, has more imortant things to deal with than libelous newspaper articles. She is fighting Silver Banshee, and their battle leads them to a baseball field during a Meteors-Monarchs game. Supergirl must use her super-speed to keep innocents out of the way of the Banshee's deadly voice and defeats her by slamming a truck onto her head.
To her surprise, she's booed and insulted by the crowd, who throws objects at her face and scream the Daily Planet is right about her. Shocked, Supergirl flies away -while the same people who demanded her go away now want her stay to fix the field- and gets a newspaper.
Superman finds his cousin sitting on a gargoyle and sobbing. While both cousins have a coffee together, Kara states she doesn't know what to do. No matter what she does, everybody hates and deems her unworthy of wearing the Superman Symbol. Superman disagress that she's unworthy, and states it's impossible to make everything right or please everyone and she must lear how to relax or she will get a burnout. She could benefit from having a secret identity to fall back upon whenever she needs time to relax.
Supergirl seeks advice from several different people including Robin, Red Devil and Wonder Woman. She visits her uncle and aunt, and the Kents get Lana Lang to talk to her. Lana has stayed in Smallville since her husband and son died and she was fired, and can't help but empathize with someone who doesn't want to let her family down but is almost completely aimless. So Lana helps her to develop a civilian identity: her niece, Linda Lang.
- Issue shipped with an alternate cover illustrated by Fernando Pasarin.
- Issue included in the Supergirl: Who Is Superwoman? trade paperback.
- Catherine Grant is back on the Daily Planet but Jonathan Kent is still alive, which would place the events of this story at the beginning of Superman: Brainiac.
- Reference is made to Supergirl's attack against Air Force One. This took place during the "Amazons Attack!" event. Ironically, Supergirl also saved Air Force One from a fatal crash only a few months earlier in Superman/Batman #19.
- Reference is also made to Supergirl's battle against Reactronin Supergirl (Volume 5) #25-Supergirl (Volume 5) #26.
- Lana Lang was fired by LexCorp for breach of contract in Superman #679.
- It is stated that this story takes place beteen the pages of Action Comics #837, but this seems to be an error. Supergirl had not met Cat Grant until issue 838 and she did not have a black eye at the time.
- A post-it note seen on the splash page suggests that artist Jamal Igle is also a photographer for the Daily Planet.
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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)
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