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More Christmas fun this time a story featuring Supergirl from 2007's DCU Infinite Holiday special.

Oh, you're so cynical Supergirl. So apparently Supes answers all the letters he receives by Christmas. Supergirl thinks she's up to the challenge until she runs across one from a little girl asking to see her daddy, stationed in Iraq, for even an hour at Christmas.

She's undaunted by the mother's request, even though someone very smart advises her otherwise.

Yeah, the guy's a bum. The wife figured it was better to say he was in Iraq than he's just a drunk who never wanted the kid in the first place. He tells Supergirl to tell his daughter he died.
How to get him to change? Well, Supergirl figures a 29,000 foot free fall beats 12 steps any day.

And now your happy ending.

"Little Miss Super-Jesus"? Love it.

Date: 2009-12-20 03:57 pm (UTC)
ext_395944: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Always liked this story. Thanks for posting it!

Date: 2009-12-20 04:21 pm (UTC)
tohofuhai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tohofuhai
Wow... Norman Osborn's really been hitting the Gym.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Clark killed Norman Osborn and made a coat out of his hair.

Come to think of it, I'd buy that comic.

Date: 2009-12-20 09:27 pm (UTC)
da_reap: (Default)
From: [personal profile] da_reap

Date: 2009-12-22 03:25 am (UTC)
magnetic_regina: Lazin' in a flower (Default)
From: [personal profile] magnetic_regina
Can't... unsee...

Date: 2009-12-20 04:31 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
That Alfred to Kara page is awesome.

Date: 2009-12-20 07:03 pm (UTC)
roxrox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] roxrox
Too bad he, himself, looks dreadful in it.

Date: 2009-12-21 11:33 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
I actually just imagine that scene ends with Batman coming in and being all "What the hell? Who let you in? Why is your stuff all over my cave?!?", etc., etc.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] taggerung301
I am torn between hating and liking this art
ridiculously buff superman amuses me, but Alfred and the little girl look kinda weird

Date: 2009-12-20 11:29 pm (UTC)
fifth11: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifth11
I thought the little girl was cute in a we're-going-to-leave-this-art-style-for-a-second-here kind of way. But yeah, Alfred doesn't look like himself.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Doesn't anyone notice that Clark Kent is about three times the size of most men? And that Superman is the only person around with a similar physique, for that matter?

Granted the physique might make sense from a "he's Superman, so he should be built like that" standpoint, if not from a secret identity standpoint, but then shouldn't Supergirl have a similar build?

Date: 2009-12-20 04:43 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
Clark grew up on a farm. He SHOULD be built. Kara grew up in a Sci Fi movie. Probably never lifted more than an eye brow. Thus the difference. (Yellow sun rays shouldn't come into play.) Also my theory as to why Smallville Conner is more buff than Hawaiian Superboy. Nice story, BTW. I think I have it somewhere.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A normal person working on a farm ends up in good shape. He doesn't end up looking like a sumo wrestler wearing a strong girdle.

That's a normal person without super strength. For Clark, working on a farm shouldn't build any more muscles than clicking a mouse while posting to Scan Daily does for me.

Date: 2009-12-20 05:04 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
Depends upon when the powers kicked in. Silver Age he had 'em since he was a tot. Byrne had 'em develop more slowly. I grew up in Minnesota, and, yes undeedy, the farming really DOES have an impact on physique!

Date: 2009-12-20 05:59 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Big Bad Beetle Butt (butt)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Speak for yourself, buddy.

Date: 2009-12-20 09:08 pm (UTC)
dalf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dalf
Frank Quitely pulled it off nicely in All Star Superman!

Most artists can't, is kind of a slight detail. Clark should look big but not horribly muscular.

Date: 2009-12-21 12:32 am (UTC)
bean_montag: Monica Rameau (ytilaer@LJ)
From: [personal profile] bean_montag
agreed.... the huge differences in their builds is a real turn off to me.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:39 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
So the little girls response to Supergirl is running in fear?

She really needs to work on her PR.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:44 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
It's the belly shirt.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Default)
From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
I think she's supposed to be running to tell her mom because she's excited.

But she looks damned terrified.

Date: 2009-12-20 04:45 pm (UTC)
jelly_ace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Awwwww Supes in his little winter hat is so cute. Tee hee. And yes, Mr. Kent, I'll take your steaming hot cup of cocoa and slurp it reaaaal good.

Date: 2009-12-20 05:16 pm (UTC)
uadlika: (superman has super muscles)
From: [personal profile] uadlika
I especially love that Kara seems to have stolen it and is wearing it in the Batcave.

Date: 2009-12-20 06:35 pm (UTC)
seriousfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seriousfic
A man walks down the street wearing a hat like that, people know he's not afraid of anything.

Date: 2009-12-21 12:00 am (UTC)
jelly_ace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Dang it. Now you made me wanna make the hat!

Date: 2009-12-21 01:10 am (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
Pretty cunning, innit?

Date: 2009-12-20 05:29 pm (UTC)
katok: The Swat Katz (Default)
From: [personal profile] katok
I like the art, stylized but not overboard. Clark is gigantic though.

Date: 2009-12-20 05:51 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
The bum moved in with the family, kept drinking, spent the mom's money til her credit was ruined, got her pregnant again and, just before abandoning the extra mouth to feed, informed his daughter how his life would have been much better off if he'd never been burdened with children!

Date: 2009-12-20 07:07 pm (UTC)
roxrox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] roxrox
And then the little girl writes another letter to Supergirl telling her to "screw off!"

Date: 2009-12-20 11:11 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Fortunately the letter somehow gets super lost and is given to the Sentry who flies off the the DCU and throws the drunk into the sun.

Date: 2009-12-20 06:40 pm (UTC)
blakeyrat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blakeyrat
Ugh. Could a comics writer crack a book once, ever? If he's at 29,000 feet, he's already either passed-out or dead. Looong before they got that high.

Totally takes me out of the story. I just sit here thinking, "oh yeah, way to kill him Supergirl."

Date: 2009-12-20 09:10 pm (UTC)
dalf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dalf
The DC universe Earth has a different atmosphere than our Earth!

(I know, I tought the same thing. "29,000? What!?")

Date: 2009-12-21 12:47 am (UTC)
blakeyrat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blakeyrat
Sometimes I think they fill comic books with elementary errors just to fuck with us. But then I come to my senses and realize, no, they just don't research ... anything ... ever.

Date: 2009-12-21 02:13 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
No-Prize Answer: Kryptonians can extend their protective aura to objects and people with which they are in direct contact. Also explains why large unbalanced objects don't break up at the point of maximal torsion when they lift them. Or why people falling at terminal velocity don't splat when they catch them abruptly.

Date: 2009-12-21 03:40 am (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Also called tactile telekinesis!

Date: 2009-12-21 06:03 am (UTC)
blakeyrat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blakeyrat
Then he'd black out the instant she let go of him.

In any case, the story would have been just as effective had it been 8000 feet, which is endurable and wouldn't have caused my issue... so why would they pick 29,000 in the first place?

Date: 2009-12-21 10:37 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Hmmm... New No-Prize Answer: Kara was deliberately trying to scare the guy, and a five-figure altitude sounds scarier than a four-figure one.

Date: 2009-12-21 03:32 pm (UTC)
blakeyrat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blakeyrat
I can accept that, but only because I'm too lazy to look up whether you can fall for a solid 60 seconds from 8000 feet. (My guess: probably.)

Either way, the writer could have saved grief in a few readers by just engaging his brain for a few brief seconds. Maybe wondering why airliners that travel at 29,000 feet are pressurized, for example-- or actually looking up a feasible value before making-up a number.

Date: 2009-12-20 07:00 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Jade Curtiss)
From: [personal profile] mullon
After reading that comic I know what I want for Christmas.

Okay, I'll Bite.

Date: 2009-12-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
What do you want for Christmas?

Re: Okay, I'll Bite.

Date: 2009-12-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
dalf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dalf
Clark's sexy coat, obviously.

Re: Okay, I'll Bite.

Date: 2009-12-20 11:45 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Jade Curtiss)
From: [personal profile] mullon

Date: 2009-12-20 07:27 pm (UTC)
toasty_fresh: Blue Beetle #something (UGH.)
From: [personal profile] toasty_fresh
Supergirl really needs to put some clothes on.

Date: 2009-12-20 08:47 pm (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
The panel with Kara pouting in the santa cap is just too cute.

Date: 2009-12-20 08:48 pm (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
I like the idea that Alfred has become the de facto "mommy" for the entire DCU, and random heroes just drop by for milk and cookies whenever they need someone to talk to.

Date: 2009-12-20 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] taggerung301
I would totally buy a series of him doing that

Date: 2009-12-20 09:30 pm (UTC)
hero_of_lallor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hero_of_lallor
The page ends with Batman referred to as Kara's father figure. Which I think is so adorable but was lessened when she didn't mourn him in her book

Date: 2009-12-21 01:58 am (UTC)
endless_aegis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endless_aegis
Mm. Well, after putting up with Bruce, his patience for that sort of thing must be infinite. Though I don't know how Batman feels about his cave being used this way.

Date: 2009-12-20 09:10 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I like Supergirl's little winter hat in that one panel. XD

Date: 2009-12-21 10:59 am (UTC)
pepperspray101: Daedalus raising an eyebrow (*raised eyebrow*)
From: [personal profile] pepperspray101
Hey...this is Ale Garza isn't it? Guy who drew Batgirl Cass Cain's series last? (not the beechen one...) damn, he draws some cartoony kids. XD Weird...can't remember if he got to draw Alfred or not, can't remember Alfred looking that...geeky. XD


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