perletwo: jlu supergirl (le sigh - supergirl)
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3 pages from Supergirl #63, the continuation of Kara's team-up with Robin, Blue Beetle and Miss Martian to find and defeat the designer of the Flyover app's nefarious plan. Last ish, you'll recall, the fight took them to Cadmus (it looks like nothing from 62 has been posted here, so you'll only recall that if you've been reading, I guess) - where Miss Martian was telepathically possessed by the enemy and Blue Beetle and Robin captured.

We open with two parallel storylines. Kara's trying to bash her way into the Cadmus lab where her buddies are being held, but a forcefield is keeping her out. Bad-boy's got all Jaime's secrets through standard telepathic interrogation, but Damian's s00per-sekrit jedi mind tricks ninja mind training has made him resistant. Until Bad-boy goes all Dani Moonstar and throws Damian's deepest, darkest secret fears at him:

Hey! Steph did make it into this team-up after all! I know, I know. *grumble*

Meanwhile, the hospitalized Cadmus scientist whose son was murdered in front of her has awoken and asked to speak to Lois. Cadmus' "pride and joy" didn't just escape, she says; she helped free him. He promised to cure her son's illness, but that wasn't all; Catherine had felt sorry for Bad-boy, who was grown in a tube, education and personality implanted, and deprived of all human contact. "How inhumane."

As you can see, this does not bode well for Lois.

Meanwhile, Kara's made it inside Cadmus and taken the fight to Bad-boy, but it's not going too well. Haltingly she points out that he can't be Kryptonian, and he agrees, though the scientists did stick a little K-DNA in the mix for spice. Then what...? "Easier to show than to tell," he says. "After all -" (NO! /karagasp)

I gather from the DC Database that for those better up on their Superhistory than I, that's worthy of a dun dun DUNNN.

Incidentally, motto to whoever in the JLA Annual post said Kara's haircut over here in her own title is horrible. It really kinda is.

Date: 2011-04-21 01:09 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: Made by fox4859 on dA (damien wayne)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
I find it terribly wonderful that Damian cares so much about his family (even Tim). Aw, Dami.

And Kara's pretty. And thin. And she looks like Powergirl without the ample chest.

Date: 2011-04-21 01:47 am (UTC)
jaybee3: (Yellow Batman)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
I've never understood why more artists don't draw PG and SG as more alike (and I'm not talking about artists who draw ALL women alike). They're supposed to be dopplegangers of each other, with only slight physical differences.

This story doesn't look so bad (I gave up on SG when Gates left) but it does make me miss Dubbilex. Another character it was pointless to kill (especially since it was part of the New Krypton mess/genocide which DC wants readers to forget ever happened).

Date: 2011-04-21 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
"They're supposed to be dopplegangers of each other, with only slight physical differences."

I dunno, I wouldn't call what Karen's packing "slight." :P

Date: 2011-04-21 05:05 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Kara's still growing. I'm sure Superwoman will be giving Power Woman (which is what Karen should start calling herself even though "Pew" or "Pee-dub" isn't as cute a nickname as 'Peej") some serious competition in the "Best Metahuman Rack" category in the future.


Date: 2011-04-21 07:26 am (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
They're supposed to be doppelgangers of each other, with only slight physical differences.

...Kara is a skinny sixteen year old, while Karen is a muscular, fully-grown adult woman. Alternate versions of each other, maybe, but dopplegangers? I don't see it.

Re: Dopplegangers

Date: 2011-04-21 07:38 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I think in this (rather uniquely comic-book-y) sense it means that they are the same person from two different Earths.

Re: Dopplegangers

Date: 2011-04-22 12:33 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Yeah, I actually like the art on SG lately because for the first time she actually looks like a *girl* rather than full-grown woman.

Date: 2011-04-21 11:31 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I figure the two must have very different eating/workout habits growing up.

Karen built that body.

Date: 2011-04-21 01:14 am (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Wait... It can't be... Is it? Am I looking at a major comic book superheroine without gigantic boobies?

Date: 2011-04-21 05:46 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Seeing as Power Girl is her alternate-Earth doppelganger, enjoy it while it lasts. Once Kara's through with puberty, SPROINGGGGG! Up they go!

Oh, and the recent Batgirls (Cass and Steph) have usually been portrayed as reasonably proportioned. Of course, I actually mean "reasonably proportioned for a comic book character."

Date: 2011-04-21 01:47 am (UTC)
silverzeo: Mildly annoyed mode (CSJ is Trunks!)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
....... NOOOOOOOOOOO! Have they retcon ENOUGH of Superboy's past...

Date: 2011-04-21 01:50 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
D'aww damian cares about the bat-family and don't want to kill them. I love how she figure out about those robot students and short circuit them with the those phones that been use in the story.

Date: 2011-04-21 01:50 am (UTC)
silverzeo: Mildly annoyed mode (CSJ is Trunks!)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
They gave Duouble-X a DRESS!?!?!

Date: 2011-04-23 10:13 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Maybe it's a kilt?

Date: 2011-04-21 05:31 am (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
smart guy, part-spaceman, part gene-freak, mind powers.. this guy hits like four commonly understood roles at once.

and he capitalized on social networking too!

Date: 2011-04-21 06:42 am (UTC)
irrelevant: (Tim: RR 13)
From: [personal profile] irrelevant
My predominant thoughts on seeing the first panel were 1) Steph yay!, 2) aww, the little snot really does care, and 3) does that random arm belong to Barbara by any chance?

Date: 2011-04-21 08:02 am (UTC)
shadowvalkyrie: (Chains)
From: [personal profile] shadowvalkyrie
There's what looks like a toppled wheelchair on the other side, so I'm guessing it does!

Date: 2011-04-22 01:19 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
There's only her left.

Well. Could be Wendy, I guess. But has Damien met her? Even if so, Babs is a more likely option. He wouldn't have interacted with Wendy much, at all.

Date: 2011-04-21 08:19 am (UTC)
magus_69: (pic#370603)
From: [personal profile] magus_69
Kon really should be in on this. It's an evil clone of Dubbilex!

Why I love that first page

Date: 2011-04-21 09:13 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Robin/Damian Wayne)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Because it's a testiment to Damian's growth. Plenty of times, you got characters pointing out how Damian's a psychopath and potential sociopath, especially Tim. And he's been portrayed as such too, considering how he makes threats about how he can kills someone. This shows that he doesn't want to be that monster that others expect him to become. He wants to be good and clearly cares about the family, even Tim and Steph...especially Steph (sticking to my claim that he's being a typical boy with a crush in regards to her) and the guy who's giving him a chance and mentoring him, Dick. Hell seems like he even grew room for Jim Gordon.

Date: 2011-04-21 01:11 pm (UTC)
cloud_wolf: robin is pondering (hmmmmmm)
From: [personal profile] cloud_wolf
I don't want to be That Fan, but this is the second time this month that somebody drew Tim with the old Red Robin outfit instead of the (better) new one. *sigh*

Date: 2011-04-21 03:12 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
What better, new one?

Date: 2011-04-22 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
there is no new Red Robin suit, that was a design he pulled out of his head in virtual reality. It's never existed in the real world.

Date: 2011-04-22 08:10 am (UTC)
cloud_wolf: robin is pondering (tim ponders)
From: [personal profile] cloud_wolf
Not that one, the one akodo_rokku linked in the reply above yours.It doesn't have the tunic-y hipflaps and a different belt and also different gloves.

Date: 2011-04-21 08:56 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
I've been on Supergirl for fewer than 10 issues. This issue was pretty bad as a standalone. The bulk of it was things happening for a reason that we couldn't work out but were assured that we'd be told later.

Then the new villain is revealed to be somebody that we probably should know, but without doing anything to explain why this reveal makes the new villain more of a big deal than he was before.

From a captivating beginning, I've lost a lot of interest in this story with each issue.

Date: 2011-04-22 12:01 am (UTC)
hoey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hoey
Anyone care to speculate on whose arm, between Damian's feet, that belongs to?

Date: 2011-04-22 02:09 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
I'm not certain about the timeline here, but can we assume that Doomsday is responsible for Kara's hair?


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