Supergirl is dead — Long live Supergirl! Or so it seems as the strange connection between the Karas has Power Girl becoming Supergirl again.
Itâ€™s man against nature, and nature looks like it is winning
With the Death of the New Gods, Superman disappearing in Trinity, and Supergirl going through whatever Supergirl is going through at the moment, youâ€™d think another book featuring Superman, Supergirl, and the New Gods would not be high on my radar.Â For the last couple of weeks, Iâ€™ve been looking forward to Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom, for the great art, the compelling story, and the fact it gives readers a break from the complicated goings on in the main Superman titles.
Weâ€™re powerful, youâ€™re not.Â Whatâ€™s the problem?
The sixth installment of the New Krypton saga came out this week, and the story becomes even more interesting as the Kandorians decide itâ€™s time to flex their muscles a little, and do something for Kal-El.Â Itâ€™s just too bad those flimsy frail humans keep getting in the way.Â Oh, and Mon-El and Bizarro make an appearance too!
A little family time is good for the soul
Supergirl had a pretty rough time when Darkseidâ€™s psycho groupie showed up on Earth looking to kill Superman.Â Had Kal-El not arrived in time, Kara might have found herself on the receiving end of the icy cold fingers of death.Â Instead Maelstrom was sent packing back to Apocalypse, leading Clark to think it would be a good idea to do a little cousin bonding.
Hi!Â We’re your new neighbors! I’m sure we’re going to be the best of friends
I reviewed the first installment of New Krypton yesterday, just in time to get to the second chapter of the title-spanning series.Â New Krypton #1 was really an anthology of plot setups, written by the key writers in the Superman titles.Â In Superman #681, James Robinson is alone behind the wheel, and focuses on the next big moment for the New Kryptonians – meeting their neighbors.
For whatever reason, the very mention of Laura Vandervoort on the Major Spoilers website, sends the counter through the stratosphere.Â It’s been a couple of months since the Smallville star has been mentioned, so why not get the search engines in a tizzy again?
Vandervoort will reprise her role as Kara on the November 6th episode of Smallville.Â Last time we saw her, she was trapped in the Phantom Zone, but if Kal-El can return, why can’t Supergirl?Â The episode finds Clark and Lois transported to the Phantom Zone, where they meet Kara who is somehow able to send the duo back to Earth, but not herself.Â Who else makes it through?Â Zod’s wife for one, so you know mayhem will ensue.
Okay, so it is more like the Kara clone Galatea from the Justice League Unlimited, but it is probably the closest thing we’re going to get to a JLU figure based on the busty heroine.
There are a lot more photos of the new JLU figures (including Captain Atom and a well done Giganta) over at Action Figure Insider.
All of the photos were taken by con attendees, which reminds me; Did anyone go to the show and want to share their photos? Contact Stephen Schleicher and we’ll get them up for all to see.