This week, I have a great conversation with Sterling Gates, who has been bringing many DC Comics stories and characters to life including Supergirl, a Man of Steel prequel book and, until it’s recent cancellation, Justice League’s Vibe. This interview took place before the recent news, but Sterling gives us so much good information about the character and diversity in comics that I had to share that with you. Also, Mr. Gates talks about his intriguing roommate, and the story is just in time for Halloween! Don’t miss it!
Then everything wraps up with the latest “News & Previews!”
The DC animated films that Warner Bros. have been releasing regularly for the last few years have been mostly great. While I’m not the biggest fan of Superman, one can still appreciate the Big Blue Boy Scout. Since Superman: Unbound came out earlier this month and we here at Major Spoilers have a review for you just pass the jump.
Here’s a classic clip from 1962′s Garry Moore Show, that features Carol Burnett playing Supergirl. It’s a rare clip that has recently surfaced, and is a surprise to many, including Mark Waid, who shared the link via his Twitter feed.
Or – “Y’Don’t Believe We’re On The Eve Of Destruction?”
For a number of reasons, I’ve always been more impressed with Supergirl than with Superman himself. For one, she had a greater range of expression in the Silver Age, as she was allowed to be heroic, goofy, dumb or genius in ways that the Big Red S was never given. Also, her costume variations in the Bronze Age are an absolutely fascinating topic, especially during her Mike Sekowsky-drawn Adventure Comics run from the 70s. Most of all, unlike Superman, Supergirl’s death scene was really powerful and effective, and the aftermath truly felt tragic, like an old acquaintance had passed far too soon. How does her post-Flashpoint origin rate against those tales? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Throughout the 80-odd year history of comics, there have been a lot of strange occurrences, starting from the very existence of Air Male and Stampy, through the madness of the Bronze Age and the Hypno-Hustler, all the way through the disconcerting streamlining of the DC and Wildstorm Universes in the New 52. (Don’t even get me started on unraveling the “five Robins in five years conundrum.”) One character who has been through a LOT of change in that time is Supergirl, occasionally the cousin of Kal-El, aka Superman. There were her earliest appearances where she was clearly visually based on Marilyn Monroe, the time she was an alien gray blob of spooge, and an array of costumes ranging from tart-like to so garish that even *I* didn’t love them, leaving Kara Zor-El with one of the few histories more complicated than Deathlok’s.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that Streaky has killer claws, asking: Which version of Supergirl is the best version of Supergirl?
While many are waiting years for DC to release the next movie in theaters, those in the know realize that Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have been releasing animated features a couple of times a year for fans to enjoy. According to TV Guide, there’s a new animated movie on the books that will adapt Brainiac First Contact. The magazine also announced Molly Quinn will be voice Supergirl in the flick.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the DC family, not to mention helping Superman fight crime. Yes, I am a Supergirl!”
Please ignore that bit about Wonder Woman eating a sandwich, it really isn’t worth your time. However, this weekend, when DC Nation launches on Cartoon Network, be on the lookout for Super Best Friends Forever, a series of shorts starring Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl.