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« on: October 25, 2006, 10:03:44 PM »

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I haven't read much of the "new" Supergirl... just that she is Kal-El's cousin, Kara...

I kind of like the idea of the "hero-worsipping" aspect of Kara in her first decade.  It's like you've found your long lost cousin... seen him do great things and he's your ONLY connection to your family (yeah, I know Zor-El and all were in the Survival Zone, but Kara and Kal didn't know that).  You would have a real bond to that person and look up to him and emulate him.  It's natural.  I have an older cousin that I emulated til I became my own man.  My step-son has an uncle he emulates.  There's a bond.  Kara surely felt that bond with Kal-El.

I never cared for the portrayal of Power Girl, especially in the '70's.  It was like "I'm Superman's cousin, but I can't stand him". I hope the current incarnation of Kara Zor-El isn't the same as Kara Zor-L.

BTW, wasn't there a Supergirl story a few years ago that was ANOTHER Kara who came to Earth and met the Matrix Supergirl?  What happened there?
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 12:15:26 AM »

I haven't read much of the "new" Supergirl... just that she is Kal-El's cousin, Kara...

I kind of like the idea of the "hero-worsipping" aspect of Kara in her first decade.  It's like you've found your long lost cousin... seen him do great things and he's your ONLY connection to your family (yeah, I know Zor-El and all were in the Survival Zone, but Kara and Kal didn't know that).  You would have a real bond to that person and look up to him and emulate him.  It's natural.  I have an older cousin that I emulated til I became my own man.  My step-son has an uncle he emulates.  There's a bond.  Kara surely felt that bond with Kal-El.

I never cared for the portrayal of Power Girl, especially in the '70's.  It was like "I'm Superman's cousin, but I can't stand him". I hope the current incarnation of Kara Zor-El isn't the same as Kara Zor-L.

BTW, wasn't there a Supergirl story a few years ago that was ANOTHER Kara who came to Earth and met the Matrix Supergirl?  What happened there?

Yes, and it was written by Peter David, who while he wrote it all rather tongue and cheek, came a lot closer to the real deal than the current Power Girl clone.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 04:52:32 AM »

Yes, and it was written by Peter David, who while he wrote it all rather tongue and cheek, came a lot closer to the real deal than the current Power Girl clone.

I too was rather fond of the Peter David Supergirl.  Great little book.  Too bad DC screwed with him towards the end.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 06:27:40 AM »

BTW, wasn't there a Supergirl story a few years ago that was ANOTHER Kara who came to Earth and met the Matrix Supergirl?  What happened there?

There was.  I enjoyed it.

There are reviews (and a TPB collection for sale) here
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1401200850/theamalgamatronA/

any further discussion of this story should take place in the Supergirl section.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 08:58:07 AM »

Thanks, Rao... I was already thinking of posting something in the Supergirl forum on it... I don't want to get too far from the original topic in this thread!
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 06:11:37 PM »

Yes, and it was written by Peter David, who while he wrote it all rather tongue and cheek, came a lot closer to the real deal than the current Power Girl clone.

I too was rather fond of the Peter David Supergirl.  Great little book.  Too bad DC screwed with him towards the end.
i liked the Pter David series...the only thing that got annoying about it was before/during or after issue 5o they took the animated series and put it on Linda.....i didn't like it..i liked her better with the Matrix outfit..
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 01:22:41 AM »

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I haven't read much of the "new" Supergirl... just that she is Kal-El's cousin, Kara...

I kind of like the idea of the "hero-worsipping" aspect of Kara in her first decade.  It's like you've found your long lost cousin... seen him do great things and he's your ONLY connection to your family (yeah, I know Zor-El and all were in the Survival Zone, but Kara and Kal didn't know that).  You would have a real bond to that person and look up to him and emulate him.  It's natural.  I have an older cousin that I emulated til I became my own man.  My step-son has an uncle he emulates.  There's a bond.  Kara surely felt that bond with Kal-El.

I never cared for the portrayal of Power Girl, especially in the '70's.  It was like "I'm Superman's cousin, but I can't stand him". I hope the current incarnation of Kara Zor-El isn't the same as Kara Zor-L.

BTW, wasn't there a Supergirl story a few years ago that was ANOTHER Kara who came to Earth and met the Matrix Supergirl?  What happened there?

The latest version is quite enjoyable in Waid's Legion of Superheroes, but it's a completly different story in her own title. In that title she has already abandoned Kandor to Ultraman & Saturn Queen, repeatidly ignored Kal's signal watch while he was powerless, and has apparently killed her own mother after Zor-El goaded her into it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 09:44:04 PM »

Ho Boy, continuity comic-book schism at action Grin!
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