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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 08:15:27 AM »


Oh...and here's the requisite panel that seems out-of-place today:


BWAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, boy.

What I think is most surprising about this entire affair is not that there was a Super-Girl as far back as the early 1940s, but the idea that a pretty, glamorous girl could be named "Myrtle."

This reminds me of that episode of MacGyver where after getting hit on the head, Richard Dean Anderson was sent back in time to King Arthur's Court, where he sought to discover his first name, which was the same as his ancestor alive at that time. His ancestor's name?

"Angus."

You could see the horror creeping into MacGuyver's face at the discovery.

"Oh, 'tis a lovely name!" A woman proclaimed.

"Not in my time." RDA said, a look of dead horror in his eyes.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 12:03:20 PM »

Well, Myrtle makes a little more sense in the context of the story.  A beautiful unconcscious woman appears at the hospital and the doctor strong arms Clark Kent into giving her a blood transfusion to save her life.  As she is about to wake up, the doctor and clark muse that she must be some important woman from high society, and then Myrtle opens her mouth and spouts horrible english in (my mind at least) a brooklyn accent.  So part of the story is Superman teaching her how to speak and how to act like a lady and be a role model.  Myrtle fits. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 02:35:04 PM »

Wow, so it's Pygmalion as well? It's almost too good to be true!

Moidle da Soopagoil. Wow.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 07:35:36 PM »

In 2075, children will wonder why all the old ladies have stripper names
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2007, 07:37:45 PM »

Wow, so it's Pygmalion as well? It's almost too good to be true!

Moidle da Soopagoil. Wow.

Yea, and they acknowledge it too.  Lois tries to give Clark tickets to see My Fair Lady, and he references it a bit that the play would hit too close to home  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 09:50:54 PM »

It sounds fantastic! I don't suppose there's any chance of your putting the whole story up on your site? (It's a terrific site, by the way, thanks!)
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007, 11:48:22 PM »

I love obscure DC heroes! They're the bomb! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2007, 12:40:00 AM »

When I think of the name Myrtle and Superman, I think of Myrtle Beech, the Wedding Destroyer (played by Delta Burke), perhaps the lamest villain from Lois & Clark.  This has given me a positive image to associate with Myrtle, and that's a good thing.  Smiley

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