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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged supergirl

Oct 2 '13
philnoto:

Superman/Supergirl : Maelstrom #2 cover

Important question: Why is Phil Noto not drawing every Supergirl book ever?

philnoto:

Superman/Supergirl : Maelstrom #2 cover

Important question: Why is Phil Noto not drawing every Supergirl book ever?

Sep 8 '13

This post is beautiful. Thank you so much, Sara. :-)

Feb 13 '13

ok but why there are only non-canon ships here, like where is katexrenee

Because “Galentine’s Day” is about celebrating your female friends, not your significant other. Therefore the relationships shown in this photoset are friendships and not (canonically) romantic relationships.

I’m pretty sure that’s what Sara was thinking when she made this, anyway.

(Source: jennyquantums)

Dec 18 '12

Am I the only one who really thinks the Silver Age is overrated?

bringbacklianharper:

daggerpen:

Like, does it have anything going for it beyond nostalgia? I guess the crackiness can be entertaining on occasion, but it’s definitely not something I’d anticipate buying month after month. I haven’t really seen a lot of great stories from it, all of the female characters became randomly interested in entrapping men into marriage, it was full of cishet white guys, and the fucking Comics Code of Authority was in full force. What’s with all the Silver Age fetishizing?

THANK YOU.

It’s detrimental to writing to want to just ape off an age that has been too idealized Writers should just focus on creating good stories and not if they’re stories are like any of the ages.

Except that there were actually some really awesome things going on in the Silver Age.

The introduction of Barry Allen, which revamped the Flash and is considered the beginning of the Silver Age (1956):

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The creation of Hal Jordan, and the Green Lantern Corps with him, which fundamentally reinvented the idea of the Green Lantern (1959):

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The introduction of Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl (1959):

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The creation of Wally West (1959):

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The formation of the Justice League (1960):

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The invention of Earth-2 and, with it, the idea of the DC multiverse (1961):

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The creation of Garth (1960):

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and Mera (1963):

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Arthur and Mera got married about a year later, in 1964:

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The creation of Katma Tui, DC’s first female Green Lantern (1964):

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The team-up of Dick, Wally, and Garth (1964), which led to the official formation of the Teen Titans by 1965:

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The introduction of Donna Troy (1965):

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The marriage of Barry Allen and Iris West (1966):

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The debut of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl (1967):

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Green Arrow’s reinvention as a “modern-day Robin Hood” and representation of the social conscience (1969):

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The first appearance of Dinal Laurel Lance (as opposed to her mother) as the Black Canary, and her addition to the Justice League (1969)*:

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(Best cover ever, or best cover ever?)

Dick Grayson heading off to college, in what is one of my personal favorite stories ever (1969):

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Without this history? The DCU would be completely unrecognizable. Try to imagine a DC without the JLA. Without the Teen Titans. Without the Green Lantern Corps or the Flash family or the Aquafamily. Without female characters like Donna Troy and Barbara Gordon and Dinah Laurel Lance (who were not interested in entrapping men in marriage, thank you very much) and what they represent.

Not only did these things change the face of the DCU, they paved the way for everything that came after them. Without the creation of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, all the subsequent GLs, as well as the other Corps and their members, would never have existed. Without Barry Allen, there would be no Wally West, no Jesse Chambers, no Bart Allen. Without Barbara Gordon, there would never have been a Cassandra Cain or a Stephanie Brown. These characters didn’t just exist unto themselves - they created legacies which DC continues to build on to this day.

The fact that DC put more of a focus on family, allowing heroes like Arthur and Barry to be happily married, is also something that I really like, and I think it’s something DC’s taken a huge step backwards in terms of recently. Creating more kid/teen characters like Wally and Garth and Donna and Kara giving them a chance to shine as something more than sidekicks is also something I love, which was revolutionary for its time.

The thing is, the Silver Age brought some really great things to the DCU. I think no matter who your DC favorites are, if you look over this history you’ll see that something you really love has its roots in the Silver Age. I know that as far as I’m concerned, there are lots of characters and teams and relationships here that I’d really miss if they’d never been created back in the Silver Age.

The problem isn’t with appreciating what was good about the Silver Age. Because there was plenty good about it. The problem is with ignoring all the history that came after the Silver Age, and all the awesome things that developed later. That’s where DC gets into trouble. Trying to deny that there was ever anything good or positive about the Silver Age is just missing the point, IMO. And if you do that to the last generation’s era, what’s going to stop the next generation from doing it to yours? The answer here isn’t to blindly hate on any era, because they all had their flaws and their good points. The answer is to look critically at what was good about each era and keep building on that instead of re-writing awesome history or trying to recapture the past. And that’s what I really wish DC would do.

Dec 16 '12

midaggerpen:

schizoauthoress:

wrench-wench:

maridee42:

supersexyheroes:

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Add Kara and it’s my dream book

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And Traci13. C’mon, every team needs at least one magic person.

Lets get Solstice too!  There aren’t enough ladies of color in this, and Solstice is awesome.

Yes.

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And Cassie should be written as queer. (I’d prefer bisexual, because we can have her be with a woman now without erasing her past relationship with Kon — as long as it stays in the past?) 

Cass and Steph can be too, but Cassie for sure! :D

Yesssss. All of these guys.

And can we maybe please get a Rose who is actually notably half-Cambodian? Please?

ALL OF THIS.

Maybe Cissie, too? She and Cassie had a great friendship:

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(I miss the old Solstice, BTW. I mean, I miss Cass and Steph to infinity, but we all talk about them all the time. Kiran was a never character who doesn’t get much attention, but I really liked her. Also, ROSE FREAKING WILSON, goes without saying. Everyone here, pretty much.)

(Source: lullabelleno)

Aug 17 '12

Women of DC

This is beautiful, but I have to admit, I wish Lois were included in these more often. She’s arguably the original DC woman, who paved the way for all of these amazing ladies who came after her. And just because she doesn’t wear a mask or have a codename doesn’t mean she isn’t a hero. There are many ways of being a hero.

Women of DC

This is beautiful, but I have to admit, I wish Lois were included in these more often. She’s arguably the original DC woman, who paved the way for all of these amazing ladies who came after her. And just because she doesn’t wear a mask or have a codename doesn’t mean she isn’t a hero. There are many ways of being a hero.

(Source: wintersoldiers)

Jul 6 '12

zatannaz:

redredrobin:

zatannaz:

literally me when being hugged ngl. but for me it’s just a ‘i have no experiance hugging WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!?’ and not, well. bruce being bruce.

pffff…ehehe. do you know why he doesn’t have any experience hugging? it’s because his parents died and he’s an orphan.

hahaha omfg how could i forget the homes without juice club

that’s the most important one!

Except that is actually Dick hugging Kara, not Bruce. And I think he’s supposed to be upset because they’re saying goodbye, not because he doesn’t like hugging her. See?

It’s actually a really adorable moment IMO.

Jul 1 '12
thehappysorceress:

Supergirl by Marc Laming 

This is probably my favorite portrait of Kara ever. Just SOSOSO good. Marc Laming is the best artist, seriously.

thehappysorceress:

Supergirl by Marc Laming

This is probably my favorite portrait of Kara ever. Just SOSOSO good. Marc Laming is the best artist, seriously.

Jun 26 '12

superhoneybear-art:

oh look it’s my ~process~ 

Um I’m not even a Tim/Kara shipper but YOUR LINEWORK IS FLAWLESS.

GEEZ, girl. You make me wish I shipped them! This is GORGEOUS!

May 13 '12

wonderarity:

Mother’s Day tribute to some of DC’s mothers.

[From left to right:]

Koriand’r, Alura-El, Hippolyta & the Amazons of Themyscira, Donna Troy, Martha Kent, Lois Lane, Pantha, Dinah Lance, Barbara Gordon, Dana Drake, Kate Spencer, Stephanie Brown, Helena Sandsmark, Ellen Baker, Linda Park-West, Bonnie King-Jones, Bianca Reyes, Crystal Brown, Talia al Ghul, Lara-El, Mera, Mary Grayson, Martha Wayne.

This is absolutely beautiful. There are so many amazing mothers in the DCU, and I love what a diverse bunch they are. The message of this is absolutely right: There is no one way to be a mother. And it has NOTHING to do with biological ties. Martha Kent is Clark’s mother just as much as Lara ever was. Dinah Lance is the mother of Mia and Roy and Sin just as much as if she’d given birth to them herself. Bringing a child into the world is an incredible, powerful thing. But it is not the ONLY way to be a mother. Some of the best mothers in the world have never given birth at all, yet they are mothers in EVERY way that truly matters.

Also, crying forever at “mothers who love you in death”. O__O MY BABIES. *sobbing forever*

I do love that Lara-El has the “Superman curl” in that picture, though. I guess now we know where Clark got it from. XD

Apr 29 '12
wonderarity:

Kal is the best cousin

Ugh, Clark is so adorablllllle.
I wish Superman would bring me lattes when I’m feeling down.

wonderarity:

Kal is the best cousin

Ugh, Clark is so adorablllllle.

I wish Superman would bring me lattes when I’m feeling down.

Apr 24 '12

blerdenvy:

House of El. I know I probably missed some other actors but this all i had off the top of my head.

This is so cool. I love seeing all of the Superman (and one Supergirl) actors side by side.

(I think I must a a bad Superman fan though because I have absolutely NO idea who the guy in the middle is. Otherwise, I know that it’s George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Helen Slater, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling. But that guy in the middle is not ringing a single bell. Huh?)

(Source: blerdrunner)

Apr 17 '12
ealperin:

mingdoyle:

Supergirl, drawn during the Womanthology signing at Hub Comics for Anj, the proprietor of Supergirl Comic Box Commentary.
I still don’t feel that I’ve come up with my definitive take on Supergirl, but there’s always next time!

^I LOVE THIS!!!!^ I know of Anj, too!!! Love his site!!! :D
Such a gorgeous Supergirl! It’s so rare to see a drawing where she actually looks her age. All the points for that.

ealperin:

mingdoyle:

Supergirl, drawn during the Womanthology signing at Hub Comics for Anj, the proprietor of Supergirl Comic Box Commentary.

I still don’t feel that I’ve come up with my definitive take on Supergirl, but there’s always next time!

^I LOVE THIS!!!!^ I know of Anj, too!!! Love his site!!! :D

Such a gorgeous Supergirl! It’s so rare to see a drawing where she actually looks her age. All the points for that.

(Source: mingdoyle)

Mar 22 '12
Isn’t this picture of Diana sitting on Bruce and Clark’s shoulders the cutest? I just fell in love with it the minute I saw it (which was when reading WW’s encyclopedia, I believe) and spent waaaay too much time tracking it down online because I wanted to post it here. I don’t know, something about it is just utterly adorbs to me. They all look so happy! (Even Bruce! Look at you, Bruce! You actually know how to smile in a way which is neither creepy nor condescending! I’m so proud of you.)
Plus, you know that you’re someone pretty awesome when Superman and Batman carry you around like a pair of fanboys. ;-) I just love my Trinity so much! Best friends ever.
Also, I love all the other heroes in the background. It’s like they’re having a WW parade to celebrate how awesome she is. (I have no idea if that’s actually what’s going on, but I shall pretend that it is.)

Isn’t this picture of Diana sitting on Bruce and Clark’s shoulders the cutest? I just fell in love with it the minute I saw it (which was when reading WW’s encyclopedia, I believe) and spent waaaay too much time tracking it down online because I wanted to post it here. I don’t know, something about it is just utterly adorbs to me. They all look so happy! (Even Bruce! Look at you, Bruce! You actually know how to smile in a way which is neither creepy nor condescending! I’m so proud of you.)

Plus, you know that you’re someone pretty awesome when Superman and Batman carry you around like a pair of fanboys. ;-) I just love my Trinity so much! Best friends ever.

Also, I love all the other heroes in the background. It’s like they’re having a WW parade to celebrate how awesome she is. (I have no idea if that’s actually what’s going on, but I shall pretend that it is.)

Mar 5 '12

gayblackgreekandgeek:

superheroeskickingass:

This scene is pretty much perfect. Except for the dialogue of Wonder Woman. What she does is fine but the dialogue ehhh-

“Bad enough we’ve exposed you to this sexist objectification,”

Uh Wonder Woman you do know that you are wearing what most people would call a bathing suit?  

Bonus points for the interaction between Lois and Barbara in the last panel. If that’s not friendship, I don’t know what is

WHY have I not read this issue? I need to read this issue. Clearly. Everything about this is awesome.

(Source: thevoiceofasante)