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Old November 9 2011, 12:13 AM   #16
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Re: Did Supergirl get punched out of her skin?

Yeah, I like the idea of Supergirl being another survivor of Krypton that works a bit better than some alien taking the form of some nubile teenage girl.
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Old November 9 2011, 12:27 AM   #17
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What I think might be kind of cool someday is a Supergirl story where there's no Superman and she's the only Kryptonian on Earth. That would be kind of an interesting dynamic to explore-- where she's the one showing off all these fantastic new powers for the first time instead of her cousin, and where the first superbeing humans encounter is... a small teenage girl.


(Of course come to think of it, that was probably a story they DID do back in the crazy Silver Age era. lol)
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Old November 9 2011, 12:35 AM   #18
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Yeah, I like the idea of Supergirl being another survivor of Krypton that works a bit better than some alien taking the form of some nubile teenage girl.
Uh, the Kryptonian Supergirl IS some alien in the form of a nubile teenage girl. At least the shapeshifter was from a terrestrial lab.

Not saying one is better than the other, only that the concepts are equally weird and equally alien.
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Old November 9 2011, 12:54 AM   #19
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Re: Did Supergirl get punched out of her skin?

Lex Luthor was also dating the Matrix Supergirl at the time much to Superman's disapproval (this was still when Lex was posing as Lex Luthor II and had an Australian accent oh and was a clone of the original who had died from cancer due to prolonged exposure to Kryptonite thanks to his Green K-ring).
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Old November 9 2011, 01:44 AM   #20
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Now you're just trying to weird Trekker out!

Although it's true.
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Old November 9 2011, 02:39 AM   #21
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For a story that has mass appeal, The Death of Superman has tons of goofy, unexplained things from the 1990s continuity: Matrix Supergirl, the War Worlders, Jimmy Olsen dressed as a Turtle, Bloodwynd, Redhead Australian Luthor. I can't imagine what Theoretical Casual Buyer thought of it.
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Old November 9 2011, 02:46 AM   #22
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^ Agreed.
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Old November 9 2011, 03:03 AM   #23
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At that stage, Supergirl was a shape-shifting piece of goo known as Matrix, she reverted to her normal form when Doomsday hit her.
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Old November 9 2011, 03:14 AM   #24
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What I think might be kind of cool someday is a Supergirl story where there's no Superman and she's the only Kryptonian on Earth. That would be kind of an interesting dynamic to explore-- where she's the one showing off all these fantastic new powers for the first time instead of her cousin, and where the first superbeing humans encounter is... a small teenage girl.
Aye, I've long advocated such an approach - just do an alternate-universe story in which the Els had a daughter instead of Clark, and go from there.
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Old November 9 2011, 03:21 AM   #25
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For a story that has mass appeal, The Death of Superman has tons of goofy, unexplained things from the 1990s continuity: Matrix Supergirl, the War Worlders, Jimmy Olsen dressed as a Turtle, Bloodwynd, Redhead Australian Luthor. I can't imagine what Theoretical Casual Buyer thought of it.
You left out Bibbo.

And Trekker4747, who described the Matrix Supergirl as "some nubile teenage girl," is a little off. At that point in time, she was in appearance in her early 20s. It wasn't until she merged with Linda Danvers that Matrix became a teenager in body.
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Old November 9 2011, 03:26 AM   #26
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Ah, yeah... Probably a good thing I forgot about that.
It gets better. Matrix then bonded to a dead girl and the two of them became an Earth Angel. Together they fought the first vampire and his mother, Lilith who were trying to control the female aspect of God embodied in Matrix.
This reminds me why I dont read Peter David anymore.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:30 AM   #27
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For a story that has mass appeal, The Death of Superman has tons of goofy, unexplained things from the 1990s continuity: Matrix Supergirl, the War Worlders, Jimmy Olsen dressed as a Turtle, Bloodwynd, Redhead Australian Luthor. I can't imagine what Theoretical Casual Buyer thought of it.
You left out Bibbo.
I couldn't remember if he was in The Death of Superman or if we had to wait until World Without a Superman for his incessant appearances, and I was too lazy to even check my own review of the book to find out.

Besides, Bibbo is self-explanatory... he's just obnoxious.

What no amount of Wikipedia reading can justify, though, is why Jon Bognadove received gainful employment at DC Comics.

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Ah, yeah... Probably a good thing I forgot about that.
It gets better. Matrix then bonded to a dead girl and the two of them became an Earth Angel. Together they fought the first vampire and his mother, Lilith who were trying to control the female aspect of God embodied in Matrix.
This reminds me why I dont read Peter David anymore.
I haven't read it, but that description sounds amazing to me.
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It has been my impression that the Peter David run on "Supergirl" was actually critically acclaimed by fans.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:43 AM   #29
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It has been my impression that the Peter David run on "Supergirl" was actually critically acclaimed by fans.
Didn't care for it myself. Came across as a story he wanted to tell that he grafted on to Supergirl rather than a Supergirl story.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:54 AM   #30
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So was Matrix Supergirl an ancestor of Proty?
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