Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #278, “The Unknown Supergirl!”
|February 15, 2014||Posted by Jess under Comics, Supergirl Saturday|
Okay, folks, here’s where things get good.
I was surprised the first time I read through these comics to learn that there was actually a pretty long-running ongoing plotline in the Supergirl backups. And boy, is it soapy good times. There are lost powers, new parents, old parents, evil doppelgangers, unexpected romances, the works. So let’s jump into it, shall we?
Oh, but first, a snippet from the main story:
(There was an alien disguised as Perry White doing evil stuff. Doesn’t matter. The point is, Supergirl > Superman. “For once, I decided to use my own judgment!” USE IT MORE, HONEY. IT’S GOOD.)
Anyway. Supergirl time!
Don’t get too excited, Linda – it’s not quite time yet.
Our story begins with Krypto fetching Supergirl and bringing her to a small island, where Superman’s waiting with great news:
Superman promises to make the announcement as soon as he and Krypto return from a mission in another dimension, but as soon as they’re gone, peril looms:
Supergirl dives into the sea to escape the kryptonite, but she’s already growing weak. She’s rescued by Jerro, who pulls her out of range of the dust:
The kryptonite dust ring is big news, since it means Superman’s either dead or taking refuge on another planet. This is great news to the criminal element, which seizes the opportunity to, uh, rob carnivals and things. Supergirl watches with her various visions:
But you have to get up pretty early in the morning to stump Supergirl! She uses the mast of a sunken ship to create a huge fishing pole, and:
More covert crimefighting ensues:
It’s a very busy day for Supergirl!
Finally the kryptonite dust clears and Supergirl’s able to return to the surface. She eagerly awaits Superman’s return (no, not Superman Returns, calm down Bryan Singer), and when he does, off they go to the television studio for the surprise broadcast. But:
Oh Linda, honey. You poor thing. And for once, it isn’t Superman’s fault.
But I love Supergirl because she always, always looks on the bright side, and that’s just what she does now:
What happened to her powers? ONLY AN AWESOMELY RIDICULOUS EVIL PLOT, IS ALL. Will she be adopted now? YOU BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY SHE WILL. Ahhhhh I’m so excited! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!