Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #280, “Trapped in Kandor!”
|March 1, 2014||Posted by Jess under Comics, Supergirl Saturday|
When we last left our heroine, she had lost her powers, due to the machinations of the evil Kandorian scientist and Supergirl lookalike Lesla-Lar. Not only that, but Lesla-Lar was secretly switching places with Linda at night in order to commit diabolical acts, while brainwashing Linda into believing herself to be Lesla-Lar. Plus, Dr. Drake Ramoray had recently fallen down an elevator shaft! Such drama, very wow.
On the plus side, Linda’s now got a happy home with the Danverses. But though she tries to put a brave face on it, she misses having powers:
At the Planet building, Clark discreetly tells Linda he still hasn’t found a way to restore her powers. Saddened, she goes home.
That night, Lesla-Lar switches them again and goes to visit her new buddy Lex:
“…people will think I’m on the law’s side, and never suspect that you and I are secret partners in crime!” she concludes. THAT FIEND.
Meanwhile on Kandor, Linda, believing herself to be Lesla-Lar, goes first to work and then to a movie about Superman and Supergirl’s lives. She’s deeply moved by the latter:
Back on Earth, Lesla-Lar has come up with a scheme, because she is Lesla-Lar:
Of course it works, because Lesla-Lar never lost her powers to begin with:
Les, if you keep using scare quotes like that, you’re gonna tip him off.
A nearby rockslide means their conversation has to be put on hold. Not only does Lesla-Lar save the people who are about to be crushed by the rockslide while staying out of sight, she places the rocks in a cool, Stonehenge-esque formation. Superman’s kind of pissed that she’s better than him, which is hilarious.
LINDA YOU SWEETIE. P.S. The artist drew you in the wrong outfit.
Anyway, even though he resents her success because he’s THE WORST, Superman decides he can’t put off announcing “Supergirl” to the world anymore. She’s thrilled:
DUN DUN DUN! What will happen next??? I don’t know about you, but I’m on tenterhooks!
Oh, and here, have a couple of letters:
Fun fact: DC later stole this idea and totally used it for years.
So, just a couple thousand people.