Monday, July 10, 2006

Welcome back to the Silver Age

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usWell, teh Internets is all a-twitter over the current issue of Supergirl. Say what you will about DC Comics these days, they certainly do know how to generate buzz.*

Let's see. Kara Zor-El, check. Kandor, check. Nightwing and Flamebird, check (although they insist on reversing the billing, probably to avoid confusion with those other three (!) Nightwings in Gotham City New York). Superman double, check (I'll be so happy if his real name turns out to be Van-Zee). Everything old is new again. All we need now is Comet the Super-Horse and we're all set.

It doesn't quite look the same.

I can't believe you Silver Age fanboys don't recognize the last-page Big Reveal. I mean, c'mon, it's a huge gimmie. You just saw her. It's Saturn Queen.

See also Seven Hells, Strange Visitor, Pretty, Fizzy Paradise, Fortress of Fortitude.

* Now if only they could do it for Manhunter. Getting Todd out of the closet didn't do it. Maybe the readers are waiting for some hot Kate-on-Cam action.

Armor in the shower? Ooh, look, the tattoo moved!

1 comment:

Scipio said...

We live in the Platinum Age, my friend.

Superficially, it looks like it's silver; but the chemistry's different.