The penultimate episode of Supergirl's second season left National City in danger from the Daxamite invasion. Though I was never really worried Kara would fail at protecting her city in the finale, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," it was a close call. The DEO and Kara had to make a hard decision to win the day, and while I don't have a better option in mind for eliminating the Daxamite threat, I'm not positive I agree with their actions.
End of the world rallying speeches aren't hard to come by in film and television. Good ones, however, are more difficult to find. Stacker Pentecost pulled it off in Pacific Rim with the whole canceling the apocalypse bit, and President Thomas J. Whitmore did a solid job in Independence Day (which Winn referenced). In news that won't surprise anyone who knows the character, Cat Grant stepped up to motivate the residents of National City with an end of the world pep talk. She called upon them to resist the Daxamite invaders, and she did one heck of a job.
The presence of super powers does not an instant hero make. Sure, special abilities make fighting back against the darkness in the world a little easier. When you punch or fly your way through a problem, you have a bit more effectiveness on your side. But those with powers don't always want to be heroes, and sometimes those without powers are willing to step up. Like, for example, James Olsen.
Last week I realized we hadn't talked enough about Lena Luthor. As it turns out, we haven't talked enough about Alex Danvers either. The latest episode of Supergirl is titled "Alex," so it's the ideal time to discuss the eldest Danvers sister.
We haven't talked enough about Lena Luthor, and it's time to fix that. We've seen enough of her and Kara spending time together to know they're friends, but tonight’s episode "Ace Reporter" did more to cement their relationship. When Lena and Kara hang on screen, it's usually at Lena's office or on the scene of some dangerous situation. I've been wanting to see them in more everyday friendship situations—getting coffee together, going to dinner—and I got what I was hoping for when Lena stopped by Kara's apartment.
Some battles are fought with weapons and super powers, others are fought with art supplies.
Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced today during the DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER and LADY KILLER will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.
If you think that Batgirl and Supergirl go together about as well as their counterparts Superman and Batman, well, you’d be correct. Kryptonians and Bats are a match made in super hero heaven. But what you may not have known is, unlike their predecessors, Kara Zor-El and Barbara Gordon haven’t actually had many opportunities to get to work with one another on the page.
...At least, maybe not in the ways you might expect.
It’s time to break down the strange, unexpected and altogether animated history of the other World’s Finest duo.