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The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL Ep. 2: "Better Together"

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL Ep. 2: "Better Together...

By Paul Malmont Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Supergirl may bring hope to National City but her new series brings along with it secrets from throughout comic book history. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section for super answers.

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Supergirl's immediate family may be out to get her but she's strengthening the bonds between herself and her friends and adoptive family on Earth—and we're here to strengthen our bond with you fans by revealing all the #DCTV Secrets from this week's episode!

  • Who is Maxwell Lord?
  • Who is Al Plastino?
  • What is a Hellgrammite?
  • Who is Jerry Siegel?
  • Who is Richard Donner?

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Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know any more.  But of course you do and you will.




Maxwell Lord

Played by Peter Facinelli in the show, Maxwell Lord ranks as one of the DC Universe's most dangerous supervillains. Distrusting of any being with superpowers and a bit of a megalomaniac, Lord has made it his personal mission to monitor, control, and if necessary dispose of any superpowered individual he deems a threat—whether hero or villain.

Al Plastino

A legendary comic book artist, Al Plastino worked with writer Otto Binder on the very first Supergirl story and worked on countless stories featuring the Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and more.


Although an entire race of insect-like beings on the show, comic book fans may recognize Hellgrammite as a reoccurring villain of the Man of Steel that first appeared in Brave and the Bold #80. A human entomologist named Roderick Rose, the Hellgrammite conducted a mutagenic experiment on himself that transformed him into a grasshopper-like creature.

Jerry Siegel

A Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Famer, Jack Kirby Hall of Famer, and one of the most well-known comic book writers in the world, Jerry Siegel co-created Superman alongside artist Joe Shuster. Together, the writer-artist pair worked on many of Superman's earliest adventures.

Richard Donner

Also known for his work on The Goonies, Richard Donner directed the 1978 Superman film starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel and Margot Kidder as Lois Lane. Donner also co-wrote with Geoff Johns the critically acclaimed "Superman: Last Son" storyline from Action Comics.

See you next week!