Let's take a look at some secrets under glass!
Massive, massive revelations this week as Hank Henshaw divulges to Alex Danvers a secret that completely changes the Supergirl Universe. However, beyond that huge reveal, there's still a couple more #DCTV Secrets that'll dominate tomorrow's coffee break convos.
- What is Supergirl's Solar Flare?
- Who is Jemm?
- Who is J'onn J'onzz?
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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.
A New Super-Power for the Super-Family
As Jimmy Olsen explains to Supergirl, her Solar Flare power causes her to expend all of the solar energy inside her cells, leaving her powerless for approximately 24 to 48 hours. Jimmy mentioned that Superman named the ability and has experienced it himself before—a true fact in the comics, which first introduced this power in the recent SUPERMAN #38 by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.
The Son of Saturn
This episode of Supergirl saw the DEO dealing with the telepathic, extraterrestrial threat of Jemm. Although in the show he hails from the Phantom Zone—as one of the prisoners of Fort Rozz—in the comics, he hails from the planet Saturn and first appeared in his self-titled series JEMM, SON OF SATURN #1. He shares a lot of similarities with DC Universe hero and Justice League of America member Martian Manhunter. Speaking of whom...
Our Favorite Martian
Hank Henshaw revealed to Alex that he is not actually Hank Henshaw but an alien shapeshifter named J'onn Jonzz. If you were happening to watch this episode along with a DC Comics reader, you might have heard them scream in excitement. J'onn J'onzz is one of the DCU's most famous heroes, serving as a member of the Justice League alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more. He first appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #225 and is one of the few surviving members of the Martian race. His powers rival that of Superman's and while he often times has difficulties connecting with humanity, he developed a fondness for human culture and television—and for the cookie treats known as Chocos.
See you next week!
For more on Martian Manhunter and what this means for Supergirl, be sure to read our interview with actor David Harewood.