“The day Supergirl revealed herself.” As Linda Lee enjoys a day outdoors with the other orphans, she suddenly receives a message from Superman, via super-ventriloquism, telling her that he is trapped in a bank vault. Linda quickly changes to her Supergirl outfit while leaving her “Linda robot” to take over for her. She flies to Metropolis as Supergirl, then changes back to Linda. In disguise, she follows the bank robbers, and then when Clark Kent gets out of the vault, she takes him to the hide-out. Superman then captures the criminals. As Supergirl flies home, she encounters a comet with Red Kryptonite. This substance renders her unable to remember parts of her past, including that she is supposed to keep her existence hidden. She comes to Smallville, and decides to settle there. She is adopted by a couple who was blinded by the comet, and helps care for them. Later, she performs a series of feats that make her a local hero in Smallville. Superman discovers this with his super-senses, and figures out what happened. He uses some old “Amnesia Gas” he once manufactured as Superboy to make everyone in Smallville forget about Supergirl, and meanwhile, Supergirl’s memory returns, and she heads back to her orphanage.
“Supergirl gets adopted.” Supergirl is flying in a storm when she notices a plane in difficulty. Hidden by the fog, she helps the plane land, and then returns to her orphanage. There, she learns that a couple is coming by to look for a child to adopt, so she puts on a dirty dress and messes up her hair to look un-presentable, because she does not want to be adopted and risk having her secret discovered. However, she reminds the couple of their dead daughter, so they select her anyway. Once home, the Wilkins couple treat her kindly, and she doesn’t want to break their hearts. Mr. Wilkins, a police officer, gets into difficulties several times, and each time, Linda sneaks off to save him. She dresses up in a a Superman costume, or saves him without anyone seeing. Officer Wilkins is saved in this manner from a subway train, a falling elevator, and a car accident. Finally, Linda goes with Mr. Wilkins to work, and some criminals drive by and toss a bomb at them. Wilkins tries to cover it up with his body, but Linda uses her X-ray vision to melt the bomb’s internal mechanism. Although it doesn’t go off, the couple decides to give Linda back, fearing that, like their own daughter, Linda might become a victim of the criminals Officer Wilkins chases down. Linda is returned to the orphanage.
I’ve always believed that Supergirl was more then a comic book character. That’s one of the main reasons I started this site and the Kara Zor-El podcast. Not only to review her adventures, but to get rid of any pre-conceived notions people my have about her as only Superman’s cousin, or a sex object. She’s so much more. She’s an icon, a message, and it’s important that people get that, and understand it.
That’s primarily why I love Supergirl fan films so much. Because they’re not made to make money, or for profit. They’re made by people such as myself that love and have a true passion for this character. Supergirl: Stranger in a Strange Land and the Girl of Steel are perfect examples of that, and why I wanted to be part of the Girl of Steel fan films.
If you haven’t seen the Girl of Steel, go watch it now on YouTube. Here’s a great feature with Sarah McCreanor on what it means to her to play the iconic Kara Zor-El in the film. Couldn’t say it better myself Sarah.
“Supergirl’s Darkest Day.” Linda Lee hears of a violent storm at sea, and using her super-vision, discovers a teenaged boy in a shipwreck. She changes into her costume, and uses her powers to push a whale around for the boy to use as a life raft. She pushes him to a ship and then flies away. The boy doesn’t speak English, so he is brought to town, where he ends up in Midvale Orphanage and they name him Johnny Blank. A few days later when she uses her powers to save one of the orphans from a fire, Johnny sees her. He covers up for her, but can’t explain why because he knows little English. Later when shooting with a toy bow and arrow, he knocks Linda’s wig off of her head, but again covers for her. Finally Linda confronts Johnny as Supergirl, and discovers that he is not from earth — he is Prince Valzorr is from the planet Korvia. While exploring earth, his space ship was wrecked by the coastal storm, and he became stranded. Supergirl helps him rebuild his ship and then accompanies him to Korvia, but when they arrive, they find out that Valzorr’s parents are dead and he is accused of their murder. Supergirl discovers that the prime minister spirited them away with an atom transporter, and brings them back home. She then returns back to the orphanage, where her Linda Lee robot has been covering for her.
Some things are just not meant to be kept under wraps. I’m so proud to announce because of the amazing success of the trailer clip we got from the Girl of Steel fan film, director Vincent Tran is now in development of a sneak prequel for the film. Furthermore, I myself will be an executive producer on the film, and will be on location during filming. The film will be shown at select screenings and comic conventions later this year.
I am so excited and honored to be part of this project, and can’t wait till you guys see what we have lined up. Stay connected to the Supergirl Homepage for constant updates on this project.
I don’t think anyone can deny that the Supergirl fan film, Girl of Steel, looks pretty incredible. Last week I was granted a fantastic opportunity to sit down with the the director/writer and star of the Girl of Steel Fan Film, Vincent Tran and Sarah McCreanor, to talk about their film and the character of Supergirl. Both Vincent and Sarah were fantastic to talk with, and I loved the direction and the motives behind this incredible film.
Supergirl is a character that deserves a lot more recognition and respect as a hero, not just as someone who stands up for justice, but a role model for woman everywhere. Vincent, Sarah, and everyone associated with this film should be commended on creating a heroine that’s strong, independent, and courageous. I for one do hope we see a lot more of what Vincent Tran has in store for this character, not to mention what Sarah can do with her talents and abilities. Here’s hoping for more of the Girl of Steel.
“Supergirl’s greatest victory.” Linda Lee uses her super-powers to help her fellow orphans in small ways that she knows won’t be detected. But then she notices Kryptonite falling in the woods and wonders if she and Superman can ever figure out a way to resist it. After thinking back over her origin, she changes into her costume and flies to the fortress of solitude. There, Superman shows her several unique new specimens he has collected, including two metal-eaters. One of the metal-eaters escapes, but they lure her back to the fortress with Kryptonite, the metal-eaters’ favorite snack. Supergirl then decides to try and build up resistance to the Kryptonite, which is still in the woods. Keeping her distance, she rolls it into a cave and then slowly approaches it day after day. Soon she can even touch the Kryptonite and still retain her powers. Meanwhie, Superman is in another cave far away, and comes upon a larger chunk of Kryptonite, which weakens him. Supergirl sees this with her telescopic vision, and flies to his aid, thinking she can resist it, but she is also felled by the Kryptonite. Together, the two melt nearby gold with their weakened X-ray vision. The X-rays turn the gold into lead as it melts, which covers the Kryptonite, protecting them. They then return to Supergirl’s cave, where they discover that the Kryptonite against which she was practicing is hollow, because a baby metal-eater has been growing inside, eating it.They return the metal-eater to its mother.
“Supergirl’s super pet.” While star-gazing one night, Linda Lee notices that falling meteors contain a small amount of Kryptonite. She flies to the place where the Kryptonite meteor fell and discovers that the air friction has reduced it to the size of a marble. She uses a lead compact to contain the Kryptonite, and then decides to experiment on the Kryptonite to discover an antiode to it. She works in the orphanage’s lab but fails to discover an antidote, so she throws the Kryptonite into the woods. Later she sees a dog attacking a cat with white streaks in his fur, and rescues the cat, befriending it. She names the cat Streaky and takes him back to the orphanage. Streaky wanders into the woods, encounters the Kryptonite, and suddenly develops super-powers. As he flies around, he crashes into a Superman doll and the cape ends up around his neck. Streaky, now a “super-cat,” goes on a series of adventures, tipping over a milk truck for his fellow cats, and bombarding dogs with apples. Supergirl hears his meow and flies out to investigate. She sees Streaky beating up a killer eagle, and realizes he has super-powers. They fly around and play together for a while, but then Streaky’s powers fade, and he falls to earth. Supergirl catches him, and he becomes a normal cat again.
Dust off that old tux, and polish those dancing shoes, because the Kara Zor-El Podcast is back, and ready to party! In episode # 30, Andrew and I talk the Red Daughter of Krypton storyline, the new Supergirl creative team of Tony Bedard and Yildiray Cinar, and Supergirl appearing in Annuals. Wait, there’s more! We sprinkle some Arrow and Spider-Man talk on there too, and finish it off with a healthy serving of a review of Supergirl # 27.
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Not only is Supergirl going to be part of 2 Annuals in the next few months (World’s Finest Annual # 1 – Jan 29/ Batman/Superman Annual # 1 – Feb 26), but she’ll be getting a pretty cool ring in the “Red Daughter of Krypton” storyline. The story revolves around Kara’s rage and anger at all the problems she’s suffered since emerging from her pod in issue # 1. Unlike the Green power ring, the Red Lantern power ring works off of rage, and seeks Kara.
Below are the books (release dates and solicits thus far) that will be released, in order, surrounding the storyline. The story will progress primarily through the monthly Supergirl books, but will also span and include the Red Lantern books as well. Between the Annuals mentioned above, and Supergirl joining Justice League United in April, we will be seeing a lot more of Supergirl this Spring. Hopefully, DC Comics will leave H’El out of her story this time around.