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Top Five Week is still rolling (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far)! Today, let’s take a look at the top five Supergirls from DC (not counting Power Girl!).
I don’t blame Steve Seagle. Really, I don’t.
This one had editorial train wreck written all over it.
5. Current Supergirl
You know your character has problems when it seems like every other story arc is about redeeming the character in the reader’s eye. “No, no! That previous stuff was not what she’s REALLY like! Trust us! She’s not that bad! Honest!!”
At least some writers HAVE written good stories involving the current Supergirl, though, so that puts her ahead of Cir-El.
4. Matrix Supergirl
The Superman triangle team did a good job bringing her character along slowly, but to be frank, she always seemed a bit bland to me, and I really didn’t like the continuous naive discoveries she made every other appearance.
And when they TRIED to go for a little more edge, with her “edgy” personality, it seemed more silly than edgy.
3. Linda Danvers/Matrix Supergirl
Peter David attempted to address the sorta bland aspect of Matrix by combining her with a fairly troubled young woman named Linda Danvers (a nod to the secret identity of the pre-Crisis Supergirl, who was adopted by the Danvers and went by the name Linda Danvers).
David used the series to explore religion and stuff like issues of morality in modern times. It was a good series.
2. Original Supergirl
The original Supergirl was a neat concept. For her first few years, she was actually a secret from the rest of the world, as Superman’s “secret weapon.”
Later, as she became a public hero, DC seemed to falter a bit in what, exactly, to do with her.
A lot of failed different takes on her later, she was chosen to be one of the major casualties of DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.
1. DC Animated Supergirl
DC Animated Supergirl is basically the same as the original Supergirl, only with more personality, which is why I have her ranked #1.
They did a REALLY nice job developing Supergirl’s personality over the Superman Animated Series and then the Justice League series.
Well, that’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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