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04 January 2007 @ 08:52 pm
Batman's single line in this comic from Supermegatopia's Brothers Grinn makes this whole thing twice as funny.
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Noah Singman: Cleavagensingman on January 5th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
My personal bias would have made me say that six of those don't belong with the others, but I'm weird that way. :-)

Interestingly, I only first learned of Power Girl and her particular gifts very recently. I was a comics enthusiast for years, but mostly Marvel since the mid 70s, and not much at all since the mid 90s.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 5th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
PG is a fairly old character in terms of DC; she was introduced in the mid 60s if I remember correctly as a cousin of Kal-L's from Krypton-2 (as in the Krypton of universe "Earth-2" for those not into comics). She is basically the Supergirl from that dimension; Earth-1 = Kara Zor-El while Earth-2 = Kara Zor-L.

The thing is, for most of her career, she's been sort of a secondary character. She was treated even by DC as sort of a second-class Supergirl only not as memorable due to not wearing the S on her chest. Of course, that her chest was the most memorable part of her for a while is due to the original artist playing a prank by drawing her chest just a bit bigger every time she appeared in a comic, just to see how long it would take his editors to notice. They apparently never did, and the fact that PG has a super-endowment up front is now not only canon but a point of reference that even the characters notice. Even women like Wonder Woman (no slouch in the buxom department herself) are cognizant of the fact that PG is just about the limit on that subject.

Even with that, unless you were a DC fan and more than that, a Justice Society fan, you probably wouldn't have heard much of her. She's been kicked around the DCverse for a long time, rather aimlessly, until recently. She's always been a feminist and "strong" personality, but they've finally decided to approach that intelligently, it seems, and give the character more attention. She's one of the flagship characters of the new Justice Society comic title and has earned the respect of DC fans and staff. They're treating her not like a stereotype, but like a person... and letting her respond intelligently and humorously to those in-fiction who do try to stereotype her.

As for the Brothers Grinn, they've created a whole comic line around a parody of PG; check out Buxom Gal in their comics section on their main Supermegatopia site.
Noah Singman: Noah and Conniensingman on January 5th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
After learning of her existence, I did read about that joking increase of her endowments, and I hope that it says more about the editors' sense of humor than their powers of observation. :-)

I'll have to check out the site, then. Thanks for the tip!
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 5th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Far as I'm aware, it was a combination of the editorial staff not paying close enough attention to what the artists were doing and the natural tendency to not notice little accumulative changes until they reach a threshold point. In a personal example, I had hardly noticed that our little kitten had turned into a full-grown cat until he landed on my chest one night and I wondered where the adult tiger had come from.
Jessmarinebear on January 5th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yesss... which one is still a virgin?
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 5th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Of those three? If we're talking officially, there's only one that is ASSUREDLY and in-canon still a virgin (Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, 2nd from the left). Supergirl is assumed to be a virgin; her first kiss was "on-screen" and involved Poison Ivy, if that isn't odd enough for you. Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark, far right) might be a virgin, but it's equally likely she isn't. She was very close to Kon-El, aka Superboy, before his death. She's still hung up on him, so most people assume they were having a sexual relationship. As for PG... well, she's not someone you'd call a "slut," but I have no reason to think she's still a virgin. It's not something that's been confirmed one way or another in-canon, to my knowledge.
Jessmarinebear on January 5th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
ooooh you take the fun out of my fun. lol