Monday, 7 September 2009

Superwoman Reborn?

Supergirl Annual-2009

In a story about the secret origins of Superwoman, the scene is set at a mysterious and dark mountain, home to an ancient, vengeful God who doesn't take kindly to visitors, basically this God wields fire and brimstone in the form of deadly bolts of lightning.

So, can anyone help me out here? Superwoman met her end here several months ago, and in the first couple of pages of this story we witness the death of Steven Morrow, a hapless regular guy who picks the wrong beauty spot, in an attempt to get away from the stresses of his day job. We see him running away, frantically trying to escape, he knows he is being attacked by something he doesn't understand, and in his final moment he utters the word 'stahkklll'.

What?? Is that the mountain God speaking through him, is it comic book speak for AEEEEAARGH!!!, or has he seen the face of the God, and it's name is...'Stahkklll' Now, on the mountain lies Lucy Lane, naked, curled up in a fetal position, as if in a deep sleep. Did she not die, did the Superwoman suit save her, is the mountain God protecting her, is each victim the God claims feeding into her a life force, so that she can once again return?

I liked this story, I'm still liking Supergirl, although I'm not so sure about the Superbooks entering into Miabai's medieval world of magic, where soldiers ride around on the backs of giant flying squid, not sure I want to follow them there.

However, it seems both Marvel and DC are both following each other into the hocus pocus, not everything is as it seems world of magic, mmm... I'm going to withhold my judgment.

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