Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I could not find any specific Supergirl/Thanksgiving moments in a brief perusal of my collection although one must exist. So instead I treat you to this cover from Adventure Comics #394 drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. In this near incomprehensible story, Kara gets thrown in jail by an intergalactic tyrant after she attempts to dismantle his dangerous 'Zenith Weapon'.

In the story the prisoners beg for a meal to be served and are forced to fight over some scraps. Reminds me of some Thanksgiving tables I have sat at. Please, no food riots on turkey day. Hee hee.

In the end, the other prisoners turn out to be super-heroines from other planets and they all team up to end the threat. You have to give thanks for the Silver Age.


On a different note, I just want to give thanks to everyone who visits this blog and comments. I started this blog on a complete whim, a way to get some ideas I had about Supergirl out of my head and into text form. I never expected that there would be others out there that not only had the same passion for the character that I have but have also found the blog and like it! This blog has really been a perfect creative outlet for me and reading other fan's thoughts about the character is wonderful. It really has been a great thing for me.

Thanks to all! Hope you all have a great holiday!

8 comments:

Heath Edwards said...

happy thanksgiving to you, too, anj. i think we all thank you for your blog, your great reviews, and for letting us all comment and discuss our supergirl...

Anonymous said...

All Supergirl fans have this common notion that they are "alone" or that SG fan-dom is a sideshow in the grand scheme of comic books. Nothing could be further from the truth though....so I give thanks to our kind host for writing such a fine blog, imparting energy and bringing some well turned criticism to our fave.

John Feer

TalOs said...

Sincerest Happy Thanksgiving to all the ya fans in the US! :D (Since over in Australia we don't celebrate it nor Halloween till THIS year come later it seems! God we're SO f***** up over here!)

All Supergirl fans have this common notion that they are "alone" or that SG fan-dom is a sideshow in the grand scheme of comic books. Nothing could be further from the truth though....so I give thanks to our kind host for writing such a fine blog, imparting energy and bringing some well turned criticism to our fave.
Very well said indeed bro! :D However, try telling this to majority of 'em real tools over at the Superman Homepage. (Posters like "Terminal", and "Neal Bailey" amongst others for example) OMG They are SO against Supergirl it's not even funny over there ah! *Sighs*

Anywho, again Happy Thanksgiving to one and all regardless!

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Supermanhomepage is not always friendly territory for the Kara Soviets. That having been said I find mysef agreeing with Neal a lot in their podcast with respect to his criticism of DC comics lack of continuity within books and for the DCU as a whole. He also makes a good point that DC grants some of it's A-list writers waaa-ay too much power to the point where individuals cavalierly re-write canonical story elements at the drop of a hat.
I just wish he'd bring some of that heat to bear on "Smallville" a program that is the continuity equivalent of a black mass where the DCU is concerned.

BTW is it really true that Supergirl is #4 in the DCU's name recognition poll? That is an amazing statistic if true, anyone got a link to said factoid??

Peace
and thanks

John Feer

Gene said...

Thank you Anj for having this excellent Supergirl blog. One of the things I am thankful for is that the Maid of Might is finally getting treated properly comic book wise with regards to Sterling Gates' direction, Tiny Titans, and the upcoming Eighth Grade Adventures.

Anj said...

Thanks to all you guys.

I appreciate your comments! It is a comfort to me to hear from other Supergirl fans.

TalOs said...

John Feer, let me give you some friendly advice where Superman Homepage's own Neal Bailey is concerned and that is don't trust anything he says PERIOD ah! The guy is a true fake! A HUGE lier! And a backstabber of the highest caliber!

Did y'know that I once proposed a comic idea in the theme of Batman Beyond but intended for Superman instead which I called Superman Ascending that I had a hand in co-writing with him and was meant to be THE sole one to do the art chores as well on top of it all too only to have found he in turn allowed some frickin' punk to do the art that we agreed I was going to do originally which he soon after even posted the art that this punk had done online for all to see on the Superman Homepage itself WITHOUT consent from me at that! I had to PM (Private Message) him ASAP and rip him a new one for what he did behind my back and not even wanting to inform me before hand of what he had in mind prior to posting our work on that particular site!

The guy is a fake! I can tell you another truth about him but I'm to angry from recalling that particular memory and to think that I was "friends" with this guy once upon a time and all the pain he has caused me during that so called "friendship"! UGH!

Anonymous said...

"Very well said indeed bro! :D However, try telling this to majority of 'em real tools over at the Superman Homepage."

Sadly, I'm afraid that is a senntiment common among reboot fans who praise JB for giving Superman his "Last Son of Krypton" status back and like Matrix for the sole reason she isn't Kara.

A pity Byrne's Superman NEVER was the Last Son of Krypton, right? Byrne's Superman was born and raised in America and didn't give a damn about Krypton. So the Last Son of Krypton was a worthless title which didn't make him unique.