In the wonderful Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade, Landry Walker and Eric Jones showed us Supergirl's daydreams, allowing the reader a peek into the workings of the young hero's mind. These glimpses were often amusing ... diverting a giant meteor with an enormous tennis racket for example.
But one of the better recurring daydream gags was Moon Supergirl. In those dreams, Kara was a lauded and beloved perfect superhero who easily dispatched the vile Moon Gang.
I still miss that comic.
And for Cosmic Adventures fans, Batman Brave and the Bold #10 had a wonderful cameo ...
After an opening scene where Batman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary take down Hugo Strange, we get to see Batman on his usual rounds in Gotham City. And who does he run into ... the Moon Gang!
The Moon Gang!! And they are robbing the Gotham Museum's lunar artifact display. Hmm ... does this mean that Cosmic Adventures Supergirl is in the Brave and Bold continuity? Could she guest star here?
Anyways, the gang is about to be easily dispatched by the Dark Knight when Batman begins to transform under the full moon rays.
With Bat-zilla about the bring the museum down around them, the Moon Gang scatters. I love their dialogue.
"Retreat! Retreat to the safety of the moon!" Too funny!
The rest of the issue has the Atom using his powers in reverse to hold off the rampaging beast while Green Arrow rushes to procure the antidote. There are some somewhat heavy themes in this 'kid's comic' including the Atom's brief internal discussion on whether he should let this bat-monstrosity destroy a prison and all those in it.
As with Cosmic Adventures, there was something in this issue for all levels of readers. And it certainly read like the Brave and Bold episodes play out.
But I have to be honest, for me the best thing in the issue was the Moon Gang. If only because it reminded me about Moon Supergirl.
Well, if I can't get a Supergirl Cosmic Adventures sequel, how about the Cosmic Supergirl as a guest star with Batman in this book? Pretty please Landry?