With the Convergence Matrix Supergirl mini-series just a day away, I thought I would briefly visit the other Matrix Supergirl mini-series. Amazingly, despite the years I have devoted to this blog, I have never covered this story arc.
Here is the house ad for the 1994 mini-series. It definitely captures the feel of the story. In it, Matrix finally realizes that Lex Luthor has been using her. This is the story where she finally becomes free, acting as an individual and not the dupe of someone else.
It is a striking image by June Brigman and Butch Guice. While it might appear that she is protecting Luthor there is an anger to her face. After reading the story it could easily be interpreted that she is taking the lab apart herself and holding Luthor at bay.
I will definitely need to cover this mini-series ... maybe soon.
But I don't know about the tagline. 'She's mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore!'
Would the kids of 1994 get this reference?
I mean, would a quote from Network resonate with the comic audience then?
I guess the answer is yes to some portion. I was in my early 20s when the book came out and knew what that line was from