Thursday, August 20, 2015

Crisis On Infinite Earths #7 Fallout - Who's Who '87 Update

I thought I was done with my review of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 when the 30th anniversary of that issue occurred last month.

But I thought I would look at a couple of things which occurred as a sort of aftermath of Supergirl's death.

Supergirl had been shown in the original Who's Who series from 1985. But the Crisis had erased her from all continuity. There was no Supergirl in the couple of years post-Crisis. And the timelines of the DCU was shifting with Power Girl replacing in Supergirl in some stories.

In 1987, DC put out a Who's Who update. And in the last issue of this supplement, there was an appendix, a way to do brief updates or changes to some characters that didn't need a completely new entry.

And Supergirl got an entry.

"In the recreated DC Universe, Supergirl never came to be."

Yep. That about says it all.

After a year of recovering from the death of Supergirl, this entry still felt like someone ripping the scab off a healing wound.

But DC also threw out something of false hope to Supergirl fans. Could Supergirl have existed in the dreaded 'pocket universe' of the Time Trapper in Legion? Could there be a Supergirl hiding out there?

The answer ends up being 'yes, sort of'. There is a Supergirl there, but it is Matrix.


Uncle Screensaver said...

There would also be Laurel Gand/ Leela Linder who replaced Kara in LSH, since DC didn't factor in her disappearance, with Time Trapper also "creating" Laurel Gand/ Andromeda. So, basically four characters were used and created all because an iconic female Kryptonian was too threatening and inconvenient for certain people.

Anonymous said...

DC commences thumbing its nose at us for the next nineteen years....I temporarily "outgrew" comics about this time.