Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I guess Supergirl won't be walking through any haunted houses tonight if a spider makes her this terrified.



Nor do I think I she'll be handing out the candy tonight if a Cowboy costume scares her this much!

"The Frightened Supergirl" was the main story in Adventure Comics #401. Written and drawn by Mike Sekowsky, the story involved Nasty Luthor slipping a fear potion into Supergirl's water making the Kara run amok from fear.

In the end, the whole story turns out to be a dream.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

6 comments:

Unknown said...

I don't know if I could count how many Supergirl stories ended up "being a dream."

By the way, that's what I consider the Joe Kelly run these days...

Happy Halloween Anj!

Gene said...

"By the way, that's what I consider the Joe Kelly run these days..."

LOL!

TalOs said...

Marc Burkhardt: if you got a chance to communicate with Joe Kelly (as I have been fortunate enough through Facebook) you'd with out a second thought take back what you said there in a heart beat for you too would find he's a very humble, down to Earth true professional who just got the rough end of the stick come his Supergirl run being messed around with by higher powers at DC. (Which is why Rucka and Joe's run on the title were so short in the first place.)

On a lighter note: Happy Bleated Halloween Anj.

Unknown said...

TalOs - I don't doubt he's a nice guy, and in fact he wrote some of my favorite comics (i.e. Deadpool).

But while I'm not surprised to hear that DC editorial screwed him over, all I have to judge his Supergirl work by is the finished product.

And, no matter what happened behind the scenes, when it comes down to it most of those issues just weren't very good in my humble opinion.

(Something I was pretty vocal about when I blogged as The Fortress Keeper.)

Nothing personal against him though. Judging a person's work on a specific project isn't a condemnation of his character. I wish him nothing but the best. Hopefully, Spider-Man is a better situation for the guy.

Anj said...

But while I'm not surprised to hear that DC editorial screwed him over, all I have to judge his Supergirl work by is the finished product.

I have to agree. I have enjoyed Kelly's work elsewhere. I am sure that DC just didn't know what to do with Supergirl. But I have tried to simply forget those issues.

Anonymous said...

In Kara's defense she is under the influence of Luthor's "fear formula" here.
Or maybe in her dream state she is articulating a normal revulsion from fat hair spiders...who knows?
Otherwise the Maid of Might gets off easy IMHO as this was an era where DC was comfortable depicting Wonder Woman's stereotypical fear of mice.
"Eeek a mouse!" etc.
:D

Good pick

John Feer