If there's one thing this blog knows how to achieve, it's unpopularity. Over the years, it's launched numerous features that have died a death before they've even made two posts.
But there's only been one that's so unpopular that I've received emails of complaint about it.
And that's Supergirl Sunday.
Needless to say, that's not going to prevent its return, as I finally get round to taking an organised look at the title that set out to launch the Kandorian clobberer into solo superstardom in 1972.
In issue #1, we find our heroine making a major life transition as, having quit her job as a reporter, she goes to university.
There's a slightly odd scene early on where she rushes to move house, so she can start uni, even though she only lives ten miles away from the university and has super speed and therefore has no need to move house at all in order to attend the place.
But, before Supergirl can tackle that mystery, there's a bigger one to be dispatched.
There's been a murder on campus.
And then there's another.
It seems someone's bumping off drama students for no noticeable reason.
Fortunately, Wanda Five just happens to be psychic and thus keeps telling Supergirl when and where the murders are going to be committed.
It's a perfectly solid and safe start to the strip's new direction but it does feel like one with the seatbelt on. I'm not sure it suits Supergirl for her to be doing the Murder She Wrote routine when we're used to her having far more rococo - and at times plain perverted - adventures and it feels like a massive gear change down from her usual lunacy.
Still, it has nice art by Art Saaf and Vince Colletta and does at least set up the hints of a far bigger and more ambitious story line to come, as regards her new room mate. Could we be about to get a Tana Nile situation?
You see? All people with sense may hate Supergirl Sunday but what other scenario in life would ever give me the chance to use the phrase, "Tana Nile situation"?
Admittedly, Thor Thursday would but we'd best gloss over that.
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
4 months ago