Satan. As we all know, he can be a bit of a cheeky one, getting up to no end of mischief and trouble.
But what about his brother?
We're about to find out - as Supergirl comes up against that self-same diabolical sibling.
As it turns out, that's not who she's up against at all. She's up against the ruler of some other dimension, who just sort of very vaguely looks a bit like the devil might if he were bright green and had fairly pitiful pair of horns on his forehead.
Here's what happens.
After receiving a strange book written in a strange language, our heroine starts to lose her powers.
This is bad news, as she's meant to be taking a bunch of kids to a funfair and, needless to say, they keep pestering her to do super things of which she's not currently capable.
Supergirl agrees and, interrupting their plan to blow up a nuclear reactor, brings the rebels to him.
Just as it seems she's done the dirty on them, she then pulls a fast one, thanks to a wristwatch she's rigged to fire knock-out gas at Dax, thus ending his reign of terror and handing control of the planet to the rebels.
And, with that, Supergirl can return to our own world, hostage and superpowers intact and complete her visit to the funfair.
One is that, when Supergirl meets up with the rebels, they're about to blow up a nuclear reactor and release its deadly radiation upon the general public.
Call me judgemental if you want but, to me, that makes them sound like raving lunatics who'd be labelled terrorists in any sane society. And is Supergirl really sure these are a safe bunch of people to leave in charge of a planet?
The other thing is, why does she rig a wristwatch to fire gas at Dax and knock him out? She has her superpowers back by this stage and hasn't made any kind of pledge not to use them against him. Fully supered up, all she has to do is belt him one.
All I can conclude is that Supergirl, like Satan's oldest foe, really does work in mysterious ways.
Speaking of working in mysterious ways.
Where's Wanda Five?
Yes, five issues in and there's still no sign of Supergirl's issue #1 flatmate around whom it seemed an entire story arc was going to be built. Fans of UK soap opera Coronation Street will remember the sad case of Tracy Barlow, a character who spent fifteen years unseen, in her room, listening to music cassettes, before reappearing, sporting a brand new face and transformed into a psychotic murderer.
We can only hope the same fate doesn't await Wanda Five.
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