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omike015

In Reply To
Blue Beetle

Subj: Re: Bring Back Supergirl
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 10:29:11 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Bring Back Supergirl
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 05:49:56 pm EST

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> >The original Supergirl was classic. I would love to have her back. But at least the one we have is Kryptonian, is Superman's cousin, arrived on Earth as a teen-ager, is blonde, and wears the red, yellow, and blue. I'm thankful we have that much.
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> So a Kryptonian Supergirl is more important to you than a well-written one? Interesting.


Writers come and go. The poor writing is ending now that a good writer is taking over. What matters long term is the basic design of the character.


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> >Teen-agers have attitudes. This is normal.
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> Teenagers can't fly or shoot death beams from their eyes, but that seems to be accepted in the comic book 'verse. Why can abnormal characters have abnormal characterization?


Because realistic characterization is what helps us suspend our disbelief in the face of unrealistic powers.

Now I certainly would have accepted a return to the Silver Age Supergirl exactly as she used to exist, but DC didn't give us that. Yet what they gave us is better than anything else they've given us for the last twenty years so I focus on the positive.


> > >The original Supergirl was classic. I would love to have her back. But at least the one we have is Kryptonian, is Superman's cousin, arrived on Earth as a teen-ager, is blonde, and wears the red, yellow, and blue. I'm thankful we have that much.
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> > So a Kryptonian Supergirl is more important to you than a well-written one? Interesting.
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> Writers come and go. The poor writing is ending now that a good writer is taking over.

And as you just pointed out, writers come and go. Inevitably, the "good writer" will "go."

>What matters long term is the basic design of the character.

But the "basic design" of the character is moot if the writing is poor. As the first 20-odd issues of her title have shown, A Kryptonian Supergirl alone does not for good stories make. I'll take a well written non-Kryptonian Supergirl over a poorly written Kryptonian Supergirl any day.

> > >Teen-agers have attitudes. This is normal.
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> > Teenagers can't fly or shoot death beams from their eyes, but that seems to be accepted in the comic book 'verse. Why can abnormal characters have abnormal characterization?
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> Because realistic characterization is what helps us suspend our disbelief in the face of unrealistic powers.

Suspension of disbelief extends to characterizations, as well.

> Now I certainly would have accepted a return to the Silver Age Supergirl exactly as she used to exist, but DC didn't give us that. Yet what they gave us is better than anything else they've given us for the last twenty years so I focus on the positive.

A post with the subject "Bring Back Supergirl" would seem to indicate otherwise.

omike015
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