Original Birds of Prey in DC Comics

Female Superhero Team-Up Possibilities on TV?

Who wants to see more of these powerful female superheroes?  DC’s television universe is rife with strong female characters, including, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Black Canary (Katie Cassidy), Speedy (Willa Holland), and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée).  With the tv shows Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow increasingly involved in cross-over stories, fans can only dream of some potentially exciting team-ups.   Some ideas and images to whet the imagination are next… Possible Birds of Prey Team including Supergirl, Black Canary, Speedy, and more…

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Melissa Benoist in new Supergirl Costume in Office

New Photo Shows Off Supergirl Costume Worn By Melissa Benoist

Melissa Benoist, the new television Supergirl, is again popping up in the new Supergirl costume.  In this tweet from April 10, 2015, we see a photo of Benoist standing in an office wearing the new, seemingly functional costume as the Maid of Might. New Melissa Benoist #Supergirl BTS pic, apparently from the Superwomenmania forum. — (@KryptonSite) April 10, 2015 This reviewer is glad to see that the new show will feature an outfit that lets her look like a superhero should, and not as eye candy for misanthropic fanboys.  Plus, Melissa Benoist has that youthful innocent look that one expects from Supergirl.  

Melissa Benoist as the new Supergirl

Melissa Benoist in the new Supergirl Costume

CBS recently released the first pictures of actress Melissa Benoist outfitted in the new Supergirl costume.   Supergirl Costume Worn By Melissa Benoist The new CBS superhero television show, Supergirl, stars Melissa Benoist (who is best known as Marley Rose in the hit teen comedy Glee) as the last female survivor of the doomed  planet Krypton.   This alien survivor is named Kara Zor-El, and is the cousin of the rather famous male Kryptonian survivor, Kal-El, better known as Superman. In the comic books from which the Superman/Supergirl mythology derives, Kara is older than Kal, but due to the whole time/space continuum thing and the differences in how their individual Kryptonian rockets reached Earth, when Kara lands on this planet, Kal has been here for over thirty years, and in the comics, Kara is still a teen.  Benoist, though 26 years old as of her costumed debut, can pass for a mature-looking teen girl. Fans have generally shown approval for the new Supergirl costume, which was designed by Coleen Atwood, a three-time Oscar winner for costuming.  The superhero costumes in the TV shows Arrow and Flash, were also designed by Atwood. Melissa Benoist as the new Supergirl As DC Comics, the publisher of the Superman family of books, has rebooted their superhero universe a few times, the question of when Supergirl first appeared is a bit convoluted.  Supergirl’s first  actual appearance was in Action Comics #252 (1959).  That is considered to be part of  DC’s Silver Age of Comics.  DC rebooted their universe in the 1980s, effectively creating a new continuity, which is often referred to as the Modern Age or Copper Age .  Supergirl’s first Modern Age appearance was in the comic book titled Superman/Batman #8 (2004). The new CBS Supergirl television show starring Melissa Beniost will premiere at some point in the 2015-2016 tv season.

Supergirl Incarnations

The Several Incarnations of Supergirl

The Several Incarnations of Supergirl Supergirl Incarnations There have been several incarnations of Supergirl (her Kryptonian name is Kara Zor-El), and they are: (from left to right): The Original Kara Zor-El, Matrix, Kara in the ’70s, Modern Kara, Linda Danvers, Power Girl, and Kara from Crisis on Infinite Earths. The Art in this piece is by Ed Benes. Powergirl is an alternative universe (Earth-2) version of Kara Zor-El, who usually goes by the name of Karen Starr. Matrix was an artificial life form made of a “protoplasmic matrix” that took the form of Supergirl.