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'Supergirl #16' Deals With Trust Issues

People aren't cheering Supergirl on here. They're not thanking her for her heroism, or even stopping to take a selfie.

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'Supergirl #1': Same Symbol, Different Journey

Within her cousin's shadow, Kara Zor-El forges her own path.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 19 - "Myriad"

Superman makes an appearance in this episode of Supergirl, but he's hardly needed.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 18 - "Worlds Finest"

The Flash runs so fast that he not only jumps between worlds but also networks, arriving in National City (and CBS), just in time to help Supergirl shine.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 17 - "Manhunter"

One of the best things about Supergirl is David Harewood's Martian Manhunter; in "Manhunter", he again takes center stage.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 16 - "Falling"

A little dose of red kryptonite does just exactly what it's supposed to: makes Supergirl vulnerable in a far more human way.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 13 - "For the Girl Who Has Everything"

This week's episode of Supergirl is inspired by one of the best known and most critically lauded Superman stories in the Man of Steel's long history; it fails precisely where that story succeeded.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 12 - "Bizarro"

A version of the Silver Age comic book villain, Bizzaro, makes a first appearance on CW's Supergirl.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 10 - "Childish Things"

With "Childish Things", Supergirl manages the kind of quirky comic book storytelling combined with genuinely interesting characterizations that make for the very best in superhero television.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 8 - "Hostile Takeover"

Two compelling stories, one about the return of Supergirl's Kryptonian aunt and the other about an email leak at Kara's employer, never quite manage to come together in "Hostile Takeover."

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 7 - "Human for a Day"

This episode of Supergirl illustrates the difficult task of making the narrative and character elements of a story match the iconic imagery associated with the heroes.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 6 - "Red Faced"

Supergirl is at its best when it maintains a nice balance between earnest but absurd superheroics and lightly drawn and funny human drama; in other words, between robot fights and game night.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 4 - "Livewire"

A cool villain and the marvelous Calista Flockhart weren't quite enough to save this episode from the family drama and boring backstory that threaten to bring this series down to earth.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 2 - "Stronger Together"

After two episodes of Supergirl it is clear that the best and strongest thing about this series is Supergirl herself; Melissa Benoist steals every scene that she is in.

Gregory L. Reece
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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 1 - "Pilot"

The pilot episode of Supergirl offers its own version of the old Superman tagline: You will believe a woman can fly!

Gregory L. Reece
Film

Great Movies With Terrible Sequels: Laughable Sequels in Action

Not even the combined might of Superman, Batman, Predator and James Bond can save their respective series from sinking like an ocean liner into the Bay of Pigs!

Comics

From Pin-Ups to Ass-Kickers: Girls in Comics Go Through Transitions

The original Supergirl and her readers would no doubt be scandalized by the current length of her skirt and exposed skin, not to mention her toned physique.

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Supergirl Vinyl Statue - Entertainment Earth [$75]

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The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid

In costume, men retain their adult status, e.g., Batman and Superman. But their female counterparts, no matter how well suited-up for battle, are always 'girls'.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Supergirl’s Shorts

Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.

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