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March 29, 2008


Captain Average

What, no giant Hi-Fi?
And I love that you tagged this with "green shag carpeting".

Pat Curley

I have often commented that DC's handling of the female counterparts mirrored somewhat the way society treated them as well; in the late 1950s-mid 1960s they were "not quite ready", but their time was coming. Supergirl, Batwoman, Lady Blackhawk and Miss Arrowette all were initially prone to failure, but over time became valued partners. The first case I can think of where a female version was not portrayed as inadequate at least initially was Doralla, the Girl from the Superfast Dimension in Flash #145, in 1964.


It strikes me that Supergirl's wing isn't inconsistent with the "boys' clubhouse" aspect - it's like "OK, I'll give Kara her own room where she can do... whatever it is that girls do. But most important, she'll be out of my hair, and not playing with *my* stuff!"

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