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Superman: The Animated Series Cosplay: Supergirl (Kitsune Dolly) Cosplay 05 JUN 2014

It is pretty much impossible to find anyone who grew up in the 90’s and doesn’t love Bruce Timm’s Superman: The Animated Series television run. Taking a page out of that particular book, American cosplayer Kitsune Dolly, powers up and brings to life Kara In-Ze – better known as Supergirl!

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Supergirl appears in Superman: The Animated Series voiced by Nicholle Tom. This version is based on the original Silver Age concept of Supergirl according to writer Paul Dini – “We wanted to do the original version, which is Superman’s cousin from Krypton; [however], we ran into a wall with DC because they insisted that Superman be the last Kryptonian. So we did a compromise: she’s from a small planet in the neighboring system that was colonized by Kryptonians, but they’ve evolved slightly differently.”.

She is depicted as Kara In-Ze, not Superman’s cousin as in the comic book but rather a near-Kryptonian from Krypton’s sister planet of Argo. She lives with the Kent family in Smallville, who tell others that she is Clark’s cousin.

Nicholle Tom reprises her role of Supergirl in Justice League Unlimited. As continued in this show, she and Superman have grown very close, almost like siblings. She joins the Justice League in “Initiation” and assists Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Captain Atom in fighting a robot based on Brimstone which is attacking an Asian country. In “Far From Home,” Supergirl talks about how she wanted to be seen as more than just ‘Superman’s cousin’. She departs his company when she discovers love for Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the distant future.

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Action Comics Cosplay: Supergirl (Nadyasonika) Cosplay 05 JUN 2014

Mexican cosplayer Nadyasonika (also known as Nadya Anton to her mom) makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the unbreakable Supergirl!

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Kara Zor-El is the last survivor of Argo City, which had survived the explosion of the planet Krypton and drifted through space. When the inhabitants of the colony are slain by Green Kryptonite, which was released by meteorites striking the lead barrier, Kara is sent to Earth by her father Zor-El to be raised by her cousin Kal-El (Superman). Fearing that she might not be recognized by Superman, Kara’s parents provide a costume based on the Man of Steel’s own.

On Earth, Kara acquires powers identical to Superman’s and adopts the secret identity of Linda Lee, a resident of Midvale Orphanage. She conceals her blonde hair beneath a brunette wig and functions as Supergirl only in secret, at Superman’s request, until she can gain, in his opinion, sufficient control of her powers. After she is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers, Superman decides his cousin is ready to begin operating openly as Supergirl.

She attends Midvale High School as Linda Lee Danvers. In later years, after graduating from Stanhope College, she changes careers several times, holding jobs in student counseling, news reporting, and acting in a TV soap opera titled Secret Hearts. She also attends college in Chicago. Kara has many boyfriends, including Richard (Dick) Malverne, Jerro the Merboy from Atlantis, and Brainiac 5, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She does, however, shun serious commitments, putting her super-career first.

After Superman manages to rescue the Kryptonian bottled city of Kandor from Brainiac, Kara is reunited with her parents. However that reunion becomes bittersweet, as Reactron kills her father, and her mother dies when New Krypton is destroyed by a trap in Reactron left by Lex Luthor.

As part of The New 52, Kara’s origin was rebooted once again. She is still the Kryptonian cousin of Kal-El, but many other details of her origin have been retconned. There has thus far been no mention of Kara’s previous adventures, and it appears any events that happened between her 2005 re-introduction and her New 52 reboot have been removed from continuity.

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Superman Cosplay: Supergirl (RuffleButt) Cosplay 07 OCT 2013

American cosplayer RuffleButt (also known as Jessie Pridemore) makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the current incarnation of Supergirl!

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Kara Zor-El was introduced as Superman’s cousin, having survived the destruction of Krypton in much the same way as what he had, but damage sustained to her escape pod explained the time lapse in her arrival here on Earth, as well as the difference in age (she’s much younger than him, though he is supposed to be much younger than her!)

She has pretty much the same powers as what her more famous cousin possesses, in other words invulnerability, super strength, super speed, flight, etc.

This particular costume is based on artist Michael Turner’s popular representation of Supergirl.

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Comic Book Art: Supergirl by Mahmud Asrar Comic Book Art | Comic Books 12 JUL 2013

Turkish comic book artist Mahmud Asrar (M.A.Asrar) first grabbed attention through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, before moving onto much bigger and better things in both the American and non-American comic book markets.

For this particular piece of comic book art, he goes for an awesome stylized Supergirl in action shot, with a rather menacing figure keeping watch!

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Movie Update: Iron Man 3 | Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore | Superman: Unbound Animation | Fanboy | Live-Action | My Reviews 14 JUN 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

A deadly extremist terrorist has now moved from causing chaos in the Middle East to striking out directly against the United States of America, rocking the country with a series of devastating and untraceable explosions. But the Mandarin isn’t the only demon that Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, will have to track and face-down: there is an even more sinister, homegrown plot on the brew, not to mention his own damaged psyche to get under control following the alien invasion of Earth just a few months ago.

In other words, things are going to get quite bad, quite quickly, and quite close to home.

Director Shane Black takes over the reins from Jon Favreau for the final installment of what has been a thoroughly entertaining Iron Man big-screen trilogy, and pleasingly he massively delivers the goods, releasing a relentlessly enjoyable comic book action movie, filled to the brim with story, drama, action, humor and twists galore.

Borrowing heavily on the concepts introduced by Warren Ellis’ epic Extremis story line, this particular script allows Robert Downey, Jr. to once again fully embrace the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man, with his usual combination of fun, intensity, irrelevance, and charm, and as per usual it is pretty difficult not to like the playboy inventor problem child Stark that Downey, Jr has so made his own in this trilogy outing.

Visually Iron Man 3 is epic, the special effects are amazing and as per usual the suits are simply awe-inspiring, especially now with the added trick which Tony has built in for this outing. Added to this, the strong performances from all the actors involved, the great fight choreography, and pumping musical score, all mixed together leaves you with a fantastic action movie that has a great story, delivers on the comic book-fuelled action, and is guaranteed to keep you watching from start to finish.

In other words, every comic book fan’s dream movie.

It certainly ranks right up there in terms of my favourite comic book movie adaptations, snuggled just behind Avengers (which simply can’t be beat).

(Oh, and I can even forgive what they did the Mandarin, that’s how much I enjoyed this one!)

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_3

Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore (2013)

An enigmatic terrorist wearing an unusual, highly advanced techno-organic white suit of armour appears to have the ability to control both organic and electronic material – and appears to be quite happy to kill, destroy and maim on his way to fulfill his yet unveiled quest.

But it would appear that this new villain shares some sort of past connection with Iron Man, and unfortunately it may just be War Machine who ultimately pays the price for this…

2010’s Marvel Anime Iron Man outing, directed by Yuzo Sato and produced by the famed Madhouse animation studio, was disappointingly a monster of the week type of show, but it was certainly an interesting and not a particularly horrible experiment which I did rather enjoy in the end.

Well it obviously did well enough to spin off a full length direct to video anime film in 2013, this time with Hiroshi Hamasaki taking the directorial reins, and once again being produced by anime powerhouse studio, Madhouse.

Visually Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore is a tour de force, slickly animated with some exceptional choreography, visual style and flair that you only seem to be able to get from a Japanese anime production.

Unfortunately the story doesn’t quite match this, and disappointingly, the voice acting even less so. The story is a bit of a mess, and at times the pseudo-philosophical mechanized angst-driven plot bogs it down badly, especially when you combine it with an antagonist who is simply just too enigmatic and too unmotivated. Luckily the frequent action sequences do make up for this to a degree, and it has to be said, it IS quite a treat to get a bonus showing of Nick Fury, Hawkeye and even the Punisher on screen.

I’m not sure what the Japanese script and dialogue is like, but unfortunately the English version isn’t all that great. A lot of the lines are just a little bit too quick-fire, a little too forced and often insincere, unfortunately meaning that the voice acting suffers accordingly.

Nevertheless, this is a polished animated movie with a pulse-pounding soundtrack and fantastic visuals, meaning that even though it isn’t the greatest comic book related movie out there, it certainly is worth picking up if you enjoy Japanese anime sensibilities.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man:_Rise_of_Technovore

Superman: Unbound (2013)

A dangerous android probe heralds the coming of a sinister galactic evil to Earth, prompting the Man of Steel and his newly arrived cousin, the young and unsure Supergirl, to take proactive measure to try and ensure Earth remains out of his treacherous and world devouring clutches.

But with the knowledge of literally tens of thousands of worlds at his disposal, there is very little that the all knowing Brainiac can’t overcome…

It’s a bit of a pity that financial risk means that only Batman, Superman and Justice League movies get churned out in the awesome DC Universe Animated Original Movie series these days, but nevertheless, Superman: Unbound is the 16th film in the series and as per usual, it is a strong, enjoyable, and worthy addition to what really is turning out to be a marvellous franchise for comic book fans.

Based on Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, Superman: Unbound brings to the screen an updated Silver Age villain and prop in the forms of Brainaic and the Bottled City of Kandor, and does so credibly. The story is entertaining, features the complete Superman cast, brings a lot of Krypton lore with it, and despite a slightly too clean resolution at the end, is a thrilling tail of an overwhelmed and outmatched Superman and Supergirl, fighting against the odds to save our planet.

A classic Superman tale in other words.

As with all the movies in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, Superman: Unbound features its own unique animation style and I have to be honest, I didn’t particularly like it. I certainly got used to it, but it is not a particular favourite of mine. Nevertheless, outside of the visual style and one or two silly animation gaffes, the actual animation is slick and well choreographed, and the movie is by no stretch of the imagination a poorly animated affair.

Voice acting is actually pretty enjoyable and the musical score is top notch (as expected given the series’ high production values), and overall it is a polished package that makes for an action-packed, enjoyable Superman viewing that is sure to entertain pretty much all the comic book fans out there.

Certainly worth the watch, and quite enjoyable to boot.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman:_Unbound

Action Comics Cosplay: Supergirl (Cosplay Girl) Cosplay 18 NOV 2012

Majorspoiler.com’s very own Cosplay Girl Victoria makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the current incarnation of Supergirl!

Kara Zor-El was introduced as Superman’s cousin, having survived the destruction of Krypton in much the same way as what he had, but damage sustained to her escape pod explained the time lapse in her arrival here on Earth, as well as the difference in age (she’s much younger than him, though he is supposed to be much younger than her!)

She has pretty much the same powers as what her more famous cousin possesses, in other words invulnerability, super strength, super speed, flight, etc.

In other words, a much hotter version of Superman then! :P

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergirl

Comic Book Art: Supergirl by Phil Noto Comic Book Art | Comic Books 07 DEC 2011

Comic book artist Phil Noto produces some stunning, clean line artwork on the comic book scene, and is well known for his cover work and beautiful illustrations, often featuring female characters with a very retro feel attached. At one stage a clean up artist for Disney, there is a surprising lack of information surrounding Phil Noto online, but if you are keen, you could always follow the man on Twitter or at his Tumblr blog.

This particularly stunning illustration stars everyone’s favourite Kryptonian lass, Supergirl.

Covered: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #23 (Adam Hughes) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 12 MAR 2011

Adam Hughes just has a wonderful knack for drawing the female form, and his ability to craft the most beautiful pin-up cover girls is almost legendary.

As per usual, he certainly doesn’t let the fanboys down with this particular cover he crafted for Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes issue 23 (which was formerly titled Legion of Super-Heroes until the name change come issue 16, volume 5), placing a suitably demure pin-up version of everyone’s favourite female Kryptonian sitting on an asteroid.

She seems to like it.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Hughes

Covered: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #23 (Barry Kitson) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 26 FEB 2011

Despite being renamed to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes from issue 16 volume 5 onwards, the Legion has always been one of those books that you can’t help but wonder if anyone truly cares about, and yet which always seems to be in DC’s actively published lineup. Weird.

Anyway, maybe adding Supergirl was the ticket to continue it’s success, but for me that fantastic artwork of Barry Kitson was what was holding it afloat. Despite always seeming to be a bit underrated when it comes to interior artists, Kitson’s work has always enthralled me with his square-jawed, solid looking heroes and his simple but highly effective and clean linework.

Like this cover he churned out for issue 23 with the help of Nathan Eyring. See, see what I mean about pretty lines!?

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Super-Heroes