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Saturdays with Streaky #62

July 27th, 2013


(from “Supergirl, Part II” by Dwight R. Decker in Amazing Heroes #18, December 1982)

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6 Responses to “Saturdays with Streaky #62”

  1. Cary

    Streaky’s main problem was being consistently off-model, like the other Super-Pets. The bug-eyes ended up being disturbing.

  2. rnrk

    Streaky’s story might also have worked better if it’d involved more rape and dismemberment.

    Because comics are realistic and mature.

  3. Tim O'Neil

    Or more bestiality, like Comet.

  4. Abberation, The

    “…which she tossed out the window to get rid of…”

    In the main story in The Brave and the Bold #100 (written by Bob Haney), Black Canary goes missing from a vital assignment. Robin finds her in a beauty salon, sitting under one of those big loud hairdriers because her hair got wet in the rain.

    And by “her hair,” I mean her blonde wig.

    Until this moment, I thought that was the most insulting wimmen-iz-DUM portrayal of a superheroine in DC history.

  5. damanoid

    Abberation: To be fair, by Silver Age comics standards, there is nothing particularly stupid about throwing dangerously radioactive substances out the window. It doesn’t reflect badly on Supergirl; if Jimmy Olsen had been entrusted with X-Kryptonite, he would have accidentally eaten it within five minutes.

    In a way, the X-Kryptonite incident can be viewed as a progressive feminist message. After all, Supergirl is actively experimenting, using the tools of science independently to create materials with new and unique properties (which, granted, she then throws out a window). Consider: black people in comics were not allowed to create potentially deadly radioactive isotopes, and then throw them out a window, at that time.

  6. Greg

    I didn’t know that Amazing Heroes did obits…

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