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Subj: Re: Supergirl and the Legion????!
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 07:31:06 pm EST (Viewed 137 times)
Reply Subj: Supergirl and the Legion????!
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 05:50:54 pm EST (Viewed 175 times)
I'm not up to date on Supergirl, and yet from what i understand Imra Ardeen is Mon-el's newly arrived wife and has black hair... which while disorientating from a comics fans perspective also makes it easy to detach from this show and accept it as what it is - a series that is only very loosely based on the comics source material and therefore should not be taken so literally. For a mainstream television audience unaware of such details the only thing that matters is what is there on the screen...
The shame (for a comics fan) is that the Legion was done extremely well back in Smallville, and managed to be very faithful to the comics source material. So when you have the proof it can be done, and done extremely well, the bemusement and concern with Supergirl here serves only to make the series all easier to care that bit less about.
I like the show for the quality of its cast and the escapism it offers, whether it stands as a legitimate and lasting take on the 'Superman' mythos is a whole other issue however. Supergirl as a character and title has often had this problem in carving her own legend and conjuring her own distinct rogues and concepts, rather than resorting to lazily borrowing her cousins for use. But this IS her story being told on-screen, so naturally the world is going to revolve around her.
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