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Supergirl’s Ending Has Reportedly Been Revealed
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Ubiquitous
2020-10-07 08:46:29 UTC
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Last month, we learned the sad news that Supergirl will be coming to a
close with its sixth season in 2021. That makes it the second
Arrowverse series to conclude following Arrow ending after its eighth
season earlier this year. As fans know, Stephen Amell’s Emerald Archer
sacrificed himself for the entire multiverse in “Crisis on Infinite
Earths.” But will the Girl of Steel go out the same way? Or will her
show wrap up on a more hopeful note?

That remains to be seen, but a new report from scooper Mikey Sutton of
Geekosity may have revealed what The CW has got planned. According to
the tipster, the showrunners have no intention of killing off Kara
Zor-El. Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat, everyone
is keen for Melissa Benoist to return as the heroine every now and then
in the yearly Arrowverse crossovers. So, don’t expect season 6 to be
the last time we see Supergirl.

Instead of killing her off, Sutton’s sources have told him that the
final season will see Kara elect to leave 21st century National City
and travel to the far future where she’ll join the Legion of Super-
Heroes and, more specifically, reunite with former beau Mon-El (as
played by Benoist’s real-life husband Chris Wood).

Mon-El has to be the most popular of Kara’s love interests, with the
couple’s natural chemistry obviously creating sparks on screen, so this
would be a neat way of wrapping up the series. The heroine gets a happy
ending and the door is open for her to zip back to the past anytime she
wants. It’s already been a popular fan theory prior to Sutton’s report,
too.

For now, though, we’ve still got the 20-part sixth season to go when
Supergirl returns to The CW in early 2021. Filming has already begun,
with production initially working around Benoist – who’s just given
birth to her first child – before she returns at a later date.

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Ian J. Ball
2020-10-07 14:08:15 UTC
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Last month, we learned the sad news
"Sad"?! "SAD"??!!!
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that Supergirl will be coming to a
close with its sixth season in 2021. That makes it the second
Arrowverse series to conclude following Arrow ending after its eighth
season earlier this year. As fans know, Stephen Amell’s Emerald Archer
sacrificed himself for the entire multiverse in “Crisis on Infinite
Earths.” But will the Girl of Steel go out the same way? Or will her
show wrap up on a more hopeful note?
That remains to be seen, but a new report from scooper Mikey Sutton of
Geekosity may have revealed what The CW has got planned. According to
the tipster, the showrunners have no intention of killing off Kara
Zor-El.
That's too bad...
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat, everyone
is keen for Melissa Benoist to return as the heroine every now and then
in the yearly Arrowverse crossovers.
Who's this "we"?!...
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So, don’t expect season 6 to be
the last time we see Supergirl.
Boooo!!!
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Jim G.
2020-11-24 01:11:48 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
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Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
suzeeq
2020-11-24 01:53:54 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
Jim G.
2020-11-25 02:06:59 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.

Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
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Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
suzeeq
2020-11-25 04:44:37 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
Jim G.
2020-11-25 21:28:47 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
suzeeq
2020-11-25 21:59:57 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Adam H. Kerman
2020-11-25 22:27:56 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Happy 40th!
suzeeq
2020-11-25 23:51:45 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Happy 40th!
Thanks Adam! (wildly wicked grin)
Jim G.
2020-11-26 18:56:52 UTC
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Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Happy 40th!
Stop sucking up. It's not like she's gonna share the pie, anyway.
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"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
J. Clarke
2020-11-25 23:30:02 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Let's hope you get to have one with two 0s in it and enjoy it.
suzeeq
2020-11-25 23:52:47 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Let's hope you get to have one with two 0s in it and enjoy it.
I might. An aunt passed away last year at 100 and 8 months. Both my
parents lived to 91.
J. Clarke
2020-11-26 00:16:48 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Jim! you're back. Wha'happened?
The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Let's hope you get to have one with two 0s in it and enjoy it.
I might. An aunt passed away last year at 100 and 8 months. Both my
parents lived to 91.
There's a lot of that going around these days. The actuarial tables
used to calculate new life insurance policies go to 120. I don't
think anybody's been documented to make it that long yet but there's
enough statistics to project.
Jim G.
2020-11-26 18:56:37 UTC
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The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Heh. Ouch. Yeah, those round ones get a little tougher over time. But
Belated Happy Birthday, anyway!
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"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
suzeeq
2020-11-27 03:48:05 UTC
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The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Heh. Ouch. Yeah, those round ones get a little tougher over time. But
Belated Happy Birthday, anyway!
Thanks, Jim.
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2020-12-19 22:17:39 UTC
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The real world has this annoying habit of making me do responsible and
adult things now and then. This was just one of the longer stretches of it.
Hopefully it will leave me alone now for a while. :-)
Good, end of the year is a good time to not be responsible or adult.
True. ANYTIME is a good time, really. But sometimes it sneaks up on you.
Tell me about it. I just had a birthday with a 0 in it...
Heh. Ouch. Yeah, those round ones get a little tougher over time. But
Belated Happy Birthday, anyway!
Thanks, Jim.
Ditto!
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A Friend
2020-11-24 03:38:34 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Six seasons. Such a flop!

The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to the
far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing they did
in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They need to get
Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series. Short of
killing her, exiling her to the 31st century is perhaps best.
Jim G.
2020-11-25 01:57:22 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Six seasons. Such a flop!
It would not have survived that long on its own. CBS canned it after one
season and it would have died then if the CW Berlanti machine hadn't
salvaged it and made it even worse. All you had to do was look at the
show's contributions to the annual crossovers and it was quickly and
painfully obvious that it was always the weakest link.
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The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to the
far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing they did
in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They need to get
Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series.
No, they really didn't. But it makes for a convenient excuse.
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"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
The Horny Goat
2020-11-28 19:08:33 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Six seasons. Such a flop!
The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to the
far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing they did
in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They need to get
Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series. Short of
killing her, exiling her to the 31st century is perhaps best.
But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. (My
personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
A Friend
2020-11-29 13:11:55 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Six seasons. Such a flop!
The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to the
far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing they did
in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They need to get
Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series. Short of
killing her, exiling her to the 31st century is perhaps best.
But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
That's right. BTW Superboy once super-hypnotized himself so he would
automatically forget about Supergirl and all the other details he might
have found out about his future life, every time he returned to the
20th century. See? It's all genius!
Micky DuPree
2020-12-11 23:28:04 UTC
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The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to
the far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing
they did in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They
need to get Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series.
Short of killing her, exiling her to the 31st century is perhaps
best.
But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it, the
death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a comic-book
resurrection.

-Micky
A Friend
2020-12-12 03:29:42 UTC
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The end of this miserable thing will be that Supergirl relocates to
the far future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, the same thing
they did in S:TAS and in at least one version in the comics. They
need to get Supergirl out of the way of the Superman and Lois series.
Short of killing her, exiling her to the 31st century is perhaps
best.
But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it, the
death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a comic-book
resurrection.
-Micky
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.

BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the Gemini
is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little display stand
and everything.
Micky DuPree
2020-12-22 02:54:53 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.

I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
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BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.

-Micky
anim8rfsk
2020-12-22 03:09:51 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
-Micky
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.


“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”
Ubiquitous
2020-12-22 09:34:39 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.
Why did they do that to the little boy who won the contest?

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He has really grown as a politician.

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2020-12-22 20:12:34 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
Post by The Horny Goat
(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
-Micky
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.
Didn't know that. Thanks.
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2020-12-22 20:29:43 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
-Micky
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.
Didn't know that. Thanks.
No problem. I knew about half of that and I forgot one of the big things I
knew which was his twin brother who had the same powers and facial
disfiguration.

Wikipedia has some interesting and some dubious stories about Ferro Lad.
They say Jim shooter wanted to make him black and the editors wouldn’t
allow it but I’m not sure what the point of making a character who is
disfigured and completely encased in a costume black is. I mean, who would
know? They also say they made sure he would stay dead by doing a flash
forward and the next issue for the memorial asteroid and showing his
statue. They tried variations on that trick with Supergirl post crisis.


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2020-12-23 21:08:17 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
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(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
-Micky
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.
Didn't know that. Thanks.
No problem. I knew about half of that and I forgot one of the big things I
knew which was his twin brother who had the same powers and facial
disfiguration.
Wikipedia has some interesting and some dubious stories about Ferro Lad.
They say Jim shooter wanted to make him black and the editors wouldn¹t
allow it but I¹m not sure what the point of making a character who is
disfigured and completely encased in a costume black is. I mean, who would
know? They also say they made sure he would stay dead by doing a flash
forward and the next issue for the memorial asteroid and showing his
statue. They tried variations on that trick with Supergirl post crisis.
Maybe Ferro Lad being black was supposed to have been a big reveal,
like the Pettigrew for President series in Treasure Chest, the Catholic
comic book. It was published over ten issues in early 1964 and was set
in 1976. Pettigrew wins the Democratic nomination; you don't find out
until the last page of the final installment that Pettigrew is black.
This was greeted by a big "so what" among my TC-reading peers at the
time.
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2020-12-23 21:46:01 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
Post by The Horny Goat
(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Post by A Friend
BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
-Micky
They brought him back half a dozen times. As a ghost, as a clone, as the
time paradox duplicate, and then he was still there in a couple complete
continuity resets, and killed him off the same way a couple times.
Didn't know that. Thanks.
No problem. I knew about half of that and I forgot one of the big things I
knew which was his twin brother who had the same powers and facial
disfiguration.
Wikipedia has some interesting and some dubious stories about Ferro Lad.
They say Jim shooter wanted to make him black and the editors wouldn¹t
allow it but I¹m not sure what the point of making a character who is
disfigured and completely encased in a costume black is. I mean, who would
know? They also say they made sure he would stay dead by doing a flash
forward and the next issue for the memorial asteroid and showing his
statue. They tried variations on that trick with Supergirl post crisis.
Maybe Ferro Lad being black was supposed to have been a big reveal,
like the Pettigrew for President series in Treasure Chest, the Catholic
comic book. It was published over ten issues in early 1964 and was set
in 1976. Pettigrew wins the Democratic nomination; you don't find out
until the last page of the final installment that Pettigrew is black.
This was greeted by a big "so what" among my TC-reading peers at the
time.
Heh
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2020-12-22 20:12:02 UTC
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But wait a minute - at least in the comic books >I< read 40-50 years
ago Superboy was ALSO a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
They hand-waved around that.
Post by The Horny Goat
(My personal favorite was the issue where Ferro Lad dies)
Mine too. If memory serves, there was a multi-issue build-up to it,
the death was heroic, and they didn't weasel out of it with a
comic-book resurrection.
They did do a follow-up, The Ghost of Ferro Lad. Adventure #357, June
1967. He was still dead and he never got better.
I must have read it, because I don't think I gave up DC Comics until
1969, but it didn't have the same ability to make an impression on me
that lasted 50 years.
I do remember when Triplicate Girl became Duo Damsel, basically how the
most useless character in the series became 33% less useful.
Duo Damsel wound up marrying Bouncing Boy. Oh, to have been a fly on
the headquarters wall.
The Horny Goat
2020-12-25 07:57:22 UTC
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BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
Yup - back in the days of Apollo when kids like me believed Kubricks'
2001 had a good chance of becoming >my< 2001.

I remember a great quote when someone shoved a microphone in front of
Arthur C Clarke where he said that while numerous SF writers wrote
about mankind going to the moon, he did not know of any that wrote
stories about making 5-6 lunar missions then not going back at all for
30-40 years....
anim8rfsk
2020-12-25 11:03:37 UTC
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BTW the inside front cover has a Revell ad that invites entries into a
contest to win a Gemini spacecraft for your local museum. Turns out
that the contest was won by a 13-yo boy in Portland, OR, and the
Gemini is still sitting in a Portland museum. There's a little
display stand and everything.
I remember living in a world that seemed consistently hopeful about the
future. Good times, or at least, times that were getting better.
Yup - back in the days of Apollo when kids like me believed Kubricks'
2001 had a good chance of becoming >my< 2001.
I remember a great quote when someone shoved a microphone in front of
stories about making 5-6 lunar missions then not going back at all for
30-40 years....
Sounds like you’re talking about Dr. Jerry Pournelle who said that while he
had always dreamed he’d live to see the first moon landing he never dreamed
he’d love to see the last moon landing.


“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”
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2020-11-24 01:48:00 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Heh.

Welcome back, Jim!


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2020-11-25 02:07:11 UTC
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Though ratings were too low to keep the series afloat
Social agenda-driven scripts that alienate half the audience and a lead
who can't act her way out of a paper bag will do that to you.
Heh.
Welcome back, Jim!
Thanks!
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