Thursday, May 04, 2006
Unicorns ... Now Ghosts?
A page from JSA #85; Stargirl and Power Girl confront the Gentleman Ghost. Important action: Power Girl is able to land blows upon Craddock, while Stargirl flies right through him. When Power Girl asks, Do you want to explain that? Craddock replies:
Indeed I do not, Power Girl--for I am far too much of a gentleman to comment on such matters.When I read this page on the train yesterday afternoon, I actually said Wait...what? out loud.
So the list of entities that can be relied upon to detect, and react to, female virginity now includes highwaymen ghosts and unicorns? I don't know about you, but I buy my comic books for reasons other than the nausea that I experienced when I read this.
Maybe I'm over-reacting, here, and rather than possessing a virginity-meter, ghosts simply interact differently with women who have given birth to a child, since Power Girl did experience motherhood following her wonderfully empowering mystical pregnancy.
Oh, and I was planning to include an additional Power Girl item from Supergirl #6 here, but Ragnell's already got the goods over at The Written World.
Though it would be interesting to see which men could hit him or not...
Of course, now I'm confused because I just read Supergirl and Powergirl is there - so how can she be here? Silly me.
Btw, doesn't she look like Colonel Etta Candy in the last panel?
Unicorns are nice.
I think the cold medicine is getting to me...
You'd think he'd be enough of a gentleman not to even hint at those kind of private matters, if that's what he meant.
Gentleman Ghost my ass. And that seems like a lame weakness.
Nida: I suppose the ability to appear in two places at once is a fringe benefit of superhero-dom. And yeah, there is a resemblance to the EC there--especially around the eyes.
Calvin: I agree with you on all counts.