Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Supergirl and Ms. Marvel



These are two characters that fit well together for many reasons. They are both blondes that go by the name Danvers who use use alien powers to battle crime on Earth. They are also both offshoots of a male counterpart and each has a pretty convoluted history for their respective publishers.  I imagine they would have a lot to talk about if they ever met... once they got past the obligatory fight scene, of course!

9 comments:

Hoy Murphy said...

They also both had Jim Mooney as their primary artist for many years.

Hoy

GF said...

Another wise team up/fight! I like the way you think!

Ever think of crafting a vintage Bronze Age cover with first appearance Ms. Marvel and shorts-sporting Supergirl?

Ross said...

That's not a bad idea, I love both of those costumes...

Robert Wronski said...

You might be interested in this series of essays, that conflates Marvel's "Marvel Family" with the Superman Family. http://www.pjfarmer.com/secret/marvelous/supermanfamily/800pgiant.htm

Geoff Roberts said...

Fred Hembeck did a parody of these two meeting in "Abbot and Costello Meet the Bride of Hembeck". As Hoy mentions above, the characters both talk about sharing Jim Mooney as a long-time illustrator. In the humorous piece the two DO cat-fight for a bit, then make up and become BFFs. Supergirl explains "Well, I'm just a copy of my cousin, and Ms. Marvel is just a copy of her Kree friend, who is just a copy of the Shazam Captain Marvel, who himself is also a copy of my cousin. The way we see it, we're ALL just copies of my cousin!"

GreenLanternX said...

dude, you're wrong this supergirl is not Linda Danvers (Linda Danvers use the white t-shirt, and are not Kryptonian) she is Kara Zor-El AKA Linda Lang

Ross said...

Green LanternX - This is the Earth-STF Supergirl, so it all makes sense.

GreenLanternX said...

so you change the characters background at your will , just like DCAU (Kara En-Zee from Argon) XD

Ross said...

Yup... famed B&B writer Bob Haney is the patron saint of this blog, and his motto was "continuity be damned, let's just tell a fun story!"

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