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Supergirl Vol 5 34


Supergirl Vol 5 34

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"Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl": Cat Grant storms into the offices of the Daily Planet sporting a black eye, which she apparently acquired while being too near a battle scene involving Supergirl. As such, Grant feels that S

Quote1 Cat Grant is a total snagriff. Quote2
-- Supergirl

Appearing in "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl"

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Other Characters:

  • Fairchild (Single appearance)




Synopsis for "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl"

Cat Grant storms into the offices of the Daily Planet sporting a black eye, which she apparently acquired while being too near a battle scene involving Supergirl. As such, Grant feels that Supergirl is an irresponsible threat to society and plans to use her power with the press to smear her reputation as much as possible. She writes an exposé that portrays Supergirl in the worst possible light. The headline reads, "Why the World Doesn't Need a Supergirl". Clark tries to get Perry to forego printing the article, but Perry cannot deny the fact that Supergirl's actions as of late have been questionable and that they are definitely newsworthy.

Supergirl meanwhile, has more imortant things to deal with than libelous newspaper articles. The Silver Banshee stages an attack at a Meteors-Monarchs game and Supergirl must use her super-speed to keep innocents out of the way of the Banshee's deadly voice. She finally defeats her and takes her away.

Supergirl learns about Cat Grant's article and grows extremely depressed. She has a conversation with Superman who suggests that she might want to take a break from super-heroing for a while. She could benefit from having a secret identity to fall back upon whenever she needs time to relax.

Supergirl seeks advice from several different people including Robin, Red Devil, Wonder Woman, the Kents and finally, Lana Lang. Lana helps her to develop a civilian identity and Supergirl assumes the alias of Lana's niece, Linda Lang.


  • Reference is made to Supergirl's attack against Air Force One. This took place during the "Amazons Attack!" event. Ironically, Supergirl also saved Air Force One from a fatal crash only a few months earlier in Superman/Batman #19.


  • A post-it note seen on the splash page suggests that artist Jamal Igle is also a photographer for the Daily Planet.

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New Krypton Crossover
This issue is related to the Superman: New Krypton crossover, running through the Superman Titles between 2008 and 2009, involving the coming of a great number of new Kryptonians to Earth from the Bottle City of Kandor.