Superman Batman 13 Cover B Supergirl Michael Turner Loeb 1st print CW TV DCU


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Superman Batman (2003) #13B

Published Oct 2004 by DC
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Michael Turner
32 pg, Full Color

The startling conclusion to “The Supergirl from Krypton!” (6 of 6)

The year’s most talked-about storyline explodes as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman battle Darkseid! Kara Zor-El has all the makings of a Supergirl…but is that who she really is?

“To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve earned the right to use that name… or to even wear this uniform. But I’m hoping, with all of your help, I’ll grow into it.” — Supergirl

Featured Characters:

Wonder Woman
Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Big Barda
Amazons of Themyscira
Justice League of America
Martian Manhunter
Flash (Wally West)
Green Arrow
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
Justice Society of America
Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
Mister Terrific
Flash (Jay Garrick)
Captain Marvel
Teen Titans
Wonder Girl
Kid Flash
Robin (Tim Drake)
Beast Boy

As Superman stands over Kara’s ashes, Darkseid prepares to leave. As he moves toward the boom tube, he mocks Superman by reminding him that he is once again the last son of Krypton, and saying that Kara’s death is his fault. Unable to bear it anymore, Superman attacks Darkseid, punching him clear across the Kent farm and into the barn. As Superman attacks Darkseid, he decries him for talking about Kara like he knew her. Darkseid fires his Omega Beams at Superman, but Wonder Woman dives in, deflecting the blasts back at Darkseid with her bracelets. However, Superman throws her out of the barn, saying that this is between him and Darkseid.

As Superman carries Darkseid out of the atmosphere while fighting him, he talks about the simple things in life that Kara will never experience, things Darkseid does not care for, why he only knows death. Darkseid believes it’s made him a god, but Superman retorts it’s made him vulnerable. While they fight, they begin orbiting the sun, and a powered-up and berserker Superman manages to injure Darkseid enough to break his arm and make him bleed. Dragging him out of orbit, Superman activates a boom tube and takes Darkseid to the Source Wall, imprisoning him within it, saying that Darkseid belongs with all the other failures in the universe.

Heading back to the Kent farm, he finds the Justice League helping repair the damage. The Martian Manhunter, repairing the house, reassures Superman that his parents were in town, while Flash, repairing the barn, tells Superman they owe him this much. Wonder Woman asks about Darkseid, but Superman tells her that he’ll never bother them again. Heading to Paradise Island, Superman enters a hidden room where he informs one last person–Kara Zor-El. The whole event turned out to be Superman’s plan, the idea of flying cross county being to deliberately provoke Darkseid into an attack and make him believe that he had killed Kara (in fact, Wonder Woman had teleported Kara out of the beam’s path and teleported in ashes). Superman reassures her that no matter what she decides, he will be there for her.

At the Fortress of Solitude, Superman and Batman talk about what happened. Superman admits that he had become so overprotective of Kara that he was denying her a chance to live her life, and also apologizes to Batman about the remark regarding Jason Todd. Batman says that it’s forgotten, and admits that this situation is more like what happened with him and Dick Grayson after he became Nightwing. As they speak, Kara shows up, saying that she has made a decision. At Paradise Island, Superman introduces the superhero community to Kara, who is now Supergirl. She admits that she isn’t sure she earned the right to wear the costume, but that with their help, she’ll grow into it. Superman privately reflects that he’ll never be alone again thanks to her, while Batman privately reflects, for Superman’s sake, he’ll put aside his suspicions regarding Kara… for now.

Supergirl is an American superhero television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg that aired on CBS and later The CW that ran from October 26, 2015, to November 9, 2021. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino with Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is Superman’s cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians from the planet Krypton. The series is the third series set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise.

The series was officially picked up on May 6, 2015, after receiving a series commitment in September 2014 and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Since the second season, the series aired on The CW. The show has received generally positive reviews from critics, who have praised the creative direction, the performances, and the themes addressed. In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a sixth season, which premiered on March 30, 2021, and served as the series’ final season. The series ended with a two-part finale, with both parts being broadcast on the same night, November 9, 2021. A spin-off titled Superman & Lois premiered in February 2021.

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