Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fantastic Femmes--Helen Slater

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
It's not often an actress can play a character, then play the character's aunt 24 years later.
Helen was the first actress to play Supergirl / Kara Zor-El in any medium in Supergirl: the Movie (1984)!
In 2008, she played Kara's aunt, Lara Jor-El (birth mother of Kal-El / Clark Kent), in several episodes of Smallville! (She also appears in a documentary on the Season 7 Smallville DVD set entitled "Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton")
And she still looks...well...SUPER!
Over three dozen film & tv credits...
Other genre appearances:
Dream On
Batman: the Animated Series (4 episodes as Talia, daughter of Ra's al Ghul)
ABC AfterSchool Specials "Amy & the Angel"
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Check out...
Helen Slater's Official Page
Tribute to Helen Slater

Other actresses to play Supergirl / Kara Zor-El since Helen include
Nicolle Tom (Superman: the Animated Series, New Batman Adventures, Justice League Unlimited)
Laura Vandervoort (Smallville)
Tara Strong (Justice League Heroes video game)

Other actresses to play Lara Jor-El before Helen include...
Agnes Moorehead (Adventures of Superman [radio] "The Baby from Krypton" [1940], "Superman Comes to Earth" [1942])
Luana Walters (Superman [1948 movie serial] "Chapter 1: Superman Comes to Earth")
Aline Towne (Adventures of Superman "Superman on Earth")
Susannah York (Superman the Movie, Superman II, Superman IV: the Quest for Peace)
Britt Ekland (Superboy "Escape to Earth" & "Abandon Earth")
Eliza Roberts (Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of Superman "Foundling")
Finola Hughes (Superman: the Animated Series "The Last Son of Krypton")
and, Kendall Cross on an earlier episode of Smallville ("Memoria")

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Comic Cover "Prize Comics"

For the past few days, we've been showing Christmas-themed Golden Age comic covers.
Our final cover is Prize Comics #57 (1946) with Santa Claus over a montage of the previous year's covers for the title, a motif I've never seen before or since!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Starting tomorrow, thru New Year's we'll be presenting Fantastic Femmes, featuring our favorite current genre actresses.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Comic Christmas Cover "The Lone Ranger"

For the next few days, we'll be showing Christmas-themed Golden Age comic covers.
Today it's The Lone Ranger #79 (1955)
"Hi-Yo---Ho-Ho-Ho!"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Comic Christmas Cover "Supersnipe"

For the next few days, we'll be showing Christmas-themed Golden Age comic covers.
Today it's Supersnipe Comics Vol 4 #10 (Feb-Mar 1949).
"Supersnipe" was the daydream alter-ego of 10-year old Koppy McFad, "the Boy with the Most Comic Books in America"!
He (and I quote) "read 'em, breathed 'em and slept 'em"
Yes, he was the original fanboy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Comic Christmas Cover "Blue Bolt"

For the next few days, we'll be showing Christmas-themed Golden Age comic covers.
Today it's Blue Bolt Comics #31 (V3#7) from 1942, featuring "Dick Cole, the Wonder Boy" delivering presents from a motorized "Santa Sled"!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Comic Christmas Cover "The Green Lama"

For the next few days, we'll be showing Christmas-themed Golden Age comic covers.
Today it's Green Lama #7 (1946) by Mac Raboy.
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