A Super Who’s Who (Part 5!)
We’re in the home stretch now. After this just one more page of cast members and then THE DICTIONARY WILL BEGIN. Start here if you’re just joining us!
Well. He is very silly. And often bad. And he does like his umbrellas and birds. So I’ll let this slide.
So Batman is mostly an inventor, but Robin and Batgirl have special belts to help them fight crime. Interesting.
Also, remember that this book is 1978, before Nightwing even existed, let alone Jason Todd. I almost forgot which Robin this would be when I was glancing through. Too bad, though, since it would be hilarious to have some Discowing in here.
Yet another of the characters created for this book. I kind of wish she was real though? She seems pretty cool.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet, but most of these made up characters have been POC, and as that article I linked to points out, this is probably to make the casting a little more even for any not-white kids who got this book.
Supergirl in all her 1970s hot-pants, Farrah-do glory. Did you know? Superman is her cousin.
Well, at least the powers they listed are consistent with Supergirl’s. And yes, we will be seeing Superbaby in this book. And he’s fantastic.
Okay, so I forgot who Tomahawk was when I was writing about Jody, but uh, Tomahawk’s name is a little questionable (okay racist). And if I squint at Jody, he looks like he might be black. And he has no last name. And this is post-Revolution, but probably pre-Civil War. Hmmmmmmm.
And if we’re following through with the “good friend” mention in Jody’s, and no mention of Jody in Tomahawk’s. Certain…conclusions are forming in my mind.
Whatever. It’s funnier to just think of them as Davey Crocketts. So I will.
Check out under the cut for the un-chopped page!