So just in case you were wondering why the children of October, 1959 suddenly burst into tears halfway through the new issue of Action Comics, I think I might’ve figured it out:
Wow. Good job, Kara.
Ironically enough, the story in question–“The Three Magic Wishes” from Action Comics #257–involves Supergirl using her powers to make sure that a group of young orphans don’t lose their childlike faith in fairy tales, which, as you might expect, includes a ridiculously complex plan involving lassoing a horse from a couple miles away and pulling it to her–which, really, just can’t be safe–and then tying up a child and blasting him with her heat vision. And yet, there she is right on page two, staring directly at the reader and pretty much ruining everything.
To be fair, she was pretty new to Earth at the time, but man, I can only imagine the number of disillusioned kids that were left with no recourse but to become hippies.
And worst of all…
…she made Santa cry!
Nice, Kara. Real nice.
More of Kara Zor-El’s well-intentioned disasters can be found in the pages of the new Showcase Presents Supergirl v.1. Just, y’know. Keep it away from the kids.