Action Comics #252 – AT4W

The Supergirl from Krypton!..Just in case you thought she was the Supergirl from Branson, Missouri. Linkara takes a look at Action Comics #252.

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Atop the Fourth Wall is a show about bad comic books. Linkara finds the surreal and the stupid and breaks them down page by page. You'll know why they're idiotic and how they can be improved.

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53 Comments on "Action Comics #252 – AT4W"

Trixie_is_best
Guest

Whats funny though, I can actually believe Super Girls father did launch her into space and force her to watch cheesy movies. Granted, she is missing at least two robots and her sarcasm is lacking, damn, I need to get more MST3K now.

KouTheMad
Guest

Then go back the Kickstarter.

ladydiskette
Guest

Oh yeah, I heard about that. I hope their Kickstarter campaign succeeds 😀

Wishing Mike and the bots the best of luck! 😀

KouTheMad
Guest

They already met their goals,

at this point it’s getting more money for more episodes.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
Guest
MidnightScreeningsman2014
Seriously omg when it got closer to the end I thought supergirl was an adult and nice to know that superman not knowing that just drop her off at an orphanage(I do agree with you he was quite rude in this otherwise decent comic). It’s a weird origin I’ll say that too just that there related so best for superman was to introduce her to people on her new city(but nope orphanage you go). I actually thought next weeks villian origin wold be doctor strange but now having looked up the comic book name its suprising that that one hero… Read more »
PontyMython
Guest

its not just black widow, hawkeye used to be a villain as well

ErichoTTA
Guest

This is one of my favorite reviews from you! It might only be because you mention that your own initials are LL. Seriously, I’ve noticed that for a long time now! Is the villain for next week the Joker? He’s the most well known DC villain. You should have mentioned how Power Girl was an alternate version and she had the skimpiest costume of all.

Jon McKenzie
Guest

Not to mention the silliest reason for the cleavage revealing hole in her costume.

Childish nerd
Guest

I know what the next one is, and without giving anything away, Linkara is talking about a hero who you probably never knew was originally a villain.

Ericthebearjew1
Guest

The Krypton symbol for L is basically half the infinity sign. Thus, LL=infinity

MountCDOSgamer
Guest

Since you’ve been focusing on characters that are currently in the spotlight in live-action media, I’m totally calling that the villain you’ll be looking at is the Joker.

MountCDOSgamer
Guest

…Or maybe the Penguin seeing as he’s a big focus in Gotham and all the other characters you’ve looked at were popularized by TV shows.

cdrood
Guest

Typically, he alternates Marvel and DC

Jon McKenzie
Guest

A few years after Kara Zor-El was introduced, the magic Supergirl story was reprinted in one of those Giant Size editions. I presume to avoid confusion, they gave magic Supergirl red hair, made her blouse gold and her skirt green, keeping the insignia, boots, belt, and cape the traditional red and yellow.

Papallion
Guest

I remember seeing that one! While watching the part of the review it felt like something was off, and now I know why. I never saw the original.

APlotdevice
Guest

Eh, having to remain in control at the time would probably ruin the experience.

SpeedyEric
Guest
Is it just me, or does Super Linkara-Ette look like The Nostalgia Chick’s best friend Nella? I haven’t yet seen a single episode of the new Supergirl TV show on CBS, because it’s on when the Gotham TV series is on Fox, and I don’t have TiVo or DVR, and don’t even get me started on setting it to record on my VCR, ‘cause I threw that antique out of my house 3 years ago. 2:23- Seriously, New 52, enough of the Superman/Wonder Woman romance. 5:40- Ha, ha, ha! Oh, those 1950s sure were sexist. 6:54- At least the costume… Read more »
ayakhaleesi
Guest

Helen Slater had a cameo in the Supergirl pilot, too.

Papallion
Guest

My initials are H.H.. Two syllables each, said in the same pattern as Peter Parker. I used to pretend I was a comic book character.

Dean Cain was in it too, ayakhaleesi. He was her adoptive father. I was really hoping we’d see more of them.
It’s like how the original live-action Flash is new live-action Flash’s father. When I saw that I had to pause Hulu and freak for a few minutes. My friends were not amused. (Yes, I am THAT comic geek.)

Pytas23
Guest

What’s funny about the PSA Hell Month gag is that I literally did not notice until he interrupted it. Oops. Guess I’d better start paying closer attention.

trlkly
Guest

See, I noticed, but my first instinct was just to think that Supergirl’s origin was in a PSA comic. I mean, I knew here current origin, but not her premier origin.

My second was that Linkara had messed up and uploaded the wrong video.

ladydiskette
Guest

lol, I noticed that too, and I nearly fell for it, that is because I love is PSA Hell comics and always keep a sharp lookout for those.

Goat Boy
Guest

Let’s see, it’s your first villain, and it’s from Marvel, I’m guessing Doctor Doom?

Ericthebearjew1
Guest

According to Tvtropes, it’s Black Widow (she started out as one).

TheClassyNerds
Guest

It’s not a bad origin… just… very silver-agey…

trlkly
Guest

I’m pretty sure they put her in an orphanage so that they had an excuse not to show her in every subsequent Superman story. With Ma and Pa Kent dead, they didn’t know where else to put her and still have her on Earth.

Also, I like the twist in the newer comics that get rid of the chunk of the planet and just say she’s his older cousin, who was sent off earlier, in a rocket that had stasis, but arrived later for one of various reasons–wormhole, no hyperdrive, malfunction, a crash landing that kept her in stasis, etc.

Ericthebearjew1
Guest

@6:48 Fanservice is one thing, but really? That skirt is so low placed it’s practically genital height, and she’s commando on top of that. That doesn’t exactly scream “practical for superheroics”.

Dethhollow
Guest

How far do we have to go before we can just straight-up admit a character’s dressed like a specialized stripper? Lol!

Lone Wolfen
Guest

villain origin? okay it has to be hawk eye next week. he started out as a iron man villain before becoming a good guy

Devlerbat
Guest

Oh, yea. Though it could be Black Widow. Though all the other character’s have a still running T.V. series, so maybe Kingpin?

Devlerbat
Guest

Superman was a baby when Krypton exploded and Supergirl is clearly much younger than him. Why wouldn’t he believe she wasn’t born when Krypton exploded?

Papallion
Guest
One of the groups of Trick-or-Treaters we had this year was a cluster of Super Girls! We had hot-pants and bishop sleeves, pink instead of red in a tutu and butterfly wings, curly haired headband from Crisis, white t-shirt from the cartoon, a cheerleader looking one, and a little sister dressed as a dinosaur princess. (She couldn’t decide if she wanted to be a dinosaur OR a princess, so why not both?) They all met while hunting candy and decided to hang out for the rest of the night. They were looking for the group of Batgirls (I hadn’t seen… Read more »
zardox
Guest

“Lois Lane replaced her when I became SuperMAN!” Holy shit! It’s like he’s flat out saying “I changed my name so I needed a new chick to go along with it.”

Steve the Pocket
Guest

Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that.

Dacilriel
Guest

I know you said you don’t have TV, but I was wondering if you’d seen the new Supergirl series and, if so, what you think?

Dethhollow
Guest
Personally, I feel like it’s pretty meh overall based off of the first episode. It’s not bad, but the feminist message was hammered in WAY too hard (“Why can’t I be called Super WOMAN?!”) and there was quite a bit of plot convenience like how a group just captures her, brings her to their secret base just to tell her what’s going on and deny her help, and then just let her go for no real reason. I feel like even today it’s hard to do a live-action superhero show right, though, so it’s really not much of a surprise… Read more »
TheSKARD1
Guest

7:40 – A few other things such as The Eradicator, some iterations of Brainiac, Doomsday…

5:30 – Never mind the bubble of air. What about gravity? What is holding them to the chunk?
If they were flung into space what are they using in place of a sun for heat or light?

14:05 – I think the holes in the lead shielding are small and few enough that they can be avoided or don’t pose much risk for brief direct exposure. The problem is with the air acting as a medium for the radiation to accumulate to deadly levels thus taking longer.

pinky75910
Guest

Dear Linkara,
I know you read these comments so I’m hoping you can help me out here.
I know there was a past video where you discussed Supergirl’s publication history and all the different things DC has done to her and her backstory over the years, but I can’t remember what one it was.

cannedfury
Guest

One day there will arrive a Kryptonian named El-El. Stitched along on the inside of his headband will be the prophecy that brings all of the L.L.s full circle around his fashion faux pas. The issue will come with an L.L. Bean gift card and L.L. Cooj J’s All the World: Greatest Hits album.

Eyeshot
Guest

I prefer it when Supergirl is greeted on Earth by some giant mechanical suits. Didn’t like it when she beat the snot out of Superman a few times.

Makroth
Guest

The Supergirl in the title card looks like Nella.

Warp
Guest

If I’m completely honest, a PSA hell episode would have been just fine by me.

(With this I don’t mean I didn’t like this episode. I have yet not even seen it. Just responding to the intro. It’s just that I like those PSA hell episodes quite a lot.)

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Oh, and don’t forget L.L.Cool J.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

And let’s not forget: Power Girl is basically another version of Supergirl, too. Only with… well… do I really need to say it?

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Okay, I’ll say it: AN INCREDIBLY SEXIST COSTUME!

happymel
Guest

Oh my god! I love how the pictures are like Where’s Waldo with Aquaman! 😀 Also, thank you for playing Christina Aguilera. That made me so happy. 😀

Leonca
Guest

Wow, they sure improved on the logic for her origin in the 90s Superman animated series!

angel85
Guest

no lead paint jokes? I am disappoint.

BrokenEye
Guest

Hey, when are we getting a Congorilla movie?

Dethhollow
Guest

Hopefully soon because that would be amazing.

ladydiskette
Guest

I have been kinda curious about this for a while, what is the significance behind the “EL” is it suppose to be a Kyptonian surname or something? Jor-EL, Ka-EL, Kara-Za-EL.

KouTheMad
Guest

I want to hear more about that Gun Toting Gorilla.

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