Cover date: July 29, 2009
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner
Reviewed by: Barry Freiman
I enjoyed this week's strip very much in part because it gives us a very TV "Smallville" take on Smallville. When Clark says "Mother's intuition trumps X-ray vision every time", you can almost hear Tom Welling's voice saying it to Annette O'Toole's Martha Kent. On top of that, "Smallville" did the glowing cellar door thing about five seasons back or so - on the TV show, it was the ship doing the glowing. In the strip, it's to be continued.
Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, continues the insanity with Streaky attacking the airplane's mouse picture on the tail (Holy Disguised Disney!). The plane plummets Earth-bound with Supergirl and Krypto in pursuit.
With tongue firmly planted in cheek and sincere pre-apologies to cat-lovers and lovers of the feline species in whatever form it takes and whatever form you take; but this is why I hate cats. You know that's why they get stuck in trees - they're all trying to go up to bring down planes. If the plane crashes, I bet Streaky'll eat the dead passengers' faces too. Now that'd be a different strip. Attempts at humor aside, this strip continues to entertain. But get to the why the super-pets are acting this way part already.
See ya next week in the funny pages.
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2009.