I was wondering about Action Comics 254 because it is an early Supergirl story, and I wanted to see what was different about Supergirl compared to the modern version of her. It is interesting to see Supergirl actually look like a girl wearing a dress and stuff, and not like a teenage whore wearing a super-short skirt (get it? Super short? Aah, my jokes are wasted on you guys).
In this story, Supergirl is posing like a foster child as a cover, because Superman told her to, and back when Action Comics 254 was published, little girls did what their elders told them to, or they would get a black eye. Man, Superman giving Supergirl a black eye, I would sure like to see that. Anyway, Supergirl posing as Linda Lee gets adopted by a couple of swindlers who sell bogus super-potion or something.
So why is Action Comics 254 worth reading? Well, it’s because the story is absolutely ridiculous after a certain point, and it’s hilarious. In order to explain her superpowers that she reveals accidentally, she comes up with this bizarre cover-up that involves puppeteering a doctor and using super-ventriloquism to imitate his voice. You see, back then, the writers of Superman and Supergirl would just make up any powers they’d damn please, apparently. For this reason alone, even, you have to pick up a copy of this issue (Affiliate Link) (Action Comics 254). What is great about these old comics is that although they are sought after and are collectable, if so much as an ant farts on the cover, the value and price drops dramatically. For those of us who like to read comics and not just stare at them behind a plastic bag, this is good news because this makes them affordable.
After reading Action Comics 254, it is clear that the portrayal of female superheroes has come a long way since the early days of comic books. While Supergirl may have started out as a secondary character to Superman, she now has her own standalone comics and has evolved into a powerful and complex character with her own unique storyline. However, it is important to acknowledge the historical significance of early depictions of female superheroes and the impact they had on the genre as a whole. Through reading and analyzing these comics, we can better understand the progression of female representation in the world of superheroes.