I think Donna's two favorite heroines are probably Supergirl and The Invisible Woman, so I helped her put together a costume for Sue. I wasn't going to be Reed or Johnny or Ben, so I had to come up with some way to be in the picture with her. Besides, Marvel needs a lesbian couple, they've got half a dozen gay male couples but no gay women? Really?
That is very surprising. I would think with a high male demographic with comics that they would go for lesbian couples. I know I'd rather see two women together than two men. The latter (to me at least) is boring to watch. That made this pic with Reese and Susan a particular treat! I'd love to see a series with these two!
Supergirl is also a favorite of mine, in fact in Champions Online, I have a character that resembles her call Ntoa (named after an African goddess associated with the planet Venus) and Supergirl is hinted at with another character Miss Brainy (the implied daughter of Brainiac 5 and Supergirl). When I'm not playing a gent or robot (and likely the latter), I have the ladies. Well, I'll end my babbling now, lol.
I was never a huge Supergirl fan (or a fan of the Kryptonians in general) because they're just so powerful that it seemed like they really had to go over the top to put them in any kind of remotely challenging situation, but then I played Supergirl for awhile at a role play sim in Second Life and I came to really love the character. She's probably the most enjoyable one I've ever played because she's brash yet unsure, brilliant but often clueless, tough but tender, brave and selfless but prone to fits of rage and self-pity. She's also cute and clever. It makes it a lot of fun to pretend to be her in any situation.
And THAT is the appeal for such a character. Oh, well, for me it was also her romance with Brainiac 5 as I was a huge Legion of Super Heroes fan growing up. Its about the character, what they can do should be secondary to me. If the story has to focus on what they do, its no wonder that so many authors take the easy 'kryptonite-is-a-dime-a-dozen' route. It really should be all that you mentioned. That's the route I took with my book, the robot vessel ferries our heroines about can pretty much do anything, so the story if you will, is how they choose to use 'him' as they command the robot. As Professor Rayna Lashley says at least twice, its not so much can they do something, its about if. If I do it right in the series that should be the dilemma, with the blowing up of stuff to feed the male in me need for explosions. Anyway, yes, that's the appeal for Supergirl, you've put that into words far better than I had in my head.
I found a comic picture that I liked and took the RGB for the blue color from it, then applied it to this Hex suit I found for just 1L on the marketplace: [link] . I put a black latex undershirt layer top and gloves on underneath the Hex suit (the ones I used were freebies from the lucky chair at Bhadra's, but there are freebies and cheapies from Plausible Body, Kcreations, and Powers of Creation out there), and shortened the sleeve length on the Hex suit top so the gloves would show at the length I wanted. I bought a pack of Fantastic 4 emblems (35L) from the Ubergirls/Superstuff shop at the Aftermath 2 sim and put one of those on over the top of it. The mesh leather knee boots were a free group gift from a store called ATHOR. I'm not sure if they're still there or not. I already had the utility belts from a GRAVES outfit I have (I think it's the G166 Viper catsuit). So, total cost to make these was 36L apiece.
Heh , I wonder which one of then ends up getting pregnant if they decide to have kids (I don't doubt a genius like Reese could find a way to make it work) Sue would probably argue that of the two of then only one has nether regions which can naturally stretch across an entire room let alone wide enough to make giving birth a snap...