The current Brave and the Bold issue featuring a team-up of Supergirl and Hal Jordan has been a topic of conversion among the blogosphere lately.
Melchior del Darién examines both Supergirl and Brave and the Bold #2 and finds the latter disappointing.
I was cringing so vigorously as I read The Brave and the Bold #2 that I honestly can’t exactly recall the incremental ways the over-arching plot was moved forward. For panels on end, Hal Jordan reminds himself that Kara is 17 years old. For panels on end, Supergirl bats her 17-year-old Kryptonian eye-lashes at him.
Shelly, on the other hand, enjoyed the issue.
I can see that, in light of all the other questionable or objectified portrayals of Kara recently, that her flirting with Hal can be viewed as more of the same. But for me, it isn’t quite that. She comes across as a 17-year-old girl who has serious issues about belonging somewhere and being properly socialized, an area in which she’s lacking.
If you read the issue in question, what did you think?