Art by Curt Swan Kara Zor-El originally, just Kara; Kryptonians during the Golden Era used a single name for most women, and a two-syllable name for men; thus the addition of the patronymic to the female name is a contemporary convention is the last survivor of Argo City , which had survived the explosion of the planet Krypton and drifted through space. The city had been covered by a plastic dome for weather moderation, devised by Zor-El , the younger brother of Superman's father Jor-El , a climatologist and engineer. The dome held together a large chunk of land mass under the city as it drifted through space in the general direction of our solar system. However, the bottom-most layers of bedrock were affected by the explosion of the great planet's fissionable core and underwent a slow but steady chain-reaction, turning into green Kryptonite. Using raw deposits and refined materials at hand, the residents of Argo City laid down a ground shield of lead foil to protect them from the developing Kryptonite. Zor-El was also able to fashion a makeshift propulsion system to try to accelerate the city's approach to the Solar System.
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This was also the only film she appeared in exclusively as a brunette. The film, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and including big name actors like Mia Farrow and Peter O'Toole , received mixed reviews, and was not a box-office success. The film was cited as a reason for publisher DC killing off the original comics character Supergirl Kara Zor-El in , though a new "Supergirl" soon appeared. Slater's performance was not generally blamed. Slater has appeared on episodes of various television series , including The New Adventures of Old Christine , Supernatural , four episodes as the voice of Talia in Batman:
Last week I covered chapter one in Superman This was an interesting time in the DC Universe. The Crisis was only a couple of years in the past. The idea of something being pre-Crisis or post-Crisis was still fresh in readers' minds. And the long-reaching continuity ramifications were still being discovered.