Power Girl: Kara’s Quest, Prologue: Disconnected

by Libbylawrence

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At the JSA Brownstone in Gotham City, Power Girl and Red Robin were sharing monitor duty. It was near the end of their shift, and Kara Zor-L had begun pouting in silent thought. When Dick Grayson finally noticed, he asked her, “What’s wrong?”

“I guess I’m feeling a little disconnected, so to speak,” she said. “I mean, in the last few years, I’ve been told falsely that I’m Atlantean by that Garn Daanuth creep and then turned into that leather babe Nike. (*) I’ve been turned into a copy of Supergirl, the late Earth-One heroine. (*) I was nearly beaten to death by Kal-L when he was turned evil by that that Stream of Ruthlessness, and I received another beating from those aliens who followed Chroma.” (*) And then I was led to believe that Kal had died during the Crisis, and I was the last one in the JSA to even find out he’d been alive and well for months! (*) As you know, I was too mad that he’d do that to me that I hardly said anything to him for a long time after that.”

[(*) Editor’s note: See Justice Society of America: Times Past, 1977: The Man from Atlantis, Power Girl: Cosmic Balancing Act, “Divide, and Be Conquered,” Infinity Inc. #6 (September, 1984), “Past Glories, Future Tears,” Infinity Inc. #7 (October, 1984), Justice Society of America: The Coming Doom, “Final Crisis,” Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March, 1986), DC Universe: Crawling from the Wreckage, Book 1, Chapter 1: Retirement, and DC Universe: Crawling from the Wreckage, Book 4, Chapter 3: Ragnarok Now.]

“So you want to get in touch with your inner child?” asked Red Robin.

No! I was turned into a baby by that witch Yellow Peri, too, remember?” she said with a frown. “Now, I just want to know my roots again.”

“I can help you, since you still insist on keeping apart from Clark,” offered Red Robin.

“Yeah? How can you do that? Some wonderful Bat-doohickey in your utility belt?” she snapped.

“Easy, Kara, I mean it. Let me take you home,” he offered with a kiss.

“Home is–” she began.

“Nope, I mean it,” said Dick Grayson. “Let me help you return to Krypton.”

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