"Power Trip, Part I of IV"

2005-09

Main Details
Series
Volume 1
Issue 1
Credits
Date 2005-09
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New ork
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Power Girl (Kara Zor-L)(Earth 2)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Justice Society of America:
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)(New Earth)
  • Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)(New Earth)
  • Sand (Sanderson Hawkins)(New Earth)
  • Wildcat (Ted Grant)(New Earth)
  • Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)(New Earth)
  • Justice League of America (Flashback only):
  • Aquaman (Orin) (New Earth)
  • Atom (Ray Palmer)(New Earth)
  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)(New Earth)
  • Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance)(Earth 1)
  • Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)(New Earth)
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)(New Earth)
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall)(New Earth)
  • Hawkwoman (Shayera Hol) (Earth 1)
  • Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) (New Earth)
  • Superman (Kal-El)(New Earth)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes (false version):
  • Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn) (Earth-Prime)
  • Lightning Lad (Garth Ranzz) (Earth-Prime)
  • Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen) (Earth-Prime)
Story Location New York: New York City; Manhattan, JSA Headquarters, Kansas: Smallville (Flashback only), Krypton
Identifiers
  • UPC — 761941249209-00111
Notes Variant Cover 1B (Adam Hughes).
The members of the Legion of Super-Heroes that appear in this issue, are not the real Legionnaires. They will be revealed as doppelgangers in issue #2.

This storyline seeks to revamp Power Girl's Post-Crisis origin as originally supplied in Secret Origins (Volume 2) #11. In Post-Crisis continuity, Power Girl was the grand-daughter of Arion the Immortal, a sorcerer of pre-Cataclysmic Atlantis. Arion placed Power Girl in suspended animation so that she might not fall victim to his evil brother, Garn Daanuth. Arion placed a spell upon her, wherein when she awakened in the 20th century, she would have a set of false memories, and believe herself to be the cousin of Superman.
Power Girl made her first canonical appearance in All-Star Comics #58. She was originally intended to be the Earth-Two counterpart to Supergirl. As such, she shared Supergirl's origin and powers, but carried a different name.
After Crisis on Infinite Earths (Volume 1) limited series, Power Girl's continuity was absorbed into the modern Earth. As such, it was required to alter her origin so as to maintain the idea that Kal-El was the only person to survive Krypton's destruction.
This issue establishes that Power Girl spent nine years in outer space.
Mister Terrific, Green Lantern and The Flash appear on the Amanda Conner variant cover to this issue, but do not actually appear inside the main story.

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