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Sunday, March 25, 2007 

Eddie Berganza is laughable

Now Supergirl #15 has come out, and reading a synopsis of it, I think that Eddie Berganza's whole attempt to encourage the female audience to join up with the series has been exposed as an offense. Power Boy turns out to be a minion of Darkseid's from Apokolips, and is the kind of antagonist who keeps around a personal shrine for the girl with whom he's developed a psycho-obsession. But what's really telling is how now, Berganza's DC Nation has been rendered even more offensive than it looked at first glance. I had guessed from reading the end part that this would probably be the result, but all the same, it does look like a story just as embarrassing as the one where Kara is pitted against Cassie Cain. It's offensive because: how exactly is the female audience supposed to find the "mimbo" endearing when he turns out to be a villain with sick obsessions?

And there you have it, Berganza's imbecile item really was an insult to the femme audience because Power Boy was a villain. If he had just given promotion to Mark Sable, who's supposed to be co-writing the 16th issue, then maybe he'd have gotten somewhere, instead, he's just slapped all who read it in the face, and lost respect as an editor. So, the call for his replacement clearly wasn't unwarranted. In fact, it appears that he has been, with Matt Idelson (link via Occasional Superheroine). So if Berganza's been taken off the book, he deserves it. The Maiden of Might deserves a much better editor than him.

He owes an apology in his own voice, but it's unlikely for now that he'll ever actually give one.

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