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01 August 2011 @ 12:06 am
Canon Recs & Resources  
With the DCU Universe being spread out over so many titles and, let’s face it, so many decades, trying to keep track of all that canon can be exhausting.

This post is designed to make things a little easier, but it needs your help!

Is there a particular storyline that you think is a defining moment for a character featured in a DCU-Memes prompt post?

Has reading about a specific pairing in a DCU-Memes prompt post got you hungering to see them in action together and you need recommendations on which title to start with?

Is there a certain series that isn’t connected with any current DCU-Memes prompt posts but you think it’s awesome and want to share it with the world?

Post your questions and suggestions here!

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DCU Memesdcu_memes on December 4th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Power Girl & Terra (Buyer's Guide)
Power Girl & Terra: Essential Reading

These books all feature Power Girl and Terra (otherwise known as Kara Zor-L/Karen Starr and Atlee) interacting and working together. So it's not a comprehensive list of everywhere the characters have appeared, especially since Power Girl has been a player in the DCU for decades and has a history so convoluted it rivals Donna Troy's backstory (which is really saying something). But it does provide a guide for readers interested in the sweet friendship these characters share.


This showcases Atlee's introduction to the DCU as Terra and her first meeting with Power Girl. She also gets to meet and fight alongside Geo-Force, whose sister last carried the codename of Terra. It's established that Atlee was literally born and raised underground, and it's Power Girl she turns to when she needs help acclimatising to life above-ground.

Power Girl: A New Beginning

This solo series sees Power Girl trying to establish a side of her life that doesn't revolve around punching things in the face. Of course, it's Power Girl, so the ass-kicking is still inevitable. Terra joins her to take on Ultra-Humanite and a tentacle monster, as well a trip to the cinema where it's established Atlee does not enjoy horror films!

Power Girl: Aliens & Apes

This volume sees Power Girl having to fend off the attention of a would-be space Lothario and a teenage boy looking to blackmail her with her secret identity. It also sees Terra beginning to act strangely, which it turns out is connected to Ultra-Humanite's revenge for the defeat he previously suffered at their hands.

After this the creative team that worked on these books leave the Power Girl title, and Atlee vanishes from the book with them. It still remains a fun read, though, so if you enjoy these books I'd recommend checking out the rest of the series.