Murderous mercy? What the fuck does that mean? He kills to be kind?
Why do super heroes from other nations tend to have names that reflect on the culture of that nation? But American super heroes don't have to be called Freedom Guys or Democritical or The Capitalist Pugilist. Maybe they should have identities tied directly to the state they're from. That would make more sense. This question come to mind because both Siobhan and her father are named The Banshee. I know that it's probably familial tradition (or perhaps a curse), but couldn't the daughter come up with something different? I bet if Siobhan had been born just across the channel in Scotland, she'd be calling herself The Argyle Bagpipe.
This issue begins with a flashback to 13 years ago in Ireland where Siobhan, her mother, and her brother Tommy are fleeing from their Da'.
Oh look! It's an Irish curse! "May your daughters and sons be blessed with all of your strongest traits!"
Back in New York, Supergirl lies on the floor of the coffee shop contemplating her current situation in life.
Yeah! I thought you might get a chance to relax as well! Stupid jerk writers!
Siobhan and Kara speak a bit in Kryptonese and The Black Banshee responds in English. Part of the family curse must be their power with languages. I'm surprised Banshees are good with any language at all. Usually they just say, "AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" and then you lose a level. Or lose statistics. Or maybe just fail your Saving Throw versus Death and just die.
Siobhan, The Silver Banshee, does exactly what I just said Banshees do on the next page!
See? He failed his Saving Throw!
Or maybe it's just a third rate villain from Scotland stealing an Irish Super Villain's identity. Jerk!
The Black Banshee isn't even close to being dead even with his brains splattered all over the coffee shop. He breaks through a wall (New York's walls are just like Gotham's) and knocks Supergirl loopy with his Banshee Wail. Some bystanders try to help her and, well, you know how much Supergirl likes meeting new people!
I'm beginning to think a right cross is a standard Kryptonian greeting.
She can also extend the length of a silent "e"! That's an interesting power!
Black Banshee has caused Supergirl's powers to spin out of control until she finally does that super nova thing she does that I don't think Superman knows how to do. Maybe this heat flash power is tied to her uterus. I think I did point out early that she had an exploding vagina just like Dove. Well, it explodes again.
FWAAAASH is now the official sound of a vagina exploding.
Supergirl #9 Rating: No change. The comic might be getting a little better in its pacing. But I still don't find it intriguing enough to gain any ranks. And next issue, the story will probably deal with Supergirl inside some spectral world where she'll meet Siobhan's brother Tommy and they'll figure out a way to defeat The Black Banshee from the inside.