Supergirl is the name of several fictional superheroine characters appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The original and most well known Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, the cousin of the superhero Superman; the character made her first appearance in Action Comics #252 and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Created as a female counterpart to Superman, Kara Zor-El shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. Supergirl plays a supporting role in various DC Comics publications, including Action Comics and several comic book series unrelated to Superman. In 1969, Supergirl's adventures became the lead feature in Adventure Comics, she starred in an eponymous comic book series which debuted in 1972 and ran until 1974, followed by a second monthly comic book series, The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, which ran from 1982 to 1984. Due to changing editorial policy at DC, Supergirl was killed off in the 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths. DC Comics subsequently rebooted the continuity of the DC Comics Universe, re-establishing Superman's character as the sole survivor of Krypton's destruction.
Following the conclusion of Crisis on Infinite Earths, several different characters written as having no familial relationship to Superman have assumed the role of Supergirl, including Matrix, Linda Danvers, Cir-El. Following the cancellation of the third Supergirl comic book series, which starred the Matrix/Linda Danvers version of the character, a modern version of Kara Zor-El was reintroduced into the DC Comics continuity in "The Supergirl from Krypton" story within Superman/Batman #8; this modern Kara Zor-El stars as Supergirl in an eponymous comic book series and additionally in a supporting role in various other DC Comics publications. Since her initial comic book appearances, the character branched out into animation, film and merchandising. In May 2011, Supergirl placed 94th on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time. In November 2013, the character placed 17th on IGN's list of the Top 25 Heroes of DC Comics. Superwoman – The first comic to feature a female counterpart to Superman is "Lois Lane – Superwoman", a story published in Action Comics #60, in which a hospitalized Lois dreams she has gained Kryptonesque superpowers thanks to a blood transfusion from the Man of Steel.
She begins her own career as Superwoman, complete with copycat costume. Similar stories with Lois Lane acquiring such powers and adopting the name "Superwoman" periodically appeared later. One such story is in Action Comics #156, in which Lois accidentally gains those powers through an invention of Superman's arch-foe, Lex Luthor. In the story, Lois wears a short blond wig in her crime-fighting identity, giving her an appearance identical to the version of Supergirl after the latter's real name was specified as Kara Zor-El. Supergirl – In Superboy #5 in a story titled "Superboy Meets Supergirl", Superboy meets Queen Lucy of the fictional Latin American nation of Borgonia, she is scholar. Tired of her duties and wanting to enjoy a normal life, Queen Lucy travels to Smallville, where she meets Superboy and soon wins his heart. Superboy puts on a show with her; as Supergirl, Queen Lucy wears a tan dress with Superboy's "S" symbol. Superboy saves her from a scheming minister, she returns to her throne, leaving Superboy to wonder if she thinks of him.
Super-Sister – In the Superboy #78 story titled "Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister", Superboy saves an alien woman named Shar-La from a life-threatening crash. After he ridicules her driving, Shar-La turns Superboy into a girl. In Smallville, Clark Kent claims to be Claire Kent, an out-of-town relative, staying with the Kents; when in costume, he plays Superman's sister, Super-Sister, claims the two have exchanged places. As a girl ridiculed and scorned by men, he wants to prove. In the end, it is revealed. Superboy learns not to ridicule women. Super-Girl – In Superman #123, Jimmy Olsen uses a magic totem to wish a "Super-Girl" into existence as a companion and helper for Superman. At her insistence, Jimmy wishes the dying girl out of existence. DC used this story to gauge public response to the concept of a new female counterpart to Superman. In the original issue, she has blond hair and her costume is blue and red like Superman's. Early reprints of this story show her with red hair and an orange and green costume to prevent readers from confusing her with the current Supergirl character.
Much the story was again reprinted in its original form. After positive fan reaction to Super-Girl, the first recurring and most familiar version of Supergirl debuted in 1959. Kara Zor-El first appeared in Action Comics #252; the story that introduced the character was drawn by Al Plastino and written by Otto Binder, who had created Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel's sister and female spinoff. Like Supergirl, Mary Marvel was a teen-age female version of an adult male superhero, wearing a costume, identical to the older character's other than substituting a short skirt for tight trousers. (Binder created Marvel Comics' Miss America, a superhero who shared little other than the nam
The Chengdu–Chongqing intercity railway is a 307-kilometre long high-speed railway that connects the cities of Chengdu and Chongqing in southwestern China, with a maximum speed of 350 km/h. The route passes through most of the same cities that the older Chengdu–Chongqing Railway does, but is shorter due to the greater use of elevated sections and tunnels, it reduces travel time between Chengdu and Chongqing to 75 minutes, 45 minutes quicker than the current CRH route via Suining. The line includes two tunnels. Construction on the Chongqing section began on 22 March 2010 while work on the Sichuan section began on 11 November; the final tunnel achieved breakthrough on 16 December 2013 and a single track line was expected to open in first half of 2014. The complete double track configuration was due to be completed by the end of 2014; the line started operation on 26 December 2015 to Chongqing North until renovations were completed at Shapingba on the 25th of January, 2018. There are 12 stations along the line: Sichuan section Chengdu East railway station Jianyang South railway station Ziyang North railway station Zizhong North railway station Neijiang North railway station Longchang North railway stationChongqing section Rongchang North railway station Dazu railway station Yongchuan East railway station Bishan railway station Shapingba railway station Chongqing railway station
Live from Japan is an album and a concert video by blues rock guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. It was recorded at Zepp music hall in Tokyo on April 15, 2011; this was the last night of a three-concert run by Winter, his first live performances in Japan. The album was released in April 2015 as a CD, as a two-disc vinyl LP; the concert video was released in July 2012 in DVD format. Writing about the album on AllMusic, Mark Deming said, "A mobile recording system was on hand to capture the historic event, Live from Japan documents a fiery show from the Texas guitar slinger, showing off his powerful instrumental style as he wails through a set of blues standards."Writing about the video on Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Mark S. Tucker said, "As the concert proceeds and that well steeped blues blood of his stirs, Winter gets more animated, his own music infecting him as much as the audience.... By the time he lights into "Got My Mojo Working", everything's up to speed and kinetic with the august gent still seated.
Johnny becomes: a blues king holding court and showering blessings on the people. From there, you're buckled in for the ride." "Hideaway" – 4:29 "Sugar Coated Love" – 5:51 "She Likes to Boogie Real Low" – 3:59 "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" – 4:12 "Got My Mojo Working" – 7:00 "Johnny B. Goode" – 4:16 "Blackjack" – 8:16 "All Tore Down" – 2:57 "Lone Wolf" – 4:51 "Don't Take Advantage of Me" – 7:46 "Bony Maronie" – 5:16 "It's All Over Now" – 4:47 "Dust My Broom" – 7:18 "Highway 61 Revisited" – 6:38 The Johnny Winter BandJohnny Winter – guitar, vocals Paul Nelson – guitar Scott Spray – bass Vito Liuzzi – drums, vocalsProductionProduced by Paul Nelson Packaging design, photos: Marion Amundsen Liner notes: Lance Purdue
Wally Palmar is an American musician, singer and composer. He is best known as a founding member and lead singer of The Romantics, a rock band from Detroit, formed in 1977. Palmar was born in Hamtramck, Michigan, US to Ukrainian parents in 1954 and took to the sounds of the British Invasion. Palmar and several high school friends formed the Romantics in 1977 scoring their first record deal in 1979 with Nemperor RecordsTheir self-titled debut album for Nemperor in 1980 with British producer Pete Solley contained the band's first chart hit. "What I Like About You", which Palmar co-wrote, peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band's 1983 album, In Heat contained the band's biggest hit, the million-selling "Talking in Your Sleep". In early 1984, it featured Palmar on lead vocals. Palmar provided lead vocals on the minor-hit follow-up single, "One in a Million". In 2010 and 2011, Palmar toured as a part of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band performing "What I Like About You" and "Talking in Your Sleep".
In 2014, Palmar was a founding member of the Empty Hearts. The group recorded on 429 Records and Palmar's bandmates included Blondie drummer Clem Burke, the Chesterfield Kings bassist Andy Babiuk, the Cars guitarist Elliot Easton, Small Faces and Faces pianist Ian McLagan; the band's self-titled first album was released 5 August 2014 and produced by Ed Stasium
Wemyss Castle is situated in Wemyss on the sea cliffs between the villages of East Wemyss and West Wemyss in Fife, Scotland. Accounts date the construction of the castle to 1421 when Sir John Wemyss decided to build a fortified castle to replace one destroyed by the Duke of Rothesay at Kilconquhar in 1402; the castle is thus the ancient seat of the Earls of their families. The castle is best known as the location where Mary, Queen of Scots, met her future husband Lord Darnley, in 1565. Wemyss is an imposing castle sitting high atop cliffs with a view over the Firth of Forth. Two particular points of interest are that one of the towers from an earlier building has been re-used, first as a windmill and as a dovecote. There is an oval-shaped dungeon within the castle, connected to the building by a 30m zigzag passage. Wemyss castle remains a residence. Members of today's Royal Family, including the Queen, have visited. James Hay Erskine Wemyss Rosslyn Wemyss Some believe Wemyss possesses, like a number of Scottish castles, a "Green Lady".
Green, in Scotland at any rate, has always been an unlucky colour, associated with death and misfortune. Unfortunate is the girl who wears green on her wedding day. In the case of Wemyss, the ghost is that of a young woman wearing a trailing dress of green silk which rustles as she floats along the corridors within the castle. A news report in 2007 suggested. Http://www.wemysscastlegardens.com
"Friday to Sunday" is a song by Australian group Justice Crew. It was released digitally on 17 December 2010, as the follow-up to their debut single, "And Then We Dance"; the song was written by Greg Ogan and Shridhar Solanki. It peaked at number 18 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Alex Goddard and features Justice Crew at a party. "Friday to Sunday" was written by Greg Ogan and Shridhar Solanki. Nuri and Ogan are known for their work with the songwriting team, The Writing Camp, who have written and produced tracks for Jason Derülo, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Sean Kingston. Emmanuel Rodriguez of Justice Crew said: "The first time we heard the track, it connected with the crew; the song is all about spending time with your friends, going out and enjoying the weekend – and that's what we like to do when we're not working." "Friday to Sunday" was sent to Australian contemporary hit radio on 6 December 2010, became the fifth most added song to Australian radio a week later.
The song was released digitally on 17 December 2010. On 26 December 2010, "Friday to Sunday" debuted at number 31 on the ARIA Singles Chart, where it remained for two consecutive weeks, it peaked at number 18 on 16 January 2011. "Friday to Sunday" was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, for selling 140,000 digital copies. The music video for the song was directed by Alex Goddard and premiered online on 22 December 2010; the video begins where "And Then We Dance" left off, showing Justice Crew leaving the underground parking lot. As the other six members leave, Samson and Omar stop to discuss plans about a party for the night. After they decided that it would start at ten o'clock, Justice Crew spread the news about the party, by calling and texting everyone they know; as John and Lenny sing the first verse, Justice Crew appear in a three-by-three grid, similar to the opening title sequence in The Brady Bunch, with each member except Emmanuel, asleep, looking at themselves in the mirror.
They arrive at the party except for Emmanuel, begin their first dance sequence on a black and white floor tile. Emmanuel realises he's late for the party and tries to arrive there as fast as he can. While Solo sings the chorus, Justice Crew each appear to be doing different types of break dancing techniques in the centre of a circle full of people. Emmanuel arrives to the party and the group do their final dance sequence together. Digital download"Friday to Sunday" - 3:12