Monday, November 7, 2011


There was a Toobworld-Comic Book Universe crossover in an issue of DC Comics' "Power Girl":

In case you don't recognize them, the four guys are from 'The Big Bang Theory': Leonard Hofstadter, Raj Koothrapalli, and Sheldon Cooper, with Howard Wolowitz taking the lead in trying to pick up Karen Starr (aka Kara Zor-L, aka Power Girl).

In Toobworld itself, Power Girl has yet to appear, although coy references were made to her in such shows as 'Smallville' (another TV dimension, anyway) and 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. As for 'The Big Bang Theory', she is definitely a comic book character. In the episode "The Desperation Emanation", a copy of Power Girl #14 can be seen on a shelf in the comic book store, behind Raj. (From Wikipedia)

Once again, as with the literary universe, I'm stuck thinking of a good name for the Comic Book Universe, but then somebody who actually delves into that field of study should probably have the right to coin the appropriate term - like Craig Shaw Gardner did with "Cineverse" for his take on a B-movie universe.



Robert E. Wronski, Jr. said...

What is the coy reference to Power Girl in Buffy?

Toby O'B said...

From Wikipedia:
The Buffy episode "Killed by Death", features a flashback scene, where a young Buffy Summers is pretending to be Power Girl, while playing with her cousin.

I know there's at least one screen grab out there. I figure she was dressing up as a real person and not a comic book character. (Which would make Power Girl of Toobworld in her late thirties, early forties now.....)

Robert E. Wronski, Jr. said...

Considering Buffy wasn't the type to read comics as a kid, and since PG wasn't really adapted to other sources during or prior to Buffy's childhood, I agree that this must mean she's real.