Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Matrix)
Real Name: Matrix (Disembodied Protoplasm)
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Artificial. Disembodied. Protoplasm. From a pocket universe. Say it together now. It won't make any more sense. Letting the Supergirl name go fallow for only about a year, Byrne brings back the name--and completely guts not only the name, but the reason Supergirl of Earth 1 died. Basically, her backstory goes like this: Lex Luthor of a pocket universe creates a protoplasmic entity to go to the DCU and retrieve Superman to defeat some escaped Kryptonian criminals. But this artificial life-form, this "matrix"--found a home in the DCU, at least after a period of time when it was seeking an identity. In the earliest appearances, it was transforming itself with some regularity, taking on male and female forms. Eventually, though, it settled on Supergirl as a superhero persona and "Mae" (presumably short for "Matrix") as a secret identiy. As Mae, she explored a romantic relationship with the DCU Lex Luthor and briefly served with the Teen Titans.
First Appearance: Superman (1987) #16
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Action Comics (1938)
Annual 05 Adventures of Superman (1987)
- 'Loose Cannon'#644
- 'The Past Is Prologue'#675
- 'Divide and Conquer'#676
- 'Man of the Hour'#677
- '... In Love and War!'#678
- 'Talking Heads!'#679
- 'Payment Due'#681
- 'Odds &... Endings'#684
- '...Doomsday is Near!'#685
- 'Who's Buried In Superman's Tomb?'#687
- 'Born Again (Die-Cut Cover)'#689
- 'Who Is The Hero True?'#691
- 'Secret Weapon'#692
- 'And Who, Disguised as Clark Kent?'#696
- 'Eye Of The Hurricane'#700
- 'Swan Song'#700 (Platinum Edition)
- 'Swan Song'#706
- 'Saved By the Belle!'#716
- 'Fugitive Justice!'#797
Art Fantastix (2001)
#5 Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
- 'The Art of Julie Bell'
Blood Pack (1995)
#3 Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
- 'Episode Three: Viva Las Vegas!'
HC Damage (1994)
- 'Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes'
#13 Darkstars (1992)
- 'Picking up the Pieces, Chapter One'#16
- 'The Elements Of Power'
#32 DC gegen Marvel (1996)
- 'The Crimelord-Syndicate War, Part 3: The Night They Burned Ol' Dixie Down!'#34
- 'Strangers in a Strange Land'
DC Universe Special: Reign in Hell (2008)
#1 DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
- 'The Blaze/Satanus War'
#1 DCU: Legacies (2010)
- 'DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC: Round One'
#48 Eradicator (1996)
- 'Third Strike'#49
- 'All the Kings Men'#50
#1 Green Lantern (1990)
- 'Pinocchio: Prince of Lies'
#46 Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
- 'Death City'#65
- 'One in a Million'
#24 JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
- 'Killing Time'#29
- 'It's My Party And I'll Fight If I Want To'#30
- 'The Enemy of my Friend'#31
- 'Channel Surfin' a Nightmare'#39
- 'Merriment, Mistletoe, and...Mayhem!'
#8 JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
- 'Aus den geheimen Archiven 2'#14
- 'JLA vs. Titans'
JLA Secret Files (1997)
#1 Lobo (1993)
- 'Secret Origin: Star-Seed'
#50 Outsiders (1993)
- 'Dead Heroes Don't'
#24 Showcase '95 (1995)
- 'One Wedding and A Funeral'
#1 Showcase '96 (1996)
- 'Alan Scott - Argus - Supergirl'#2
- 'Argus - Metal Men - Supergirl'#12
- 'Supergirl - Maitresse - The Shade'
#8 Steel (1994)
- 'Superboy & Superman - Legionnares - Supergirl'
#22 Superboy (1994)
#25 Supergirl (1994)
- 'Whom the Gods Would Destroy!'#28
- 'Tough Love'
#1 Supergirl (1996)
- 'Trial Run'#2
- 'End of Innocence'#4
- 'The Big Hurt'
Supergirl/Lex Luthor Special (1993)
#1 Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
- 'The Future is NOW!'
(02) Superman (1996)
- 'Eine Welt ohne Superman Teil 1'
#24 Superman Special (1996)
- 'Der Prozess: Schuld und Sühne'
#5 Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
- 'Der Proezss - Dritter Akt'#6
- 'Das Spiel'#7
- ' Identitätskrise III: Fallen'
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
#3 Team Superman Secret Files (1998)
- 'Fighting Back'#9
- 'History Lesson'
Teen Titans (2003)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The New Titans (1988)
Titans Secret Files (1999)
#1 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Boy meets Supergirl'#3
- 'She's The One'
#16 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'Batman To Ambush Bug'
#4 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Ultra-Humanite to Zuggernaut, plus Abby Cable to Waid Eiling'
#174 Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)
- 'The Witch & the Warrior Part One'#175
- 'Joker: Last Laugh: The Witch & the Warrior Part Two: Girl Frenzy'
- 'Zero Hour'#1
- 'Zero Hour'#2
- 'Zero Hour'#3
- 'Zero Hour'
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