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    Default Help with Crime Syndicate Superwoman?

    I'm having trouble connecting the dots with Lois Lane/Superwoman from Forever Evil. The TPs are very sketchy. Anybody know where I can find some proper TP origins and history for her, and what is she up to now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1313 View Post
    I'm having trouble connecting the dots with Lois Lane/Superwoman from Forever Evil. The TPs are very sketchy. Anybody know where I can find some proper TP origins and history for her, and what is she up to now?
    Earth3’s history is constantly shifting because it’s always a dark mirror world to Earth-3. As a result, what was true in one story might not necessarily be true in the next because the continuity shifted due to time shenanigans.

    For instance, Volthoom’s Power Ring was initially Harold Jordan, but when Hal Jordan was possessed by Parallax and Kyle Rainer became the only GL, Volthoom possessed a new host that was Kyle’s Earth-3 doppelgänger. When John Stewart became the primary GL, Power Ring morphed into an evil doppelgänger of him. Kurt Busiek explained that history was constantly changing like this all the time on Earth-3

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    When the Crime Syndicate first appeared, they had no back story to speak of. They were there to slap the JL and JSA around before getting stomped in the end, and on to the next story.

    The first that I recall them getting any depth of backstory was Morrison's JLA Earth 2 series. That was the first time that I recall Superwoman being framed as her world's Lois Lane, and running a triangle between Ultraman and Owlman. (nice touch of irony that, as Lois was characterized as being in a triangle between Clark and Superman for so many years).

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    As a "Super" fan of Superwoman, I will chime in as well, addiing to the good info given by both Bored and DrNew.

    When Superwoman first appeared and for a long time after, all we knew is that she was a renegade Amazon. Later on, one could see one gray strand in Superwoman's hair, mirroring E-2's Wonder Woman who was shown with graying hair due to both relinquishing immortality by leaving their respective home islands.

    Decades later, the island she left was named Damnation Island (an inverse of Paradise Island). Now Post Crisis, no gray hair. And we find out that Superwoman (who we don't know true name) killed all of her sister Amazons! Was she the Queen? The Princess? How did she get her Magic Lasso? These and more I have pondered during my decades-long fascination of Superwoman!

    While Superwoman usually does not wear bracelets like WW, a few years ago, Superwoman did wear silver bracelets and could presumably block bullets and lasers just like WW.

    Today, Superwoman's lasso is called the Lasso of Submission, and besides forcing one to tell the truth, it also releases inhibitions. The first version could turn into a giant flying reptile. The latest version looked like barbed wire!
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    Can you refer me to some good TP's where I can get her whole story together? She intrigues me the most out of the Crime Syndicate members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1313 View Post
    Can you refer me to some good TP's where I can get her whole story together? She intrigues me the most out of the Crime Syndicate members.
    JLA Earth 2 is the starting point if you're wanting to read her as more than an anti-Wonder Woman cypher. The Forever Evil event is probably where she gets the most attention.

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