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The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL Ep. 8: "Hostile Takeover"

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL Ep. 8: "Hostile...

By Paul Malmont Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Supergirl may bring hope to National City but her new series brings along with it secrets from throughout comic book history. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section for super answers.

These secrets pack a wallop!

Secrets have always been the thing we keep an eye out for—and this week's episode is all about them! The secrets of Cat Grant, Supergirl's secret identity, family secrets and more! Here's the #DCTV Secrets hidden within an episode full of revealed ones!

  • Who is Dirk Armstrong?
  • Where is Opal City?
  • Who is Adam Foster?
  • Who is Non?

Want to carry on the conversation?  Jump on #DCTV in Twitter and see what clues others have found.

Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know any more.  But of course you do and you will.






Dirk the Jerk!

Although the comic book version of Dirk Armstrong—the board member behind Cat Grant's leaked emails—isn't much nicer than his television counterpart, there are some redeeming qualities about him. First appearing in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #61, Dirk worked for the Daily Planet alongside Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Cat Grant—but unlike the other members on staff, he held some different views on the Man of Steel, even going so far as to call him a "super-menace" in one of his articles!

Who else besides Adam hails from Opal City?

Another classic DC Comics locale got a shout-out tonight as Opal City—previously mentioned on THE FLASH and ARROW—gets named-dropped during Kara's investigation. The city serves as home to not only Starman but also the Black Condor and the Elongated Man.

Cat's Other Son

In SUPERGIRL Episode 5, we met Cat Grant's son Carter, but this week we discovered another son, Adam Foster. Adam does indeed exist in the comics; however, he's much younger and meets a sad, terrible, and tragic fate at the hands of the villainous Toyman.

Non—Now Where Have We Heard That Name Before?

Some Superman fans might have instantly recognized the name Non, who appeared as Astra's husband in this week's episode. However, they might have been a little confused about him talking. One of the Man of Steel's strongest villains, Non first appeared in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and SUPERMAN II as an escapee of the Phantom Zone and one of General Zod's closest allies. He later appeared in ACTION COMICS #845, once again alongside Zod and Ursa. However, unlike his SUPERGIRL counterpart, the comic book and film version of the character is known for his hulking size and lack of speech.

See you soon!



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