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The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 15 "Solitude"

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 15 "Solitude"

By Amy Ratcliffe Monday, February 29th, 2016

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.

We warm up after visiting the Fortress of Solitude by sharing a hot cup of secrets.

When a dangerous blue-hued villain crosses wires in National City, Kara travels to her cousin's Fortress of Solitude for assistance. Elsewhere in National City, hiding information causes all sorts of issues. Be like Alex and be honest. We are. Here are some of the #DCTV Secrets tucked into this week's episode:

  • Driving with Plastino
  • Who is Indigo, a.k.a. Brainiac 8?
  • Where is Colu?
  • Visiting the Fortress of Solitude
  • Taking flight with the Legion
  • Dyer… Where have we heard that name before?

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Stop flying forward if you don’t want to know any more. But who are we kidding—of course you do and you will.





An Unstoppable Force

When Indigo disables traffic lights around the city, a semi truck almost takes out a family in a car. The truck's license plate reads "PLASTINO." It's a tribute to legendary comic book artist Al Plastino. He was best known for his work on Superman titles in the Silver Age and drew Supergirl's first appearance in ACTION COMICS #252.

Bringing the Web to Life

Indigo was the most dangerous prisoner ever sentenced to Fort Rozz. Yes, that is terrible news for everyone. Portrayed by Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on Smallville (no coincidence there!), the alien also known as Brainiac 8 has quite the history.

In the comics, Indigo made her debut in TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1. The android designed by Brainiac 6 was a member of the Outsiders and essentially a living computer. In addition to having extraordinary analytical abilities, she possessed the powers of flight and displayed incredible strength.

They Apparently Have Great Cyber Constructs

Indigo is from Colu, a planet that landed on the map in SUPERMAN #167. Located in Sector 1287, the world was known for being extremely advanced in the areas of technology and science. Computers were used to govern, but they ended up taking over and treating the populace of Colu like slaves. Uh, maybe we should treat that as a cautionary tale...

A Place to Find Solace

James took Kara to Superman's Fortress of Solitude so she could learn more about who she was up against. If you're a superhero looking to get away from it all, a castle-like fortress in the middle of nowhere is the only solution. The hideout of sorts was first seen in ACTION COMICS #241 (Though an earlier version known as Superman's Secret Citadel was seen in SUPERMAN #17). In the comics, Superman let his closest allies and pals in on location of the fortress and used it as headquarters and a storage space.

Recently, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude served as the setting for a key moment in DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #3.

In tonight’s episode, the key Kara used to open the door was made from dwarf star material like in Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s ALL STAR SUPERMAN. Kal-El's pod, statues of Jor-El and Lara, and what could possibly be Red Kryptonite could all be seen around the fortress.

If You Like It, Then You Better Put a (Legion Flight) Ring On It

Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that a Legion Flight Ring is on full display inside the Fortress of Solitude. Belonging to some members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the ring is more than a shiny piece of jewelry. The accessory made from Valorium gives its wearer the power of flight.

Names Never Go to Waste

A soldier with the name "Dyer" on his uniform appears in Fort Pemberton. William Dyer was an alias used by J'onn J'onzz in the comics.

See you in two weeks!