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)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
#440 Art Fantastix (2000)
- 'The Hurrieder I Go'#441
- 'The Tiny Terror of Tinseltown'#442
- 'Power Play'#444
- 'Parallel Lives Meet at Infinity...'#446
- 'First Steps'#446 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'First Steps'#488
- 'Counter Strike!'#489
- 'Panic in the Sky Epilogue: Hail the Conquering Heroes'#494
- 'Kismet: The Road Not Taken'#497
- 'Under Fire'#498
- 'Death Of A Legend'#499
- 'Grave Obsession'#499 (3rd print)
- 'Grave Obsession'#502
- 'Boy Meets Girl'#504
- 'Assault on Engine City!'#505
- 'Reign of the Superman!'#529
- 'Jail Break!'#531
- 'Genesis For Humanity'
#5 Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
- 'The Art of Julie Bell'
Blood Pack (1995)
#3 Convergence Green Lantern/Parallax (2015)
- 'Episode Three: Viva Las Vegas!'
#1 Convergence Supergirl: Matrix (2015)
- 'Crime and Punishment'
Convergence: Zero Hour (2015)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
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 Universe Special: Reign in Hell (2008)
- 'The Crimelord-Syndicate War, Part 3: The Night They Burned Ol' Dixie Down!'#34
- 'Strangers in a Strange Land'
#1 DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
- 'The Blaze/Satanus War'
TPB#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'
JLA Secret Files (1997)
Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
HC Lobo (1993)
- 'Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years'
#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)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
#9 Superman: The Man of Steel Gallery (1995)
- 'Power Breakfast'#10
- 'Tidal Wave!'#15
- 'Doomsday Is Here!'#20
- 'Funeral Day'#23
- 'The Return!'#26
- 'Blast Off!'#26 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Blast Off!'#27
- 'Bad Character'#28
- 'The Professionals'#51
- 'Crime and Punishment'#58
- 'Identity Crisis III: Snares'
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 Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2007)
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2013)
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 1'#175
- 'The Witch & the Warrior, Part 2: Girl Frenzy'
- 'Zero Hour'#1
- 'Zero Hour'#2
- 'Zero Hour'#3
- 'Zero Hour'
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