SO WHO IN THE NAME OF BLOODY HELL IS GRANNY GOODNESS?
Well don’t be fooled by the name, as Granny Goodness is far from a sweet old lady. This hag-bag is the DC Comic equivalent of evil personified and is the right-hand woman of the mighty Darkseid, DC's biggest bad ass. Granny trains Darkseid's army of soldiers and gets them to do unspeakable things which often pisses off the likes of Superman and the Justice League.
Granny first appeared in the pages of Mister Miracle #2 (back in 1971) and she specialises in brainwashing and torture.
In folklore a hag is closely linked to the mare (as discussed in our last chapter), however on this occasion we're looking at the hag's close association to fairytales. Many fairytales depict a hag as an old woman who is in some way rather mean to youngsters (think Hansel and Gretel) and looks like a rather unattractive witch. Sometimes the hag is also known as the crone, or the wicked fairy godmother. In these tales the hag first appears as a well intentioned do-gooder before revealing her true colours as a despicable bitch.
THAT DEFINATELY SOUNDS LIKE MY AUNTY IRENE.
Well quite possibly. Either way as children we're told these stories (clearly by twisted parents who should know better) and as a result the hag's legend lives on and that's what makes her so powerful!