Funny / Supergirl
Supergirl vol 6 #20: This conversation needed to happen.


  • The cover of Action Comics #252. Superman sees a teenage girl flying out of a Kryptonian rocketship while wearing a version of his own costume, and his first reaction is "A girl, flying! It uh must be an illusion!"
  • The Memetic Mutation of Brainiac 5 creating a Supergirl robot to be a girlfriend in his sleep. It is both hilarious, creepy, and a wonderful example of Silver Age nuttery.
  • The inherent awesome silliness of Streaky the Supercat. The cat who gains super-intelligence and powers due to a magical marble.
  • The cover of Action Comics 360 is a Supergirl-themed Goose Game: link.
  • When Kara comes up with the name Linda Lee for her Secret Identity, Superman wonders what is with him and those initials.
  • Action Comics #324 cover featuring devil Supergirl stirring a cauldron and pranking her cousin is another wonderful example of Silver Age delightful silliness.


  • When the Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El tries to visit the Post-Crisis continuity and ends up getting confused at how reality works so differently. For example, trying (and failing) to push the Earth out of the way of an asteroid versus trying to move the asteroid (which the Justice League is taking care of anyway).
  • Linda Danvers, in order to save the Pre-Crisis Supergirl's life, goes back in time to the Pre-Crisis universe and attempts to bluff Superman into believing she's his cousin. Her attempts to make up a story explaining how she's younger than him but from Krypton are a combination of Blatant Lies and Epic Fail. Made doubly funny for the Continuity Nod and Genius Bonus of being Supergirl's legitimate Pre-Crisis origins (which just SOUND like an Asspull) when said aloud). Superman pretends to be fooled, only to point out, years later, her costume is made of cotton and other Earth fabrics plus the fact he could tell she was not Kryptonian at a glance due to the whole super-senses thing. It becomes a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when the Pre-Crisis Superman chooses to reveal he fell in love with her anyway.
  • This exchange in Supergirl vol 4 #77:
    Kara Zor-El: I'm looking through it. It's amazing. All the equipment I'm seeing. So many sizes and shapes...
    Linda Danvers: All the ...? Kara! Just where are you looking?!
    Kara: The equipment room, where they keep all the sporting stuff, why?
    Linda: Oh, I thought you were peeping in at the guy's lock— Forget it. My own dirty mind.
  • A few from Supergirl: Identity:
    • When Supergirl lampshades Pariah's Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.
      Pariah: "I am the Herald of Darkness. I am the witness to Apocalypse. I walk where the dragon's tail meets its mouth, bathed in blood... Call me Pariah."
      Supergirl: "I'm sorry, but... Who the hell are you?"
      Pariah: "I am the space between Scylla and Charybdis. I am the gasp before the Big Bang. I—"
      Supergirl: "Shut up and make sense!"
      Pariah: "I—All right."
      Supergirl: "Now again, slowly, and without the Lord of the Rings double talk."
      Pariah: "My name is Kent Massa. I was a scientist once... Until I dared look into the eyes of God and—"
      Supergirl: (clenching her fist) "I will hurt you."
      Pariah: "I... Fine."
  • When Grace Choi earns a free punch to the Maid of Might's face, only to break her hand.
  • When Supergirl and Wondergirl hug, with Kara's arms around Cassie's neck and Cassie's arms around Kara's waist. Just as it starts getting good, Ravager (Rose Wilson) shoots them with a rocket launcher as a prank.
    Wondergirl: "Thanks. I love you, Kara."
    Supergirl: "I love you too." BOOM
  • When Supergirl returns to her apartment, Captain Boomerang Jr. asks how her day was.
    Supergirl: I met a girl tonight (Terra II).
    Boomer: (Double Take, then grin) Explain. And do not leave out any details.
    Supergirl: (hits him with a pillow) Idiot. Another hero in a costume.
  • In Justice #8 a mind-controlled Kara tells Lois Lane that she doesn't know what her cousin sees in her:
    Supergirl: I don't know what Superman sees in you, Miss Lane. And don't tell me "X-Ray Vision". I have, too. And I don't see anything.
  • In Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime, Superman, Supergirl and Power Girl face off against Superboy Prime... and Prime dumbly yells that Superman is afraid of fighting him because he needs help of girls. Naturally, Supergirl in Power Girl decide punch him out of the planet for his sexist -and brainless- putdown. Summarized here.
  • In Superman #713, Superman tells Supergirl and Superboy that he has been wondering whether there must be a Superman... and he realized the answer is "No". And then he takes off his costume. Supergirl finds the situation so stupid that she facepalms hard.

Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade

  • From Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade: "Mother, Father, would you please be so kind as to pass the salt?"
  • That whole series is a goldmine for these.
    Supergirl: Ah...hey, guys. So, uh...what's going on?
    Belinda: I was trying to give a big, villainous speech, but apparently you're too busy being two people and having a horse to let me do that.
  • Kara's frequent daydreams about being "Moon Supergirl."
  • Issue Three
    • A meteorite crashes into the school and most of the students get superpowers, but those who don't are put into a remedial class where they're taught, as normal people, their existence is meaningless. Kara gets out of the class to answer a distress call by pretending some "invisible superhero" is manhandling her to cover her flying. As Kara is taken away "to her doom," Lena proclaims "I WILL AVENGE YOU!" Bonus points for their teacher clearly not giving a shit.
    • Supergirl tries to give herself the power to time travel to go back and stop the meteorite from hitting the school, but because she doesn't know what powers the fragment will give her, fears at one point she'll be turned into cheese. "I'm too delicious to live!"
  • Issue Four
    • When Lena discovers that Linda is Supergirl, Linda briefly envisions a scene where Lena happily becomes Supergirl's sidekick and they join forces to fight crime in "The Supermobile." Lena's real answer is less than encouraging.
      Lena Thorul: Are you INSANE?!
      Supergirl: It was just a thought...
    • Streaky punches Belinda through a wall, and the following exchange occurs:
      Belinda Zee: Did the cat just punch me?!
      Supergirl (Chasing after Streaky): Bad kitten! Stop being evil!
      Belinda Zee: Hunh.
      Lena Thorul (Chasing after Supergirl): REVENGE!
      Belinda Zee: Okay then. As long as we're all on the same page.
    • Belinda getting mauled by Streaky, plus the fact that Supergirl and Lena either don't notice or don't care.
  • Issue Five
    • In the midst of Belinda's chaotic rampage in the fifth issue, she sees Supragirl (Kara's doppelganger from another timeline) and accuses of her of thinking she's better than everyone else, and imagines herself as an arrogant little angel prancing through the sky on a magic flying horse. Cue Supergirl crashing into a building on Comet the Super-Horse's back. Belinda's only response is she wasn't being serious.
      Supergirl: Ah... hey guys. So, uh... what's going on?
      Belinda Zee: I was trying to give a big villainous speech, but apparently you're too busy being two people and having a horse to let me do that.
    • Lena's unhinged declaration that if anyone is going to subjugate the student body, it's gonna be her.
  • Issue Six
    • Even being turned into a statue can't stop Belinda's snarkiness. And better yet, Supergirl realizes she can hear all of Belinda's thoughts inside her head... and promptly expresses how creepy that is.
    • When an insane Lena shows up again, Supergirl drops Belinda on the ground.
      Superior Girl: Yeah I'm fine guys. Just been turned into a blue crystal statue. Been through horrible emotional turmoil. Obviously not a priority.
      Superior Girl: Jerks.

New 52:

  • In Supergirl #8, Kara first sees a TV and thinks she's finally found some technology that doesn't look completely alien. Then she picks the TV and speaks it:
    Supergirl: "TV", please expand image and holofy times five. Engage background datascroll factor two. Hmm. I think it's broken.
  • In issue 22, Supergirl meets Cyborg Superman while on another planet. He acts very friendly to her and offers a way to make her memories of Krypton come true. When he tells her what he wants for the offer, she retorts:
    Supergirl: You want to say that again? I couldn't hear you through all the creepiness coming out of your mouth!
  • Her opinion of Cyborg Superman doesn't improve after he goes on a rant about reaching perfection.
    Supergirl: Wow. I... I'm speechless over your level of insanity. H'El and now this creep? When am I going to learn? Boys offering Krypton are NOT to be trusted.
  • Sanctuary's reaction to the two Karas - Supergirl and Power Girl - is to try and kill one or the other. While this isn't intrinsically funny, it's the way it's written, with both versions of Kara being mostly just exasperated with Sanctuary, who proves to be something of a Deadpan Snarker.
  • The way that Skallox, a powerful Red Lantern who has a Skull for a Head, gushes over Red Lantern Kara, even acting as her impromptu cheerleading squad when she yells at Superman.


  • In the first issue of the seventh volume, Kara's attempts to fit in are hilarious:
    • She doesn't believe that a vehicle fitted with an internal-combustion engine and without a holographic thought interface can be called a car.
    • She often seems clumsy or dumb because Earth's customs are very strange and Earth's technology primitive. She struggles with a projector because it might as well be a stone tablet to her eyes. The sad thing is, she was considered a genius back in Krypton.
  • In Supergirl vol. 7 #1, as Kara is learning how to drive, she puts her foot on the brake... and through the bottom of the car. When it happens, her foster mother cries out: "Again?".

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