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Supergirl by Alex Ross

"We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the recognition... We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed."

Kara Zor-El was an average Kryptonian teenager growing up in Argo, a domed city which survived Krypton's destruction, until her parents sent her to Earth to save her life when another catastrophe threatened with destroying her hometown. After crash-landing she meets her cousin Kal-El, known now as Clark Kent alias Superman, who helps her out with setting up a new identity and learning how to handle her powers. Eventually Kara becomes the super-hero known as Supergirl while she struggles to adapt herself to her new life in a strange, unknown world and learn how to be a hero.

The character first appeared in Action Comics (Volume 1) #252 (May, 1959), created by writer Otto Binder along with artist Al Plastino. Since her inception she has been one of the major and most popular DC Universe heroes and has appeared in multiple adaptations.


To learn more details about Supergirl's character and history, go to her comic book page.

Comic Books

Notable Comic Book Stories

  • The Supergirl from Krypton! (Action Comics #252)
  • Superboy Meets Supergirl!: (Superboy Volume 1 #80)
  • Supergirl's Three Super-Girlfriends!: Action Comics #276).
  • The Unknown Supergirl (Action Comics #278-285)
  • The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot: World's Finest (Volume 1 #169)
  • Demon Spawn (Adventure Comics #421)
  • Krypton No More (Superman #307-309)
  • Let My People Grow!: (Superman Volume 1 #338)
  • War World (DC Comics Presents Vol 1 #27-29)
  • The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor: (Superman Family #211-214)
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  • Who Stole Supergirl's Life? (Supergirl Vol 2 #19)
  • The Supergirl Saga
  • Supergirl: Wings
  • Many Happy Returns (Supergirl Vol 4 #75-80)
  • Young Love (Solo Vol 1 #1)
  • The Supergirl From Krypton (Superman/Batman #8-13)
  • Way of the World (Supergirl Volume 5 #26-32)
  • Superman: Brainiac (Action Comics #866-870)
  • New Krypton
  • Who Is Superwoman? (Supergirl Vol 5 #37-42)
  • Bizarrogirl
  • Superman Supergirl: Maelstrom
  • Reign of Doomsday
  • The Last Daughter Of Krypton (Supergirl Vol 6 #0-7)
  • H'el on Earth
  • Krypton Returns
  • Red Daughter of Krypton (Supergirl Vol 6 #28-33, Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28, Red Lanterns #29-32)
  • Crucible (Supergirl vol 6 #36-40)
  • Superman: Super League

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