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.
- Action Comics: back-up feature from #252 to #376 (1959-369)
- Superman Vol 1
- Adventure Comics: back-up feature from #381 to #424 (1969-1972)
- Supergirl (1972)
- Superman Family (1974-1982)
- Supergirl (1982)
- Power Girl 1988
- Supergirl (1994)
- Supergirl (1996)
- Supergirl (2005)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (#16-36) (2006)
- Power Girl (2009)
- Supergirl (2011)
- Superman Family Adventures (2012)
- Supergirl (Rebirth) (2016)
Notable Comic Book Stories
- The Supergirl from Krypton! (Action Comics #252 (1959)]]''
- 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)
- The Last Days of Superman: (Superman Vol 1 156)
- The Leper of Krypton: (Action Comics 363-366)
- Demon Spawn (Adventure Comics #421)
- Krypton No More (Superman #307-309)
- The Plague of the Antibiotic Man: Superman Volume 1 #311-314 (1977).
- Superman Vs Captain Marvel: "When Earths Collide!" (May, 1978)
- The Museum of Eternity: Superman Family #190.
- Let My People Grow!: (Superman Volume 1 #338)
- Judgment In Infinity: (Wonder Woman Vol 1 #291-293)
- Celebration: Superman Family issue 200.
- War World (DC Comics Presents Vol 1 #27-29)
- The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor: (Superman Family #211-214)
- The Krypton Chronicles
- The Great Darkness Saga
- Who Stole Supergirl's Life? (Supergirl Vol 2 #19)
- The Phantom Zone
- 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 Supergirl: Maelstrom
- The Third Kryptonian
- Superman: Brainiac (Action Comics #866-870)
- New Krypton
- Who is Superwoman? (Supergirl Vol 5 #37-42)
- Reign of Doomsday
- 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)
- The Final Days of Superman
- Man of Steel (2018)
Notable non-Canon stories
- Supergirl Movie Special
- Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl
- Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade
- Man of Steel Prequel
- Adventures of Supergirl
- Supergirl: Being Super
Other Comic Appearances
- Victory by Computer
- DC Comics Bombshells.
- Final Crisis
- Infinite Crisis
- Justice League 3000
- Justice League: Cry for Justice
- The Superdictionary
- Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 1 (1973-1980)
- ''Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 2 (1980-1984)
- Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1984-1987)
- Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 5 (2004-2009)
- Teen Titans Vol. 3 (2003 - 2011)
- Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009-2010)
- Justice League of America Vol 2 (2010-2011)
- Superman: The Animated Series
- Justice League Unlimited
- Super Best Friends Forever
- Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
- DC Super Hero Girls
- Justice League Action
- DC Super Hero Girls
- Supergirl: by Norma Fox Mazer, novelization of the 1984 film.
- Supergirl at Super Hero High: by Lisa Yee, set in the DC Super Hero Girls universe.
- Supergirl: Daughter of Krypton: by Daniel Wallace.
- Supergirl: Age of Atlantis: by Jo Whittemore, a companion novel for the show
- Supergirl: Curse of the Ancients: By Jo Whittemore
- Supergirl: Master of Illusion: by Jo Whittemore
- Supergirl: An Origin Story (DC Super Heroes Origins) by Steve Brezenoff
- Supergirl and the Man of Metal by Laurie S. Sutton, Gregg Schigiel
- Supergirl is set to appear in the DC Extended Universe's The Flash film. Sasha Calle has been cast in the role.
- Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
- Superman Unbound
- Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash