(March 1966)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date
1966-01-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G20 and as G-20 on indicia page.

On-sale date from ad in All-American Men of War #114 and copyright registration.


An All-Star Collection of Stories! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Mooney (central image); Curt Swan (surrounding images)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?; George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Jerro; Comet; Streaky; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Superboy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mooney and Klein credits added by Nick Caputo.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 1)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Krypton; Argo City; Midvale Orphanage

When Supergirl Met Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 2)

Supergirl / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Describes their meeting before Supergirl's existence revealed.

Second Smash Issue! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Cave-Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergirl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Miss Hart; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis
Supergirl visits the stone age so that she can practice using her powers openly.
Reprints
Keywords
Brontosaurus; cavemen; Midvale Orphanage; Pterodactyl; time travel; Tyrannosaurus Rex

Supergirl's First Romance! (Table of Contents: 5)

Supergirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Jerro the Merboy (first appearance); Lori Lemaris; Ronal; Freddy Blake
Synopsis
Supergirl is called upon by Lori Lemaris to help Atlantis from a disaster. There, she falls in love with a merboy, Jerro.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; underwater

Indexer Notes

2 pages from original removed by shrinking the original splash by a third, removing the original page 2, and removing the first and third tiers of the original page 3.

Riddler on the Move (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Supergirl's Super-Pet! (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Streaky (first appearance); Miss Hart
Synopsis
Supergirl recovers a small Kryptonite meteor and unsuccessfully tries to find a chemical way to render it harmless. Later, Linda saves a stray orange cat from a dog. The cat follows her to the orphanage where Linda is given permission to keep him. Because of the white markings on his side, she calls him Streaky. Streaky discovers the piece of discarded Kryptonite, and receives super-powers from it. Streaky feeds some stray cats by tipping over a milk truck and chases off a bullying dog. Eventually his "meows" attract Supergirl and the two have some super-fun before Streaky's powers fade away.
Reprints
Keywords
Midvale Orphanage; X-Kryptonite

Supergirl's Two Sets of Parents (Table of Contents: 8)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney (illustrations)
Inks
Jim Mooney (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Superman; Streaky; Professor Damon Brant (villain); Mrs. Brant (villain); Miss Hart
Synopsis
Supergirl builds herself a secret Fortress of Solitude, but it is found by explorers who use the information to blackmail Supergirl into making them rich.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel; X-Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

2 pages from original removed by shrinking the splash page by a third and removing the original page 2 and the top two tiers of the original page 3.

The Three Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy (introduction, cameo); Colossal Boy (introduction, cameo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (introduction, cameo)]; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis
Supergirl is invited to the 30th century to join the Legion, but is rejected because Red Kryptonite has aged her beyond the limit for Legionnaires.
Reprints
Keywords
Red Kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Original pages 2 and 3 were cut. Third appearance of the Legion of Super Heroes.

Superboy Meets Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Supergirl; Superman; Zor-El (flashback)
Synopsis
Supergirl goes back into the past to meet Superboy, so he can have a super playmate.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; time travel

Indexer Notes

1 page cut by removing the middle tier of the original page 2 and the top two tiers of the original page 3

Writer credit confirmed from Martin O'Hearn. Ink credit confirmed from Pat Lang & Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Supergirl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hooray for Supergirl!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl
Synopsis
Superman introduces his super-powered cousin to the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

single page excerpt

The Super-Steed of Steel! (Table of Contents: 13)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Comet the Super-Horse; Dick Malverne; Streaky the Super-Cat; Krypto (dream); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Mace Greede
Synopsis
Supergirl encounters Comet for the first time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is not the first appearance of Comet; see Adventure Comics #293 (February 1962).

The Origin of Super-Horse (Table of Contents: 14)

Supergirl / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 15)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1959.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. An All-Star Collection of Stories!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  3. 2. When Supergirl Met Jimmy Olsen
    Supergirl
  4. 3. Second Smash Issue!
    The Spectre
  5. 4. The Cave-Girl of Steel!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Supergirl's First Romance!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. Riddler on the Move
    Batman
  8. 7. Supergirl's Super-Pet!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Supergirl's Two Sets of Parents
    Supergirl
  10. 9. Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. The Three Super-Heroes!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. Superboy Meets Supergirl!
    Superboy
  13. 12. ["Hooray for Supergirl!"]
    Supergirl
  14. 13. The Super-Steed of Steel!
    Supergirl
  15. 14. The Origin of Super-Horse
    Supergirl
  16. 15. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
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